Malwarebytes Tray App Won’t Close – Disable MBAMService

I recently encountered an issue where the Malwarebytes tray app wouldn’t close, even after clicking the exit button. One solution I found was to disable the MBAMService.

Understanding the Tray Application

If the Malwarebytes tray application won’t close on your computer, you can disable the MBAMService to resolve the issue. To do this, first open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc. In the Task Manager, locate the MBAMService process and click on it. Then, click on the “End Task” button at the bottom right corner of the Task Manager window. Once you have successfully ended the MBAMService process, the Malwarebytes tray app should close without any issues.

Common Issues and Solutions

  • Open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc
  • Locate the MBAMService process in the list of running processes
  • Right-click on the MBAMService process and select End Task

Troubleshooting Steps

If the Malwarebytes tray app won’t close, you can try disabling the MBAMService. To do this, first right-click on the Malwarebytes tray icon in the taskbar. Click on “Quit Malwarebytes. ” If this doesn’t work, press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager.

Look for “MBAMService. exe” in the list of processes. Right-click on it and select “End task. ” If the issue persists, you may need to reboot your computer to fully close the Malwarebytes tray app.

Preventive Measures and Best Practices

To prevent the Malwarebytes Tray App from not closing, follow these best practices. First, try closing the app through the Task Manager. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager, locate the Malwarebytes Tray App, and click on “End Task”. If that doesn’t work, you can try restarting your computer to see if that resolves the issue. Another option is to disable the MBAMService by opening the Start menu, searching for “Services”, finding MBAMService in the list, right-clicking on it, and selecting “Stop”.


How do I close Malwarebytes in the tray?

To close Malwarebytes in the tray, you can right-click the Malwarebytes icon located in the system tray next to your clock, then select Quit Malwarebytes.

Why can’t i close Malwarebytes in Task Manager?

You can’t close Malwarebytes in Task Manager because it includes self-protection to prevent unexpected termination. To exit Malwarebytes, right-click on the Malwarebytes tray icon, select Quit Malwarebytes, and click Yes if prompted by User Account Control.

How do I stop Malwarebytes from running in the background?

To stop Malwarebytes from running in the background on your Android device, you can adjust the app settings by navigating to Settings, selecting Apps, choosing Malwarebytes, tapping on Battery Usage, and then selecting either Don’t optimize or Allow background activity.

How do you turn off Malwarebytes?

To turn off Malwarebytes, you can right-click on the system tray icon and select Stop Protection, or double-click on the system tray icon and choose Stop Protection within Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit.

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