Malwarebytes is reporting a conflict with the Microsoft Windows 11 patch KB5027231 released on Tuesday. The conflict results in Google Chrome crashing when it tries to load. The issue does not seem to impact Windows 10 or all versions of Windows 11.
If you have Malwarebytes installed on your Windows 11 computer and Chrome won’t open after you applied updates, Malwarebytes suggest the following as a temp fix.
From the Malwarebytes support page:
As a workaround, we recommend disabling Google Chrome as a protected application in your Malwarebytes security settings.
On your device, open Malwarebytes.
On the top right, click the Settings wheel.
Click the Security tab.
Under Exploit Protection, click Manage protected applications.
Toggle off Google Chrome (and plug-ins).
Once this issue is resolved, go back and enable Google Chrome as a protected application in your Malwarebytes security settings.
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