MBAM and ESET Conflict?

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by Daniel1024, May 18, 2011.

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  1. Daniel1024

    Daniel1024 Registered Member

    May 15, 2011
    Will Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and ESET Smart Security conflict with each other? Malwarebytes' has realtime protection enabled.
  2. MattJN

    MattJN Former ESET Support Rep

    Feb 19, 2010

    The quick and short answer is yes.

    Anytime you try to load two realtime scanners on the same machine, you're asking for trouble. MBAM does have a free offering that will update and scan on demand, but it doesn't have a realtime scanner.

    Hope that helps.


  3. COSMO26

    COSMO26 Registered Member

    Oct 21, 2003
    I don't disagree with MattJN but I am / have been using MBAM Pro AND SuperAS Pro (both real-time) WITH ONE CAVEAT: I Manually Open MBAM Vs. Loading at Boot. I previously had No issues with All 3 but all of a sudden experienced Boot Locks and decided MBAM was the cause. I've used ESS 4.72 and NOW 5.0.65 Beta with No Hiccups so far.

    If V5 duplicates MBAM or SAS I'll ditch either IF it causes something like poor performance or reduced security from tripping over each other. Time and other post-ers will tell.

    An "expert" once gave me the following Exclusions for MBAM in ESS and vice versa. Use as desired.
    1. C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.dll
    2. C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamcore.dll
    3. C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamext.dll
    4. C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamnet.dll
    5. C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\ssubtmr6.dll
    6. C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\vbalsgrid6.ocx
    7. C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
    8. C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
    9. C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
    10. C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\rules.ref
    11. C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys
    12. C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
    You can also do the following in MBAM Ignore List for ESET:
    1. C:\Program Files\ESET...
    2. C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ESET...
  4. Hagla007

    Hagla007 Registered Member

    Sep 13, 2009
    I haven't noticed a single conflict.
  5. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    I've had issues with ESS 4.2 and MBAM locking up my machine when running real time on the MBAM. I don't recommend it but the choice is up to the end user.
  6. pegr

    pegr Registered Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Just a few additional thoughts ...

    Once users have updated to Version 5 of either ESET Smart Security or NOD32 Antivirus, IMO there will be little added value in running MBAM in real-time as well. Version 5 of either ESET product with the HIPS enabled should provide enough protection on its own.

    For anyone who still wants to supplement their ESET product with a paid real-time anti-malware, a better choice might be Prevx because Prevx has been specially designed to run alongside a conventional antivirus without causing problems. I am currently running Prevx and NOD32 Antivirus 5 Beta together with absolutely no conflicts or performance issues whatsoever. I also use the free version of MBAM for occasional additional on-demand scans.
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