Do I need an Antivirus with Malwarebytes PRO?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by NotRight, Jul 19, 2013.

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  1. NotRight

    NotRight Registered Member

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    Hey all,

    I was just wondering if I need to keep an AntiVirus running now that I purchased MalwarebytesPro. They both have real-time protection, and was wondering if they conflict with each other, or it is fine to have both running.

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    Yes,you should use AV with MBAM.MBAM is a complementary Anti-Malware solution to a fully installed Anti-Virus application.MBAM works differently from your anti-virus, specializes in different threats from your anti-virus, and is designed to work alongside a robust, real-time anti-virus to provide complementary, layered protection.Most of AVs works fine with MBAM.
     
  3. mick92z

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    Absolutely.
    While MBAM is a fine piece of software, it will not stop lots of viruses. However it will block a lot of malware that your AV will miss.So both is best.
    This is from their website " Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not meant to be a replacement for antivirus software. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a complementary but essential program which detects and removes zero-day malware and "Malware in the Wild". This includes malicious programs and files, such as virus droppers, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and rogue applications that many antivirus programs do not detect or cannot fully remove. That being said, there are many infections that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware does not detect or remove which any antivirus software will, such as file infectors. It is important to note that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works well and should run alongside antivirus software without conflicts. In some rare instances, exclusions may need to be set for your specific antivirus product to achieve the best possible system performance."

    One last thing, if it's still enabled by default, untick the option to automatically quarantine threats detected by the protection module. Due to a recent false alarm MBAM quarantines hundreds of files, bricking many machines.
     

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    http://helpdesk.malwarebytes.org/en...ytes-Anti-Malware-replace-antivirus-software-

    Is Malwarebytes´Anti-Malware a full Antivirus programm ?
    http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=125925
     
  5. NotRight

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    Thanks for the replies! Good to know. Now time to make a decision on which A/V to purchase. So many mixed reviews about them; I don't really believe the comparative tests, I feel like they are trying to promote a product(s). Any suggestions on a good A/V purchase would be appreciated.

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    I strongly believe AV comparatives is fair , comprehensive and independant http://www.av-comparatives.org/
    That said , if you want to spend your pennies , check out Sandboxie.Not an AV , but a unique piece of software, that can protect your machine to the max. Of course there is a free version, that is perfectly adequate, check it out :thumb: http://www.sandboxie.com/
    If your insistent on buying an AV , use the trials first, to test out compatability
     
  7. boombastik

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    No need to purchase any antivirus.
    Free also works well
    U can choose something from Avg Mse or avast.
    I use personally avast free which seems that has very good detection rates in zero day threats (version :cool: with malwarebytes pro and i have no problems with them.
     
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    The tests are very good. You can use all the different tests to find general trends in which products are best at the current time.

    Lately, Bitdefender, Trend, Kaspersky, Emsisoft and F-Secure seem to do consistently well across multiple testing organizations.
     
  9. NotRight

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    Good suggestions and recommendations! I think for the time being I may stick with Avira Free, since others are arguing it offers almost the same features as Paid.

    But keep the comments coming, i'd love to purchase a product that deserves it!

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    me
     
  10. DX2

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    Probably the best thing to do is to try them out and go from there.
     
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    That sounds like a plan, and with that decision, we'll close this thread as per Policy.
     
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