General question about A-Vs and third party anti-malware products!

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    Because of all the ransomedware PCs Malwarebytes has saved for free, in the vein of a donation, months ago I decided to purchase the pro version to support it, so it's always enabled. I have only a SSD and ample memory so I don't even know it's alive. How much added protection do such products provide? Norton is my A-V. Thank you!
     
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    Re: Feneral question about A-Vs and third party anti-malware products!

    Really surprised to hear you say this since Symantec is agressively forcing all NAV/NIS users to remove MBAM. You presently won't be able to install either product if you have MBAM installed. Also once installed, the recent updates of either product will prevent the repair feature from running if MBAM is installed.

    Check out the Norton NAV/NIS forum. It is loaded with posts complaining about this.
     
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    Re: Feneral question about A-Vs and third party anti-malware products!

    I actually did get the warning a week ago or so but there have been no conflicts or warnings since. I assumed they "fixed" one or the other or both with an update!
     
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    I have NIS installed on my Windows 8 machine and I installed the free version Malwarebytes with no problems just now.
     
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    Thank you for this! After reading the thread, I have kind of taken a compromised (no pun intended) solution in that I have disabled Mb Pro. This is not to say there could be some protection issues that I'm not aware of with Mb still installed. Indeed though, I absolutely would have had no idea there was/is a problem if I hadn't received the warning a week or so ago, as everything works just great.
     
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    http://community.norton.com/t5/Nort...mpatible-with-Malwarebytes/m-p/965343#M239201
     
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    God forbid. I just can't wait to see what the upcoming patch screws up:rolleyes:

    The latest 20.3.1.22 patch is hosed. The WIN 7 firewall is blocking ccSvchst.exe hanging up the boot process and causing the NIS firewall from properly starting. It eventually sorts itself out and ccSvchst.exe starts up, the Norton icon on the lower toolbar turns green, and your finally protected. Symantec seems clueless about this and I don't waste my time anymore in that useless NIS forum. I added an inbound rule to the WIN 7 firewall to allow ccSvchst.exe which fixed the issue for the time being.
     
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    I've noticed a few instances when MBAM free needs to restart in order to finish cleaning up malware remnants it cannot if Norton's Boot Time Protection module is turned on to "Normal". Has anyone else noticed this too?
     
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    MBAM needs to be restarted when cleaning active memory process(es).
    It is not necessary for dropped file(s) and registry key(s).
     
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