malwarebytes vs. a-squared

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  1. schwartr

    schwartr Registered Member

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    I have been trying to find some real info between malwarebytes and a squared regarding which one is "better" (detection and removal) as an on demand scanner. So far all I can find is "malware bytes iz teh best" or something like that.

    Anyway, I was hoping to get some useful info about the two.

    Thanks
     
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    if its just as a 2nd or3rd opinion for on-demand, id say Malware bytes, but if ur looking for more all around coverage and possibly real-time use, then A-squared wuld probly be better.

    but if ur just looking to use a scanner for on-demand, why dont u just use both?
     
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    They both have their pros n cons n ill list some of them for ya:

    a2 --- Pros: High detection of old n new malware in general, High frequency of signature n program updates, Non conflicting third party 2nd rate AV engine included from the Austrian Ikarus vendor, Behaviour Blocker(HIPS) included, Good enough to be used Standalone, can be considered a suite, good forum support from longtime fellow users

    Cons: Heavyweight due to the double engine usage, Bad removal of malware, So so support, Many false positives, have sent plenty of fp's in to fix but never were fixed even when opening a support ticket for it no response

    MBAM --- Pros: High detection of new malware in general, Excellent malware cleanup skills, friendly fast n dedicated support, cheap, License is Lifetime, Lightweight app

    Cons: Cant be used as standalone but then again thats not its purpose to start with(usefull in a layered setup), vendor wont add detection for baddies wich are allready detected by most av's, Supposedly their realtime component is not that stable(never tested this myself) but they do work on it alot, many reported false positives

    Overall: Both are great apps and if you can't pick you could always use em both ;), example use a2 realtime n mbam ondemand
     
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    Regarding "which is best?" threads, see this:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1405029&postcount=2

    Forum section does not matter if the question is so basic as to be at issue. Read the thread.

    Thread closed.


    For all those who do not yet understand... If a person asks a question that is against forum policy, like "What is the best XYZ?" or "this vrs. that <product>?" then it is always wrong and will be closed. This thread included. Forum section does not matter. Read the link posted above.
     
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