MBAM Pro or Antivirus?

Discussion in 'polls' started by jo3blac1, Dec 30, 2012.

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Which one should I keep?

  1. MBAM Pro

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. Avast/AVG/MSE

    4 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. I don't know

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
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  1. jo3blac1

    jo3blac1 Registered Member

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    Okay I am trying to slim down on my security. Which one would you go with: MBAM Pro or Avast/AVG/MSE File system protection module (everything else disabled)?
    Besides these I am currently running:
    Outpost FW Pro
    Firefox 17.01 ESR with ABP and NS
     
  2. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    Personally i would keep avast and run MBAM as an on demand scanner,:thumb:
     
  3. Daveski17

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    I have MSE & MBAM as on-demand. I don't see why you would want to get rid of MBAM Pro in the first place though. Does it slow you down that much?
     
  4. jo3blac1

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    Yeah I have a netbook. I do notice slow downs when using both MBAM Pro and a third party AV such as Avast or AVG. I don't like using on demand products because I never use them. So I am trying to decide which one will give me better protection: MBAM Pro or and AV.
     
  5. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    AV only.

    as long as your AV is always updated, and your system is currently clean, MBAM will never find anything

    total waste of money I spent on the Pro version it's only good of removing stuff from currently infected system but on a clean system not once has it found anything
     
  6. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    The pro version is for primarily the ip blocking which was very effective when i used the pro version.

    The last part of your sentence makes no sense as naturally on a clean system it will not find anythingo_O :ninja:
     
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    Are you saying avast with everything disabled except file protection?
    If so, might as well go with MBAM Pro.
    You forgot to mention that when there is no rain it gets really dry. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    (?) Of course. If the system is clean, it shouldn´t find anything.
     
  9. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    what I meant was, if you had a clean system, installed an antivirus, had it always updated, then MBAM is going to do nothing more extra to protect you other than cause conflicts EVEN if you set exclusions in both the AV and MBAM

    Since MBAM cannot be relied on as a full fledged antivirus, it does not detect harmful/tracking cookies such as other products
     
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  10. The Red Moon

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    You cannot just rely on a sole AV alone.
    Why not just run MBAM as an on demand scanner then there are no conflicts then.
    Its certainly not over rated at all and every windows user should have at least the free version installed.
     
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