Non-free MalwareBytes & SpybotS&D vs. Microsoft Security Essentials

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by WildarsNube, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. WildarsNube

    WildarsNube Registered Member

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    After years of benefiting from the free versions of MalwareBytes and SpyBot S&D, it's time I contributed a paltry sum to them by buying their home versions (and it is home where I use them). However, they come with extra protection, whereas I only used the free versions for on-demand scans of selected files. Am I at risk of creating conflicts with Microsoft Security Essentials and the native Windows 7 firewall by upgrading to paid versions of MalwareBytes and Spybot S&D?
     
  2. TheRollbackFrog

    TheRollbackFrog Registered Member

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    Shouldn't be a problem. When you install Mbytes, it tells the computer that it is taking over the AV task. When I use the full version, I disable MSE (it really isn't needed). The FireWall (Windows Defender) will continue to run nicely.
     
  3. Roberteyewhy

    Roberteyewhy Registered Member

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    Been using MB Premium along side WD since the beginning of Win 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. Never had a problem or conflict. Have not used SpyBot S&D for some time now.

    Robert
     
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