SAS/MBAM real-time, scans necessary?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Iangh, Mar 27, 2010.

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  1. Iangh

    Iangh Registered Member

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    If you are running SAS/MBAM real-time is it still necessary to scan?

    Can I assume that if I scan once when I install then after that I can just rely on the real-time guard to catch malware when it starts?

    Ian
     
  2. codylucas16

    codylucas16 Registered Member

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    SAS Realtime is pretty poor right now, honestly. But there is malware that not every Realtime protection can stop, and some that there aren't signatures for yet. That's why it's a good idea to scan once a month or so just to be sure you didn't catch something the real time guards weren't aware of at the time you got it.
     
  3. kasperking

    kasperking Registered Member

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    you can easily schedule a daily quick scan of mbam and that'll be all.
     
  4. JoeBlack40

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    Damn...it means that my lifetime license is pretty much worthless,and i can use SAS only as a scanner....Avast!5 free it can handle the spywares by itself imho.
     
  5. Zyrtec

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    Hey,

    Since this thread is about SAS and MBAM real-time protection, I just wanted to add that even when real-time protection in MBAM is good at blocking malicious domains/IPs/web-sites and also blocking Rogue AVs installers, these same features might conflict with Antivirus programs that also have a web-scanner component.

    I know about some AVs that scan HTTP traffic and, consequently block malicious domains/web-sites. Therefore, that feature might conflict with MBAM real-time and slow down your browsing.

    I had that bad experience [very slow browsing] when I installed a paid version of MBAM [real-time enabled] alongside with ESET NOD32 4.0.474.
    My browsing speed was slow to a crawl and some web-pages completely refused to load.
    I then stopped MBAM real-time protection and everyting went back to normal.

    I hope my experiances running MBAM Pro with real-time protection enabled and http-scanner AVs can be helpful for people running MBAM Pro with AVs that scan http--traffic.


    Kind regards,


    Carlos
     
  6. Securon

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    Good Evening ! Own both SAS Pro and MBAM Pro...I use both on demand. Prevx 3.0 is real time and seems pretty adept at snagging the majority of malware I might encounter. SAS for me snags a lot of cookies not much else, and I'm dubious as to the effectiveness of it's real time mode. MBAM on the other hand I use on a daily basis for scheduled quick scans,but with Prevx and Avira Premium Ver.10, I might just bypass scanning altogether and use it as a strict on demand basis. Sincerely...Securon
     
  7. dw426

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    Always scan at least once a month regardless of if you use real-time protection (speaking of which Zyrtec, I hate that damned IP blocker. It doesn't block anything malicious, it just blocks period).
     
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