Would Malwarebytes be considered an antivirus?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by php111, Feb 24, 2012.

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  1. php111

    php111 Registered Member

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    Would either the Malwarebytes free version, or paid version be considered a "full" antivirus? Or is it anti-malware where I would need to have an antivirus as well?

    I was reading about about it, and it says antivirus, anti-malware, anti-spyware, and things like that. Was I reading that correctly?
     
  2. Spruce

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    No, because unlike AV they can "choose" what to detect, as a second opinion solution meant to be run along with other products they're not "forced" to detect everything possible, at least I think so :p
     
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    No. MBAM is made to complement an AV. Also, by design, it won't kick in until a file executes which your AV may have missed, hence the complement part.
     
  4. TonyW

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    Having said that, some individuals use it on its own. Even Marcin, the CEO, uses it standalone.
     
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