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AVG, Windows Defender, MalwareBytes?


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#1 Nia(:

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 04:21 PM

Should I download AVG?
Will it affect MalwareBytes?
Or Windows Defender?
Can someone give me a link to a good antivirus software on AVG's website?

Sorry for all the questions.

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#2 boopme

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 04:26 PM

Yes use MBAM it should be no problem with either app. It not a true AV as the AVG is,but is is a highly effective Anti Malware scanner.

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Edited by boopme, 26 January 2009 - 04:28 PM.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 04:44 PM

Yes use MBAM it should be no problem with either app. It not a true AV as the AVG is,but is is a highly effective Anti Malware scanner.

Download it from here...
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I already have MalwareBytes downloaded, but if I download AVG[Antivirus] will problems occur? Will MalwareBytes screw up?

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 05:06 PM

those should all play nice together..
Edit:
Which Defender and sre you using XP or Vista?

Edited by boopme, 26 January 2009 - 05:07 PM.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 07:23 PM

those should all play nice together..
Edit:
Which Defender and sre you using XP or Vista?


"Windows" Defender and Vista.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:32 PM

OK just wanted to check, they will all work.
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:49 PM

OK just wanted to check, they will all work.


Wait,
what is MalwareBytes exactly?
What does it cover?
[Malware,Trojans..etc]?

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:11 PM

It's the next generation Anti-Malware application tool. It can detect and remove malware that even the most well known anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail to detect. Effective with viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and malware that are constantly evolving and becoming harder to detect and remove.
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:26 PM

It's the next generation Anti-Malware application tool. It can detect and remove malware that even the most well known anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail to detect. Effective with viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and malware that are constantly evolving and becoming harder to detect and remove.


Sorry for all the questions.
Finally,
what is AVG?
What does that cover?

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:45 PM

AVG is an anti virus.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:49 PM

AVG is a good, real time scanner and file/prog. scanner, although it may miss some things some of the time. Malwarebytes Is a scanner as well but, not so much a real time prog. . Scanning ongoing input and output is not its forte, so to speak.
They can conflict. The use of AVG, while doing a scan with another virus prog can result in both services finding a piece of malware and then its up to you which kid hit first. So disable one (malwarebytes only runs if you ask it to) when running the other has been suggested to reduce such multiple findings among-st two programs designed to do similar tasks.

Having more than one virus/walware prog runnable is a great idea for all. Its like having two teams on your side. Keep both updated but separated. As it turns out, one prog. just don't catch em all, all the time

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:31 PM

Hello Nia(:

what is AVG?
What does that cover?

It depends which AVG version you download and install. AVG 8.0 free edition includes Anti-Virus, Real-time protection, E-Mail scanner and anti-spyware.

AVG 7.5 only includes a real-time protection anti-virus. If you buy AVG 8.0 Internet Security Suite it has everything including a 3rd party firewall and rootkit scanner etc... I am not a fan of Security Suites though, takes too much resources.

Make sure you have only one anti-virus and firewall software installed and running at once. Have a few anti-spyware programs and you would be fine. Be careful what you do on the web too. Safe surfing habit is the number 1 protection out there. It's free and it's all in your control :thumbsup:

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