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McAfee effectiveness against Malware


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#1 Chiv

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 02:30 PM

Hi, just wondering what folks' experience has been with using McAfee to remove Malware vs. MBAM? It seems that neither one catches everything, even with the latest DATs. Any suggestions as to which is generally better? And, is there a way to catch a problem before it gets onto my computer (e.g., can the file be scanned/cleaned during the download process itself)? I thought that's what's supposed to be the case but apparently not, as I got infected recently. Sorry for my inexperience, I'm not a tech-savvy guru like many of you!

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 02:38 PM

McAfee is an anti-virus. Malwarebytes is an anti-malware scanner intended to supplement your existing anti-virus, not replace it.


The Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Protection Module in the full version uses advanced heuristic scanning technology to monitor your system and provide real-time protection to prevent the installation of most new malware. This technology runs at startup where it monitors every process and helps stop malicious processes before they can infect your computer. The database that defines the heuristics is updated as often as there is something to add to it. Keep in mind that Malwarebytes does not act as a real-time protection scanner for every file like an anti-virus program so it is intended to be a supplement, not a substitute. Enabling the Protection Module feature requires registration and purchase of a license key that includes free lifetime upgrades and support. After activation, Malwarebytes can be set to update itself and schedule scans automatically on a daily basis. The Protection Module is not intrusive as it utilizes few system resources and should not conflict with other scanners or anti-virus programs.
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