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#1 spc3rd

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:15 AM

My inquiry here is regarding using McAfee AV software AND the Malwarebytes PRO Anti-Malware software BOTH in real-time scanning mode. The quote shown below was provided by Quietman7 in response to another post. For clarification...am I correct that I should NOT have the Malwarebytes Pro Anti-Malware program since it runs in real-time scanning mode like the McAfee AV does?

"As a general rule, using more than one anti-spyware program like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, SuperAntispyware, Windows Defender, Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, Spyware Terminator, etc. will not conflict with each other or your anti-virus if using only one of them for real-time protection and others as stand-alone scanners. In fact, doing so increases your protection coverage without causing the same kind of conflicts or affecting the stability of your system that can occur when using more than one anti-virus. The overlap of protection from using different signature databases will aid in detection and removal of more threats when scanning your system for malware. However, competing tools may provide redundant alerts which can be annoying and/or confusing as a result of the overlap in protection."

Thanks very much for any enlightenment!

Edited by spc3rd, 10 May 2011 - 09:16 AM.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:15 AM

Hi, there seems to be a known issue before basing on the forum of mbam below.

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=61158

But with the new version of mbam, I'm not sure.
Hope this gives you some idea of your inquiry.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 12:44 PM

The quote you cite is in regards to using more than one anti-spyware program. McAfee is an anti-virus and Malwarebytes is anti-spyware.

If any conflicts between Malwarebytes' and another security program are reported, suggested solutions are usually provided in the Common Issues, Questions, and their Solutions, FAQs.
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