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Anti-virus and anti-malware conflict


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#1 LynnMcnor

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:07 AM

I have McAfee Total Protection on my HP Pavilion (Windows 7). I recently erroneously downloaded Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, due to a solicitous email, but had "run" problem and managed to get out of it. Tried to research it and concluded I don't need Anti-Malware with McAfee Total Protection. Do I? Program is still on my computer, dormant. Should I delete it or uninstall it?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:21 AM

I have McAfee Total Protection on my HP Pavilion (Windows 7). I recently erroneously downloaded Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, due to a solicitous email, but had "run" problem and managed to get out of it. Tried to research it and concluded I don't need Anti-Malware with McAfee Total Protection. Do I? Program is still on my computer, dormant. Should I delete it or uninstall it?

Go to Start | Control Panel | Programs | Programs and Features, find McAfee Total Protection in the list and click "Uninstall".

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:15 PM

Hello,

I think you were asking whether to delete or uninstall MBAM. I'm hoping that it was the actual program and not a fake one.

In any case, if you installed the program, then to remove it, you need to uninstall it. If you merely downloaded the software program without installing it, then you can simply delete it from where-ever you saved it.

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#4 LynnMcnor

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:42 PM

Thanks a lot! Actually, it was the fake MBAM, the best I could tell. That's why I stopped the installation process just in time, and I really thought it was gone from my computer. I guess I'll just do an "uninstall" to be sure it's removed.

Edited by LynnMcnor, 11 May 2012 - 03:48 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:43 PM

An anti-virus program alone does not offer enough protection. Please read Why should you use both Anti Virus and Anti Spyware Software?.
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