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AVG Vs MBAM ?


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#1 Jove

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

If AVG does not pick up malware that MBAM does Why should I be using AVG ?

 

 

Also;

 

For the Instructions Using a Single Scanner Program can alternate Programs be disabled rather than
UN-installed , i.e. , . .

 

You must uninstall all but one antivirus program.

  • If you have multiple antivirus applications installed on your PC, please choose the one you prefer and uninstall all others. Do this now before continuing because you will only be asked to do it later if not done now.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:24 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/#entry2316629

The short version, as follows. But I strongly suggest reading the whole topic by quietman7 for comprehensive information.

No single product is 100% foolproof and can prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Just because one anti-virus or anti-malware scanner detected threats that another missed, does not mean its more effective. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear and it takes time for them to be reported, samples collected, analyzed, and tested by anti-vendors. Security vendors use different scanning engines and different detection methods such as heuristic analysis or behavioral analysis which can account for discrepancies in scanning outcomes. Depending on how often the anti-virus or anti-malware database is updated can also account for differences in threat detections.

Further, each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes malware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another. Thus, a multi-layered defense using anti-spyware products (including an effective firewall) to supplement your anti-virus combined with common sense, safe computing and safe surfing habits provides the most complete protection.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 05:08 PM

Malware comes in so many forms that you need multiple tools.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:23 PM

Ok, I agree but, . . .

 

What about ;

 

For the Instructions Using a Single Scanner Program can alternate Programs be disabled rather than
UN-installed , i.e. , . .

 

You must uninstall all but one antivirus program.

  • If you have multiple antivirus applications installed on your PC, please choose the one you prefer and uninstall all others. Do this now before continuing because you will only be asked to do it later if not done now.

I have a dial up so when I want to use more than 1 program to scan, I need to D/L each time ?


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:29 AM

Just as a quick reply to >> If AVG does not pick up malware that MBAM does Why should I be using AVG ? <<

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will not find a lot of Virus type infections.

Read the Am I Infected area, and you are often asked to use MBAM and ESET on-line Antivirus deep scanner.

 

Malware is a term for anything from Adware to the FBI type infection - All need other tools, not just one -

 

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:22 AM

MBAM is not an antivirus program.   It is a tool for removing malware which your antivirus has allowed to install on your computer.   If it finds malware you really need a better antivirus/security program.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:20 AM

 

If AVG does not pick up malware that MBAM does Why should I be using AVG ?

 

 

Also;

 

For the Instructions Using a Single Scanner Program can alternate Programs be disabled rather than
UN-installed , i.e. , . .

 

You must uninstall all but one antivirus program.

  • If you have multiple antivirus applications installed on your PC, please choose the one you prefer and uninstall all others. Do this now before continuing because you will only be asked to do it later if not done now.

 

AVG is still important because it may pick up malware that MBAM does not. MBAM also does not have any resident protection. Their pro version does include file protection but IMO, I believe that it is not adequate.



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:23 AM

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. Keep in mind that this feature does not guarantee something will not slip through as no product can detect and prevent every type of malware. The database that defines the heuristics is updated as often as there is something to add to it. Also 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.

IP Protection (malicious website blocking) is part of the Protection Module and works after it is enabled. When attempting to go to a potential malicious website, Malwarebytes will block the attempt and provide an alert. IP Protection is also designed to block incoming connections it determines to be malicious. More information about IP Protection can be found in the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware IP Protection FAQs.
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