Does anyone know which of the antiviruses mostly used that do not detect against potentially unwanted programs?
I know for sure Norton does not protect against Pups . I am thinking of switching from my Norton antivirus for this reason.
Agree about Norton and other AV's that don't scan for PUP's.
I've been running Norton 360 AV simultaneously with MBAM Pro for about 14 months without any conflict issues.
MBAM pro detects and blocks potentially malicious 'net sites on my PC, those which Norton doesn't block. Some of the notifications may be false-positives from MBAM but I like to use the dual-layer protection approach since MBAM (Pro version)'s "flash scan" feature will detect PUP's and provide the option for removal.
It's generally recommended that it's best to use a dual-layer protection scheme with a mainline AV product in conjunction with an antimalware-specific tool.
The hot-button-topic side of this issue, among some, has to do with running any 2 real-time scanners at the same time. This is what some members at the Norton Forum repeatedly post there but have not offered lab data to substantiate the recommendation to avoid a 2nd real-time antimalware tool due to conflicts when a threat is detected in a system.
What is omitted from their discussion is this part of the topic, from the MBAM Knowledge Base:
I've asked the question about providing data to validate the recommendation as have the MBAM Forum's Admin, but neither of us has received answers to our questions, nor have I seen a Symantec staff member verify the claim to avoid MBAM Pro's usage with Norton AV's.
I'm a satisfied Norton AV subscriber but I also think their unwavering stance regarding MBAM Pro's use is not accurate.