I am a bit unsure of difference between malware protection and anti-virus protection. I have Norton nis which is great for stopping Trojans. I have a company that works on my computer if I have a problem. They wanted me to put in a anti malware program. I have been having problems with computer lately, so I let them do this, could this cause a problem, because I know that you are not supposed to run 2 anti-virus programs?
I'm also a Norton AV (N360) user and have been running MBAM Pro (now renamed "Premium") for about 16 months with no conflict issues and no incidences of malicious intrusions encountered.
Among some circles, this is a hot-button topic as to whether it's recommended to run Norton AV products simultaneously with the MBAM paid version (realtime) tool.
I've tried to discuss this topic at the Norton forum but there are certain longtime members there that persist in recommending against using the Pro/Premium version due to, their claim, increased potential of malicious infections because the 2 products can conflict when detecting an unwanted intrusion, thus permitting penetration past the products' defenses.
The problem that I see with this stance is that I've specifically asked, along with the MBAM forum Admin (an MBAM staff member), for data to substantiate this stance.
To date, there's been no evidence offered, by way of Norton customer testimonials, or lab test data provided by Symantec staff members, that supports this stance.
I've waited for about 18 months at the Norton forum for a Symantec employee to provide a post for its members that would confirm what's repeated daily by a handful of members. That hasn't occurred as yet.
I'm not certain but it appears that a substantial percentage of the reason for this point of view is based on the valid recommendation that PC users shouldn't be using 2 AV realtime products simultaneously.
The flaw with this assumption regarding Norton and MBAM, is that MBAM is not an AV product. It's a product that is designed specifically to run in realtime mode as a supplement to a mainline AV product. The scanner engine operates in a different manner than mainline AV products.