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#1 BoredToDeath

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 11:42 PM

If i have the paid version of malwarebytes premium which includes real-time virus protection, do i still need another antivirus? Action center keeps telling me to turn on an antivirus even though i have malwarebytes premium on.

 

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 11:53 PM

Yes you will need antivirus software. It gives you far far better protection if you use both at the same time. I use norton 360 but i think Avast would do the job combined with malwarebytes premium.


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 12:43 AM

Indeed, Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware programs protect against slightly different types of threat (although there is some overlap). From the Malwarebytes support site https://helpdesk.malwarebytes.org/hc/en-us/articles/201861736-Does-Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware-replace-antivirus-software-

 

Whereas you should not run two different anti-virus products together, Malwarebytes is written to safely co-exist with conventional anti-virus applications. You should use both.

 

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 09:58 AM

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware does not act as a real-time protection scanner for every file like anti-virus software so it is intended to be a supplement, not a substitute.
 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a complementary but essential program which detects and removes zero-day malware and "Malware in the Wild".
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An anti-virus program alone does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Anti-virus and anti-malware programs each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats. However, there can be some overlap in functionality and detection features depending on the program's scanning engine, how the vendor defines a specific threat and what Naming Standards are used.

Anti-virus software is inherently reactive...meaning it usually finds malware after a computer has been infected. 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-virus researchers before they can add a new threat to database definitions. Further, if you're dealing with zero-day malware it's unlikely the anti-virus is going to detect anything.
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Posted 26 September 2014 - 09:13 PM

Ok thanks for responding, I better go turn my AV back on then...

 

This problem is resolved.



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Posted 27 September 2014 - 06:43 AM

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