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#1 barbindy1

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 06:59 AM

I did not renew Norton 360 but got malwarebytes.  Is this the same kind of protection.  Or what else do I need?

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 07:34 AM

No, MalwareBytes is not a full blown anti virus app. Even with MalwareBytes you still need an anti virus app installed and resident.



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:34 AM

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not an anti-virus program nor should it be used as a replacement. Malwarebytes 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. The following quote is a statement from the Malwarebytes Team.



Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not meant to be a replacement for antivirus software. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a complementary but essential program which detects and removes zero-day malware and "Malware in the Wild". This includes malicious programs and files, such as viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and rogue applications that many antivirus programs do not detect or cannot fully remove. It is important to note that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works well and should run alongside antivirus software without conflicts. In some rare instances, exclusions may need to be set for your specific antivirus product to achieve the best possible system performance.

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Thus, you need both an anti-virus and an anti-malware program...together they provide the most comprehensive protection.



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 01:31 PM

A similar statement is in this HelpDesk Article: Does Malwarebytes Anti-Malware replace antivirus software?
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Posted 11 November 2014 - 05:21 PM

Malwarebytes should be used ALONGSIDE another antivirus, malware bytes is (if free) an on demand scanner and (if paid) a realtime ANTIMALWARE product (which is a little different from an antivirus). I strongly recommend using MBAM but it is not an antivirus, i know from experience that it wruns well with norton (that is the combination i used to use on my old windows xp computer). But it should not be run alone because an ordinary antivirus offers some types of protection it does not.

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 05:40 PM

I disagree in regards to the use of should. While Malwarebytes is an excellent program and highly recommended by myself and others...there are other alternatives such as Emsisoft Anti-Malware.
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Posted 11 November 2014 - 06:17 PM

Well seeing as the free version of MBAM is an on-demand only program (no real time element) why not run both?
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Posted 11 November 2014 - 06:31 PM


There is nothing wrong with using both. Telling folks they "should" use it is too forceful of a statement and not the proper way to put it. You can provide recommendations or give your personal opinion which aids in them making an informed decision but it is the user's choice in the end.
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Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:36 PM

I did not renew Norton 360 but got malwarebytes.  Is this the same kind of protection.  Or what else do I need?

You realy do need to run a anti-virus protection other than malwarebytes.

 

malwarebytes is designed to run in the back ground so to speak and will pick up what your installed anti-virus you have on your pc.

 

what ever choice of anti-virus protection such as norton,or kaspersky and e-set is just a matter of personal preference to us.

 

But malware bytes I would say is just designed to run along in the back ground.



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 05:35 AM

...malwarebytes is designed to run in the back ground...

That would be the full version...Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium which includes a real-time Protection Module. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free is just a stand-alone scanner which offers advanced malware detection and removal.
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Posted 12 November 2014 - 03:28 PM

Thanks I have subscribe to a virus protection site.  



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 03:45 PM

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