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I bought Malwarebytes pro, is this bad?


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#1 SmurfonWheels

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 02:07 AM

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I bought Malwarebytes pro and i have Avira Pro), and told my brother and he got all mad and told me i wasted my money and that i should of got a cracked copy of it, know i do not know what to think, also can i ask douse Malwarebytes stop trackers cookies and web beacons? just wondering if not is there software that douse?

 

 

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 03:37 AM

It's not a bad thing at all.

 

The software you purchased does a completely different thing to Avira (anti-malware rather than antivirus) and is a wise investment in terms of Windows security.

 

Stealing a cracked copy may seem like a good idea if you have no money at all, but if you can actually afford it it is wise investment to support the people who support you in keeping your system secure. In addition, crackers often add malware to cracked software... many of the "help me!" threads we see in our malware removal forum originate from people installing cracked software.

 

Malwarebytes does not protect from beacons or trackers, you need browser based plugins to do that. I recommend Ghostery and Blur together. There is a new beta of a Google anti-cookie/tracking called Disconnect. I'm not sure if it is legit or just another way for Google to track users, yet.

 

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 03:51 AM

Hello

 

 

I bought Malwarebytes pro and i have Avira Pro), and told my brother and he got all mad and told me i wasted my money and that i should of got a cracked copy of it, know i do not know what to think,

 

 

Yes, using cracked/pirated software is illegal.  Unfortunately, being short on cash does not in any way justify doing so.

 

Moreover, such a cracked version of MBAM would be caught in the licensing servers and blacklisted.

The cost of a legitimate, legal license for MBAM works out to pennies per day (or less) per computer -- that is cheaper than a video game, computer hardware, cup of coffee or recovery from a malware catastrophe.

 

Cheers,

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 05:59 AM

Expanding on what has been said...you did right and your brother is wrong. The practice of using keygens, cracking tools, warez, torrents or any pirated software is not only considered illegal activity but it is a security risk which can make your system susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Please read this topic...Using these types of programs or the websites visited to get them is a guaranteed way to get yourself infected!!

See my comments in Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools as to why I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium.

Malwarebytes intentionally does not search for and remove cookies because they pose no significant threat (see here)...the scanner has more important things to look for.

We do not detect or remove cookies as they are not considered a malware threat to your system. There are plenty of 3rd party programs to remove or you can even have most browsers automatically remove if you like.

Malwarebytes forum, Post #2 by AdvancedSetup (Root Admin)

To protect your browser and help prevent advertisements & block websites, I generally recommend one or more of the following:Notes about Adblock Plus and NoScript:
Google, Amazon, Microsoft pay to get ads past Adblock Plus
Adblock Plus is letting companies pay to let their ads through
Allowing acceptable ads in Adblock Plus
Attention NoScript Users - Adblock Plus

I use uBlock, Ghostery, Add-on Update Checker and [color=blue]SpywareBlaster.
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Posted 20 January 2016 - 10:49 AM

thank you for the fast reply's, I'm glad know i got Malwarebytes pro , is this the best anti malware to have? i just heard good things about it, Allso superantispyware i was looking into but it seems that Malwarebytes pro got my attention more, and Malwarebytes seems to pick up more stuff, It's not good to have 2 anti malware software running at the same time just like antivirus, am i right about that?  i use windows firewall control to really keep on control on what my firewall is doing, i have Adguard and installed the plugins you told me to add, with Avira pro is this a nice setup?



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 12:09 PM

There is another option for anti-malware: Emsisoft Anti-Malware. However EAM is both an AV and AM.

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:10 PM

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium is sufficient to cover the gap left by any anti-virus...so using SUPERAntiSpyware Pro is really not necessary.

As a general rule, using more than one anti-malware program will not conflict with each other or your anti-virus if using only one of them for real-time protection and the others as stand-alone on demand scanners. In fact, doing so increases your protection coverage without causing the same kind of conflicts or affecting the stability of your system that can occur when using more than one anti-virus. The overlap of protection from using different security tools can aid in the detection and removal of more threats when checking your system for malware.

If using multiple anti-malware real-time resident shields together at the same time, there can be conflicts as a result of the overlap in protection. These conflicts are typical when similar applications try to compete for resources and exclusive rights to perform an action. They may identify the activity of each other as suspicious and produce alerts. In some cases they may identify the activity of each other as suspicious and produce alerts. Further, your anti-virus may detect suspicious activity while anti-malware programs are scanning (reading) files, especially if it uses a heuristic scanning engine, regardless if they are running in real-time or on demand. The anti-virus may even detect as threats, any malware removed by these programs and placed into quarantined areas. This can lead to a repetitive cycle of endless alerts or false alarms that continually warn a threat has been found if the contents of the quarantine folder are not removed before beginning a new security scan. Generally these conflicts are more of an annoyance rather than the significant conflicts which occur when running two anti-virus programs in real time.

If you want to use SUPERAntiSpyware Free, I recommend using it as a separate stand-alone on-demand scanner. The free version does not provide real-time protection, auto-Scanning, auto-updates or scheduled scanning so there is no need for it to run at startup and waste system resources. However, it does offer technology to deal with some rootkit infections and gives you another tool to use for a second opinion or in the event of malware infection where some of your tools may be disabled.

If you prefer something else, there are other stand-alone scanning tools you can use instead of SUPERAntiSpyware.From that list, I would recommend Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit, Zemana AntiMalware and the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool.
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Posted 20 January 2016 - 02:14 PM

You Helped me out a lot, i will love to get other stand-alone scanning tools i will use and them as stand alone scanners and leave my Avira pro and Malwarebytes pro for realtime scanning thank you for the list and help :) and for clearing it all up for me :3



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 05:19 PM

You're welcome on behalf of the Bleeping Computer community.
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:45 PM

You definitely did right by buying Malwarebytes. Be careful when someone suggests getting software illegally.






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