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