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Is Bitdefender + MalwareBytes Enough?


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#1 ArcticWolf_11

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 02:15 AM

Hi, are they enough or should I get more software to make my computer more secure so that I don't get a virus. I have an i7 4790k, 950 Pro 512GB Nvme, 32GB ram so I can spare system resources for this. Also would Bitdefender and emsisoft play nicely together or is that a bad idea? Thanks!



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 02:53 AM

BitDefender is compatible with Malwarebytes, although I've heard of cases involving BD not playing nice with Malwarebytes. Those are usually resolved quickly with a reinstall.

Emsisoft uses the BitDefender engine together with the inhouse engine, so using both together is a bit redundant IMO.

Emsisoft can replace Malwarebytes in terms of antimalware as well, so you do not need to have Malwarebytes if you use Emsisoft (although having a backup is nice though).

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:31 AM

BitDefender is compatible with Malwarebytes, although I've heard of cases involving BD not playing nice with Malwarebytes. Those are usually resolved quickly with a reinstall.

Emsisoft uses the BitDefender engine together with the inhouse engine, so using both together is a bit redundant IMO.

Emsisoft can replace Malwarebytes in terms of antimalware as well, so you do not need to have Malwarebytes if you use Emsisoft (although having a backup is nice though).

Oh okay, so I should be fine with just malwarebytes and bitdefender? Anything else I should get for better protection?



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:48 AM

Or you can use Emsisoft and replace both BitDefender and Malwarebytes altogether. :)

For additional protection I would recommend an antiexploit product like Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) or HitmanPro.Alert. You can also add a third party scanner like Zemana Anti-Malware, but it is completely optional.

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 04:13 AM

Or you can use Emsisoft and replace both BitDefender and Malwarebytes altogether. :)

For additional protection I would recommend an antiexploit product like Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) or HitmanPro.Alert. You can also add a third party scanner like Zemana Anti-Malware, but it is completely optional.

 

I'll probably just do that after my key expires in 240 something days XD. Out of those 3 Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) or HitmanPro.Alert which would you recommend the most that I should get?



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 04:19 AM

MBAE has a free version, but only shield Java, Flash and certain browsers (MBAE Premium offers custom shields for most applications).

EMET is free, but requires some tweaking and knowledge to avoid potential problems.

HitmanPro.Alert has additional functions in addition to anti-exploit (i.e. CryptoGuard protects against crypto ransomware) but only has paid version.

You can take a look and see what is best for you :)

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 04:22 AM

MBAE has a free version, but only shield Java, Flash and certain browsers (MBAE Premium offers custom shields for most applications).

EMET is free, but requires some tweaking and knowledge to avoid potential problems.

HitmanPro.Alert has additional functions in addition to anti-exploit (i.e. CryptoGuard protects against crypto ransomware) but only has paid version.

You can take a look and see what is best for you :)

 

Ah okay, thanks!



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 05:39 AM

Hi:

 

BitDefender is compatible with Malwarebytes, although I've heard of cases involving BD not playing nice with Malwarebytes.

 

AFAIK Those issues were resolved after BD patched their product several weeks ago.

 

We have not had any recent trouble reports at the MBAM forum.

 

Cheers,

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 06:06 AM

Some security researchers have advised not to to use multiple anti-exploit applications because using more than one of them at the same time can hamper the effectiveness of Return-oriented programming (ROP) and other exploit checks. This in turn can result in the system becoming even more vulnerable than if only one anti-exploit application is running. In some cases multiple tools can cause interference with each other and program crashes.

While you should use an antivirus (even just the Windows Defender tool built into Windows 10, 8.1, and 8) as well as an anti-exploit program, you shouldn’t use multiple anti-exploit programs...These types of tools could potentially interfere with each other in ways that cause applications to crash or just be unprotected, too
How-To Geek on Anti-exploit programs

ROP is a computer security exploit technique that allows an attacker to execute code in the presence of security defenses such as non-executable memory and code signing. It is an effective code reuse attack since it is among the most popular exploitation techniques used by attackers and there are few practical defenses that are able to stop such attacks without access to source code.

Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) is a computer security technique involved in protection from buffer overflow attacks. These security technologies are intended to mitigate (reduce) the effectiveness of exploit attempts. Many advanced exploits relay on ROP and ASLR as attack vectors used to defeat security defenses and execute malicious code on the system. For example, they can be used to bypass DEP (data execution prevention) which is used to stop buffer overflows and memory corruption exploits. Tools with ROP and ASLR protection such as Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) use technology that checks each critical function call to determine if it's legitimate (if those features are enabled).

 
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