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Can I use Avast and Malwarebytes together?


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#1 CubeZapper

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:59 PM

As a freshmen colledge student I am lacking in funds to purchase a good anti-virus program so any suggestions for anti virus purchases cant be made currently.

I am currectly using the free version of Avast for my anti-virus right now, but Avast free only tackles virus related issues. On the other hand I saw this new anti-malware program called Malwarebytes that deals with malware outside of viruses. So I was wondering if I could use them together, like Avast free for scanning and Malwarebytes free for full malware scans? Help is appreciated, I hope to have enough money to get a good anti virus/malware next month.

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 01:27 PM

You can use the two together. Personally, I enjoy Bitdefender Free (anti-virus) as it does a good job imo.


Edited by Daydreamed, 04 October 2016 - 01:28 PM.

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:09 PM

Someone asked the same question 2 days ago.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/628379/malwarebytes-and-avast-softwaredo-they-like-each-other/

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:32 PM

As a freshmen colledge student I am lacking in funds to purchase a good anti-virus program so any suggestions for anti virus purchases cant be made currently.


avast! Free Antivirus has been becoming more of a disappointment for the past several years and I no longer recommend it.I have also read negative reports that avast! now pushes a support package for $180 offered by a third party which prefers to take remote control of your computer in order to fix problems.

If folks are looking for a free alternative I generally recommend recommend either Sophos Home Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition if they prefer not to use Windows 8/10 Defender.
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