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#1 DeadlySkullz

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:53 PM

I have always been using MBAM for few years. My Anti virus is Windows defender.

Should I go with ESET NOD32 Anti Virus, Emsisoft Anti-Malware or BitDefender? And will I need MBAM?

If u have other recommendation please feel free to tell me.


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Posted 16 October 2016 - 07:22 AM

If you were considering a free alternative, I would say that Windows Defender is just as good as any other without bundled toolbars, nagging pop-ups, etc.

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However, an anti-virus program alone does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Anti-virus software is inherently reactive...meaning it usually finds malware after a computer has been infected. Anti-virus and anti-malware programs each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats.

In simplistic terms, Anti-virus programs use massive databases with different scanning engines and detection methods to scan for infectious malware which includes viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkis and bots.

Anti-malware programs use smaller databases and generally tend to focus more on adware, spyware, unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and potentially unsafe applications.

Anti-virus and Anti-malware solutions with anti-exploitation features protect against zero-day malware, drive-by downloads, exploits and Exploit Kits.
 

Therefore, you need both an anti-virus and an anti-malware solution with real-time protection for maximum protection.




 


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 05:56 AM

You should get Kaspersky or bitdefender,and keep MBAM.

That is my advice. :notme:



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 06:08 AM

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free is just a stand-alone scanner which offers advanced malware detection and removal...it does not provide any real-time protection and therefore, it cannot be used to block or prevent malware infection.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium includes a real-time Protection Module that uses advanced heuristics scanning technology to monitor your system, prevent access to and from known malicious webpages, and prevent the installation of most new malware, stopping malware distribution at the source...it is not free but it is worth the investment.
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