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#1 cafejose

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:51 AM

I looked at BleepingComputer downloads page for any information on Malwarebytes Antimalware, and also on the Malwarebyes website.  Confusion is this:

 

Three different download buttons, two are each a version 2.2 and a version 1.75, but main title says 3.1.2. Which needs to be picked? Two different computers to try, one with Vista, other with windows 10. Malwarebytes Antimalware really still free? Is possible to install so that Real-time scanning is DISABLED upon installation? I already have a paid commercial protection security product installed. I would not want interference or failed installation or one product interfering with the other product. I'm interested in the FREE MBAM. Probable plan is to use it on the Windows Vista machine.

 

Written on forum here because trying to put in a message in your downloads - malwarebytes section gives no way to send the message.



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:56 AM

As you can see at the link provided below...MBAM has a 14 day trial during which the full version will run. After that, if you have not purchased

it will no longer provide real time protection and will need to be manually updated to scan. You can use its settings during the l4 day trial to disable

the real time protection.

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Malwarebytes 3 FREE TRIAL reverts to a manual scanner that detects and cleans up malware infections only when you run a scan. You can upgrade to Premium at any time.

 

You don't mention which security program(s) you use but if you want to know if MBAM is compatible or has other known problems with it, suggest you

post the name of the program or do a search similar to XXXXXXXXX conflicts with MBAM...xxxxxxxx being the name of your security program.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:02 AM

MBAM 3 Requirements:

 

Software requirements
Windows 10 (32/64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)
Windows 8 (32/64-bit)
Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Windows Vista (Service Pack 1 or later, 32/64-bit)*
Windows XP (Service Pack 3 or later, 32-bit only)*
Active Internet connection

Hardware Requirements
800MHz CPU or faster, with SSE2 technology
2048 MB (64-bit OS), 1024 MB (32-bit OS, except 512 MB for Windows XP)
250 MB of free hard disk space
1024x768 or higher screen resolution

*The anti-ransomware protection component is only available on Windows 7 or higher

 


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:05 PM

buddy215

 

I am not willing to disable my current product just in order to install and then disable real-time scanning of Malwarebytes.  My current security protection product is Norton Security on Windows Vista 32-bit.

 

There was a previous or earlier Malwarebytes Anti Malware product ,  FREE, which only did on-demand scanning.  There was no problem having a Norton product installed and then installing Malwarebytes AntiMalware in addition to the Norton product being present.    (That was when I had a Windows XP machine).

 

MBAM appears to be the wrong product for me.  Time to try reading about the others.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:56 PM

Would doing this be a safe method for the computer, Norton Security, and Malwarebytes AnitMalware?

(Version 2.2 MBAM as downloadable from B.P. site)

 

 

  1. Turn OFF Norton Autoprotect
  2. Restart computer
  3. Run the installer of MBAM
  4. Restart (if needed)
  5. Disable all of MBAM's Real-Time Protections
  6. Enable Norton Security Autoprotect
  7. Restart (if needed)

 

The idea is keep MBAM and Norton from interfering with each other.


Edited by cafejose, 23 June 2017 - 09:02 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:51 PM

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium works well and should run alongside your existing antivirus software without problems. In fact, Malwarebytes has been conducting AV Compatibility Testing for years. In some rare instances, you may need to add exclusions for both the anti-virus and Malwarebytes in their respective exclusions list to resolve problems and achieve the best possible system performance.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 06:15 AM

A recent example of Norton and MBAM being installed on the same computer. In this case MBAM outperformed Norton in

finding and removing what Norton couldn't remove. (2 pages)

Infected with Trojan.Kotver!gm2 - Am I infected? What do I do?


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 08:41 AM

A recent example of Norton and MBAM being installed on the same computer. In this case MBAM outperformed Norton in

finding and removing what Norton couldn't remove. 

 

And to reinforce your point, this goes back to what's been said many times on BC in many situations:  antivirus and antimalware do not look for precisely the same sorts of threats.   There are lots of "infections" that are not viruses and won't be found by an antivirus.  Also, depending on "who learns what, and when" can strongly influence what gets found by a given scanner.

 

I believe that quietman7 always states something along the lines of, "Security must involve a multifaceted approach."   And you yourself nailed it in the final post in the thread you referenced, "The most important security program is 'between your ears'."   Almost every infection or cluster of infections I've been called upon to clean up have been the direct result of the user inviting them in, and very often knowing the second that they've pressed/clicked something that they shouldn't have that they shouldn't have.  Thinking about what you're about to do before doing it is the best defense when it comes to keeping your computer secure.


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