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Anti Malware Requirements


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#1 windows10

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 06:18 AM

I currently have installed on my computer Malwarebytes  Premium, Emsisoft Anti Malware (paid version) Hitman Pro and Hitman Pro Alert, (both paid versions).  Windows Defender also scans from time to time. None of the applications appear to conflict with each other.

 

Is this an overkill, and if so, which one(s) do I delete. Malwarebytes Premium is a lifetime version, wheres the others (with the exception of Windows Defender) require annual subscriptions. 


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 12:57 PM

Hey Zemana Anti Malware is also very good regarding Ransomware.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 02:36 PM

If you are not having any issues, that combination is fine.

Important Fact: The user is the first and last line of defense and security is a constant effort to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. The end user needs to stay informed, constantly educate themselves about the latest malware threats as well as those recommendations by security experts on how to protect themselves.
 

Security is all about layers, and not depending on any one technology or approach to detect or save you from the latest threats. The most important layer in that security defense? You! Most threats succeed because they take advantage of human weaknesses (laziness, apathy, ignorance, etc.), and less because of their sophistication.

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No amount of security software is going to defend against today's sophisticated malware writers for those who do not practice safe computing and stay informed. It has been proven time and again that the user is a more substantial factor (weakest link) in security than the architecture of the operating system or installed protection software.


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