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Is it a good idea to run KIS & Malwarebytes (paid version) at the same time?

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#1 fhytdee


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 01:58 AM



Can't find a definitive answer to this question anywhere. Help would be appreciated!


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 03:17 AM

I run them both not exactly in your order though.


I use a KIS (Paid) and Malwarebytes (Free Version) till now no issues faced. ( Since the last six months no issues faced.)

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 06:55 AM

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

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 rather than block or prevent the infection in the first place. 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.
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Posted 28 October 2017 - 07:35 AM

I have exactly the same as you and I have no problems with either.

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