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#1 beau

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 03:29 PM

I've been advised that neither Malwarebytes nor any other anti-malware product should be used if Windows Firewall and Defender are active?

Right or wrong?

 

Running Win 10 64-bit



#2 Broni

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 02:08 AM

According to Malwarebytes people it should run fine along Windows Defender.


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 01:56 PM

Thanks Broni



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Posted 28 January 2018 - 06:37 PM

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#5 moon

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 12:17 AM

There seem to be quite a few AV programs out here that do almost the same thing..... so there's a confidence issue for you and everyone else.

 

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 01:21 PM

Sounds like this is the old issue of how many anti-virus products should be running.

Usually, you should have one and exactly one AV solution running in real-time mode as having two or more can interfere with the system and cause instability.

As for anti-spyware solutions though, you can have as many of these running as you like.

It is worth having a second AV packing installed, but only use one for your real-time scanning.  Use the other as a second-opinion scanner.

Alternatively (or in addition), use one of the many free online virus scanners for a second opinion.

For example, Trend Micro's HouseCall.


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