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Windows 7: Malwarebytes Pro


31 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Malwarebytes Pro

I presently have the free version of Malwarebyes installed and run a full scan about once a month. The reason I don't run it more often is that it takes about 2 hours for the full scan on just one of my hard drives. Double that if I have both hard drives connected.

My question is: I have access to Malwarebytes Pro and want to know if it will prevent malware from getting on my pc and if it will do a better job of finding and removing malware from my pc than the free version.

Thanks in advance.

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31 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

The following gives a list of the differences between the free and paid for version. Since the paid version is a lifetime license, it is definitely worth it.

Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer
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31 Jul 2012   #3

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

You can always activate the trial and see how you like it
I think you get 15 days.
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31 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW: I have the pro version of Malwarebytes and It also takes a while to do a deep scan of my hard disks.
It is well worth the price as it allows you to start it when your computer turns on. The free version is not self starting and you have to specifically run it each time.

You won't save time with the pro version but it is a warm fuzzy.

Rich
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31 Jul 2012   #5

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The pro version has real time protection but it is not a replacement for an AV. Instead it complements it by blocking dodgy sites and using heuristic algorithms to identify potentially malicious software. In addition you have the ability to schedule updates and scans to run in the background. It is well worth the price.
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31 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The only difference I'm aware of is the real-time scanning. To me, it isn't worth it, because that's what your AV software package is there to do. Malwarebytes, to me, is perfectly suited to be a second opinion, as a passive scanner. I run it once a month or so to make sure my AV software is doing it's job. I wouldn't want two apps running at the same time to handle real-time scanning, but to each his/her own.
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31 Jul 2012   #7

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Malwarebytes is designed to run alongside AVs.
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31 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's still another real-time scanner. To me, that's just overlap and redundancy (not in a good way, unlike most redundancy). This thread is the first I've ever seen where it's suggested to run the Pro version.
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31 Jul 2012   #9

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It does a different job.
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31 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Where does it say it's a life time subscription...I can't find it any where on the site
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