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Windows 7: Anti-virus and Anti-Malware?

31 Dec 2010   #1
DrBejar

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Anti-virus and Anti-Malware?

Hey everyone!
I had a question I can't find on the fourms, maybe I'm not looking right, but my question is can i run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Microsoft Essentials Anti-spyware and Virus protection at the same time?

I just want to be sure.


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31 Dec 2010   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

You can run them both, but it may slow things down since both have 'real time' protection...if you have more than 2GB of ram, you may not notice any lag.
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31 Dec 2010   #3
BadHairSpray

Win 7 Professional x86
 
 

Hi there, check out the the "system security" section where you will find a wealth of info on the subject. General view is yes many run MBAM as on-demand scanner while retaining MSE as real time protection.
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31 Dec 2010   #4
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

I am not completely familiar with Malware Bytes, but if is is a realtime antivirus scanner it may conflict with Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft Security Essentials by itself is a proven and well regarded program, but if you have paid for another program I would use that. Most would advise against using two antivirus programs together.
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31 Dec 2010   #5
DrBejar

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm running at 5GB of ram.
I also haven't notice any lag in loading videos or play WoW.
I think it's doing great. I just want to be more safe since My computer is used everyday and
my brothers and sisters use it.
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31 Dec 2010   #6
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrBejar View Post
Hey everyone!
I had a question I can't find on the fourms, maybe I'm not looking right, but my question is can i run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Microsoft Essentials Anti-spyware and Virus protection at the same time?

I just want to be sure.
Absolutely and definately YES.

Malwarebytes (MBAM) isn't a classic anti-virus program as such, so it won't conflict with MSE. MSE on it's own is not enough to protect you from everything : you need a layered approach and MSE and MBAM will provide that for you. You won't have any problems at all running both at the same time.
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31 Dec 2010   #7
DrBejar

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ahhh, thanks!
Just what i wanted to know. :-D
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31 Dec 2010   #8
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, you can run MBAM and MSE at the same time. MSE is designed to work alongside other security software and you have 5gb RAM.
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31 Dec 2010   #9
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The free version Malwarebytes doesn't have real time protection capability, so unless you're using the paid Malwarebytes version it's not going to interfere at all since you can only use it as a manually run scanner. The free version won't be running in the background to give any conflicts with MSE that is.

If you use the paid version, it does have real time protection so it will be running in the background along with MSE, so the possibility of conflict is there. But if you see no problems, then you see no problems.
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31 Dec 2010   #10
DrBejar

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yeah I got the paid one, not the free version one.
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