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Windows 7: Would like a show of virtual hands


13 Apr 2011   #1

Win 7
 
 
Would like a show of virtual hands

Would like a show of virtual hands,

I use Microsoft security essentials on my Win 7 PC I have been using it like this for about 9 months apart from taking the usual precautions like Firefox with add-ons (WOT & ABP)

1) Do I need a program like malwarebytes aswell and what are peopleís preferences?

2) I donít want this program to start at start up, just would like a light weight program to scan monthly say


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13 Apr 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi Westie,

Yes. It's prudent to have a second layer of security to cover any "holes" that might exist in one product only.

Malwarebytes has a good reputation, is highly recommended here,and is well known for interacting with MSE exceptionally well - I use both as resident programs and have never had a conflict.

If you opt for the FREE version of Malwarebytes, then you can achieve your monthly scan requirement, but....you will need to update the database manually and run the scan manually.

If you opt for the paid version of Malwarebytes ($20-odd for a lifetime licence) then you can install it as resident (it has a very low overhead in terms of RAM requirements in my view), you can opt to have the database update hourly (its a very quick update), and it also includes a very useful malicious IP blocker.

Whichever version you choose, adding Malwarebytes is definately, in my opinion, the best solution.

Post back here if you need more details.

Regards,
Golden
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13 Apr 2011   #3

Win 7
 
 

i have read on other forums there can be conflictions between the two softwares and have been told to only use the free version are there any tips on install and making sure theres no conflictions between the two?
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13 Apr 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi Westie,

I have yet to hear of the two conflicting with one another, and it certainly hasn't happened in my case. You might want to also look at the Malwarebye forums accesible from their support link to see what others say about any conflicts.

Malwarebytes has an exclusion list where you can tell it to ignore files and processes associated with MSE, and vice versa, and this guarantees they will not conflict. Here is any example.

Post back if you have more questions.

Regards,
Golden


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13 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I also run MSE and Malwarebytes (paid version) and haven't noticed any conflict problems.

I think that they are a good combination and, indeed, complement each other.
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16 Apr 2011   #6

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Mse, Comodo D+, Sandboxie should keep you clean.
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16 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have used MAM free for years with several anti virus programs. I have never had a problem. I also use Super Anti Spyware free. (free = on demand only)
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16 Apr 2011   #8

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Westie69 View Post
Would like a show of virtual hands,

I use Microsoft security essentials on my Win 7 PC I have been using it like this for about 9 months apart from taking the usual precautions like Firefox with add-ons (WOT & ABP)

1) Do I need a program like malwarebytes aswell and what are peopleís preferences?

2) I donít want this program to start at start up, just would like a light weight program to scan monthly say
1) Yes. A multi-layered protection is always recommended.

2) No worries, the free version of mbam does not offer real time protection.

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16 Apr 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Yes ... download and run Mbam (free). It's always good to have a second Anti-malware scanner on hand. You can update and run Mbam when you want to. It is NOT an anti-virus program, so it will not interfere with MSE.

Type services.msc in the start search box, click on the icon ... scroll down to MBam service, right click on it, choose Properties, then set it to manual in the drop down box, so it won't start at start up.
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16 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Yes ... download and run Mbam (free). It's always good to have a second Anti-malware scanner on hand. You can update and run Mbam when you want to. It is NOT an anti-virus program, so it will not interfere with MSE.

Type services.msc in the start search box, click on the icon ... scroll down to MBam service, right click on it, choose Properties, then set it to manual in the drop down box, so it won't start at start up.
Same here. Been using both for quite a while, and both work just fine.
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