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Windows 7: antimalware (malwarebytes) :: can i have it running with avast

21 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
antimalware (malwarebytes) :: can i have it running with avast

can i run avast and malwarebytes at the same time? or it will have a conflict?

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21 Oct 2011   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

The FREE Malwarebytes is an on demand scanner.
It only runs when you open the program and click SCAN.

The pay version of Malwarebytes can be run as a full time scanner.

As far as I know the paid version of Malwarebytes will run side by side with Avast.
I have not heard of problems but you can check on the Avast and the Mbam forums and they may have more info.

I am running AvastIS with the free Mbam with no problems but I have not tried it with pay version.
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22 Oct 2011   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

For the benefit of anyone searching this. Yes, I run Avast with MalwareBytes Pro and SuperAntispyware Pro all together with no conflicts. A Guy
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22 Oct 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Again for info. The PRO version runs happily alongside Norton AV.
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22 Oct 2011   #5

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Malwarebytes technology takes the next step in the fight against malware. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO detects and removes malware where even the best known anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO monitors every process and stops malicious processes before they even start. The Proactive Protection Module keeps your system safe and secure with advanced heuristic scanning technology. The comprehensive Threats Center keeps you up-to-date with the latest malware threats.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO Features include:
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This information is for the Malwarebytes Pro version which has real time scanning. In other words, it is designed to work side by side with your antivirus/antispyware of choice. Over the years I've tested it with Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro, Kaspersky, Avast, AVG, and others. Never had any conflicts.
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22 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro

I am also using MBAM along with Avast and I haven't experienced any problem at all with their performances.
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22 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

It'll work just fine. I've been using Malwarebytes with BitDefender for a few months now without any problems. The only problem you may encounter though is when installing avast!, it might detect and try to uninstall MBAM. If this is the case, you will have to uninstall avast! and then instal MBAM before installing avast! again.
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