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Windows 7: Malwarebytes any good?

14 May 2012   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
Ill use malwareytes for malware and etc. and mse for real time protection
It is a good combination with no conflicts.

Malwarebytes Pro has several features that I don't think are in the free version: scheduled scanning, realtime protection, and auto-updates.

If you use a search engine, you can usually find a discount coupon for the Pro version that will take 5 or 10 dollars off the price of the lifetime license. I've seen it as low as $13.


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14 May 2012   #12
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I have to disagree with MSE being all that's needed, and that adding Malwarebytes will slow your system. I have no problem with anyone recommending MSE, but to say it is the only thing needed is a different thing. A multilayered approach is always good as long as the programs don't conflict.

I have Avast with Malwarebytes Pro and Superantispyware Pro, all 3 running real time protection, and they don't slow down my system at all. MSE is highly regarded, but no one program will catch everything. IMHO. A Guy
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14 May 2012   #13
kado897

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Malwarebytes real time protection will often pick up things that others miss. It is also designed to co-exist with other AV programs such as MSE, Avast and Norton and so is a good choice for a multilayered protection.
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14 May 2012   #14
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
I just bought malware bytes pro because people said it was good. It has real time protection unlike others.
I have used AVG, Norton, MSE which I wasn't very happy about..
I seem to like it but is it protecting my PC good? I heard MalwareBytes has a good reputation for getting viruses and others
It is very good. I have tested it and it blocked off every virus I tried to infect the system with.
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14 May 2012   #15
tom982

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
I just bought malware bytes pro because people said it was good. It has real time protection unlike others.
I have used AVG, Norton, MSE which I wasn't very happy about..
I seem to like it but is it protecting my PC good? I heard MalwareBytes has a good reputation for getting viruses and others
It is very good. I have tested it and it blocked off every virus I tried to infect the system with.
I've had a few ZeroAccess and TDL4 samples that it missed
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14 May 2012   #16
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
I just bought malware bytes pro because people said it was good. It has real time protection unlike others.
I have used AVG, Norton, MSE which I wasn't very happy about..
I seem to like it but is it protecting my PC good? I heard MalwareBytes has a good reputation for getting viruses and others
It is very good. I have tested it and it blocked off every virus I tried to infect the system with.
I've had a few ZeroAccess and TDL4 samples that it missed
No antivirus is perfect, but I've used Malwarebytes to clean up systems that had Norton installed and it removed viruses Norton didn't, lol. I, personally use MSE as realtime protection and Malwarebytes as a scanner and I haven't gotten a virus in a long time (unless I infected a virtual machine on purpose)
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15 May 2012   #17
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

MSE is a GREAT anti virus, Malware bytes is GREAT Malware protection
So I combined both Hasn't slowed down my system..
BTW I already bought malware bytes PRO
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15 May 2012   #18
kado897

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The other thing you may like to try is SuperAntiSpyware. I use the free version which is not real time. It picks up and deletes tracking cookies amongst other things. The link is in my signature.
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15 May 2012   #19
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
The other thing you may like to try is SuperAntiSpyware. I use the free version which is not real time. It picks up and deletes tracking cookies amongst other things. The link is in my signature.
Ok thanks!
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15 May 2012   #20
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

MSE (real time) with MBAM (on-demand) is pretty much what I use. I also have SpywareBlaster installed (on-demand), but considering that MSE hasn't had anything to catch, and MBAM hasn't found anything either, I'm unsure there is any value in whatever SpywareBlaster is doing. But it only runs when I run it, so it doesn't do any harm, so I just keep using it.
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