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Windows 7: Malwarebytes any good?

14 May 2012   #1
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Malwarebytes any good?

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


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14 May 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I only know it as a scanner where it is OK. Never knew anybody who uses it for full time protection. And for scanning I prefer SAS (Superantispyware). It has found things in the past that Malwarebytes has missed.
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14 May 2012   #3
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

MalwareBytes Pro is not an Anti Virus program, it is an Anti Malware program.
You should also use an Anti Virus program such as MSE, Avast, etc.

Here is the MBAM FAQ about this:
Does Malwarebytes replace antivirus software? : Malwarebytes Support
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14 May 2012   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Use MSE and MSE only for your anti-virus, anti-spyware, etc.

Some very well known, and beloved from the good ol' xP days, security programs are infamous for "finding" av on a perfectly clean system.

You need only MSE.
Understanding Microsoft Anti-Malware Software 2012 ~ Security Garden
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14 May 2012   #5
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

so i could use malware bytes and MSE?
I bought malware bytes :/
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14 May 2012   #6
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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
MBAM has excellent detection rates and is very highly regarded among the malware removal community But, as the others said, it shouldn't be used as an anti-virus because that's simply not what it was built for. The Malwarebytes team has some huge names in malware removal, you may have heard of some of them, or at least their tools:

Merijn - Developer of HijackThis (HJT) and CWShredder (for CoolWebSearch infections)
Swandog46 - Developer of The Avenger (a kernel mode tool for deleting stubborn files)
sUBs - Developer of ComboFix
S!Ri - Developer of SmitFraudFix
RubbeR DuckY
nosirrah
miekemoes

Tom
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14 May 2012   #7
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am using malwarebytes and MSE. I did the method to not have any conflicts with them on the Malwarebytes website.
good combo?
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14 May 2012   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
so i could use malware bytes and MSE?
I bought malware bytes :/

You can. Malware Bytes is not needed, but true you can.

Your system will run slower since you be having your computer and your files investigated by two programs rather than one.

Incidentally, MSE is the same AV used in a Microsoft enterprise system.

Use the link I have already given to familiarize yourself with Microsoft's malware solution approach.
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14 May 2012   #9
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
I am using malwarebytes and MSE. I did the method to not have any conflicts with them on the Malwarebytes website.
good combo?
Yes, I think it's safe to say that that's a good combo It's what I, and many others here, use.
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14 May 2012   #10
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ill use malwareytes for malware and etc. and mse for real time protection
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