Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Anti-Virus and Malwarebytes

22 May 2012   #11
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I read, now don't quote me on this, that Microsoft is replacing Defender with MSE in Win8.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I just wish though that Microsoft bundled decent anti-virus software with their operating systems as it would cut out the worry about which A/V system to go for.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
And AV software makers would go nuts and cry foul.



My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 May 2012   #12
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Hello boyboyds,

I run Avast 7 on my system. I also have Malwarebytes Free and Super Anti-Spyware free too. Avast runs Real Time protection and I just use the other two for scanning files on-demand. I scan pretty much everything I download with all 3.

They all seem to run ok with Avast protection turned on. I don't notice any particular slow downs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2012   #13
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
I read, now don't quote me on this, that Microsoft is replacing Defender with MSE in Win8.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I just wish though that Microsoft bundled decent anti-virus software with their operating systems as it would cut out the worry about which A/V system to go for.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
And AV software makers would go nuts and cry foul.
That would make a lot more sense. I always wondered why they didn't integrate the two into just one program.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 May 2012   #14
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
I read, now don't quote me on this, that Microsoft is replacing Defender with MSE in Win8.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I just wish though that Microsoft bundled decent anti-virus software with their operating systems as it would cut out the worry about which A/V system to go for.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
And AV software makers would go nuts and cry foul.
I understand it's the other way around. Defender will be for w8 and MSE for w7 and older.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2012   #15
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Sheesh, didn't I say don't quote me?
but yeah, Defender gets updated with pieces of MSE, not replaced.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PCWorld
Antivirus Comes Preinstalled

For the first time in the history of Windows, you’ll enjoy protection from viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, rootkits, and other malware from the very first day you turn on your Windows PC--without spending a cent. Windows 8 comes with an updated version of Windows Defender that includes traditional antivirus functions in addition to the spyware protection and other security features that it has offered since Windows Vista. Windows Defender now provides similar protection--and a similar look and feel--to that of the free Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus program, which Microsoft has offered to users as an optional download since 2009.

Since Windows Defender will provide at least basic virus and malware protection, purchasing yearly antivirus subscriptions (such as from McAfee or Norton) or downloading a free antivirus package (like AVG or Avast) is optional, whereas before it was pretty much required if you wanted to stay virus-free. Of course, you may disable Windows Defender and use another antivirus utility that promises better protection and more features, but at least everyone will have basic protection by default.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2012   #16
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Sheesh, didn't I say don't quote me?
but yeah, Defender gets updated with pieces of MSE, not replaced.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PCWorld
Antivirus Comes Preinstalled

For the first time in the history of Windows, you’ll enjoy protection from viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, rootkits, and other malware from the very first day you turn on your Windows PC--without spending a cent. Windows 8 comes with an updated version of Windows Defender that includes traditional antivirus functions in addition to the spyware protection and other security features that it has offered since Windows Vista. Windows Defender now provides similar protection--and a similar look and feel--to that of the free Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus program, which Microsoft has offered to users as an optional download since 2009.

Since Windows Defender will provide at least basic virus and malware protection, purchasing yearly antivirus subscriptions (such as from McAfee or Norton) or downloading a free antivirus package (like AVG or Avast) is optional, whereas before it was pretty much required if you wanted to stay virus-free. Of course, you may disable Windows Defender and use another antivirus utility that promises better protection and more features, but at least everyone will have basic protection by default.
Good move from Microsoft there I say!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2012   #17
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boyboyds View Post
WOW, I am surprised free AVG is not a good thing, heavy on resources etc.

It is very popular and highly rated AV, I have been using it for years and thought I got the best free AV.

I guess this whole issue is very confusing - so many experts have so many opinions totally contradicting each other.

Thank you,
BBDS.
Another opinion: AVG over the years has typically faired very well as far as detecting malware, but a few years ago it got pretty bloated. They've slimmed it down since then but the bloat perception seems to live on. It still has quite a few processes running these days, but they don't consume the RAM they used to and only rarely consume processor time.

Not talking about the paid version, only AVG free.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2012   #18
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Continue using AVG if you like, but Malwarebytes might pick up something that AVG wouldn't find.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes is not an antivirus and is designed to work alongside your existing protection. You should not be using it by itself.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2012   #19
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Sheesh, didn't I say don't quote me?
Oops! Sorry about that! Only was trying to respond to the subject, and the easiest way was to um, well, quote.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2012   #20
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

BoyBoyds,

Thought this might be a good time to recap.

You originally asked "Do I need to disable my AVG anti-virus if I want to scan my PC with Malwarebytes...?"
The consesus is "No, MalwareBytes and AVG run well together"

A comment about the weight of AVG seemed to cause you to think AVG was a bad product.
The consensus seems to be "AVG works as well as most other free Malware products"

Fair enough? Hope you got the answer you sought.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Anti-Virus and Malwarebytes




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Malwarebytes has a new software- Malwarebytes Anti Exploit
has anyone installed this? https://www.malwarebytes.org/antiexploit/ I got an email from Malwarebytes about it I just installed the free version on my windows 8 and windows 7 test machines so far I am not seeing any problems but then again I just installed it :P anyone else try it?
System Security
Test your anti-malware/anti-virus protection with EICAR
As many of you know(quite a few don't) what EICAR is, this is a open poll to see what programs pick it up and what programs fail the basic tests. I am conducting this poll because A-Squared failed to see this on a scan, but MSE picked it up before it could be downloaded. So after you take...
System Security
BSOD 00x50 vipre anti-virus conflicting with new anti-virus
I did a bonehead move of installing PC tools anti-virus before uninstalling vipre on my wife who's out of town. The kids infected it playing flash games. long story short, Her Gateway (win7 home premium) is on a a start-up loop. All I can get to work with a recovery disk is get into the DOS prompt...
BSOD Help and Support
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Anti-spyware
First of all i would like to apologize if this topic is in wrong category, or it should not even be asked on this site. And second of all, please be patience :) i'm a noob looking for answers :o So whats all about? Well i'm meeting new terms here and i have no idea what they mean and what they do....
System Security
How to Remove Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2011 (Fake Anti-Virus Infections)
How to Remove Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2011 (Fake Anti-Virus Infections) Source ...
System Security
How to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Hi friends, i got Malwarebytes Anti-Malware & want to know before i can start running it on my com...my friend told me that before installing it i need to disable my firewall,AV,UAC,disconnect from network etc...then go about it & after scanning uninstall it...How right is he, i want to know.... ...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:23.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App