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Windows 7: MSE vs Malwarebytes


29 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 
MSE vs Malwarebytes

I see that people often recommend doing a full scan with MBA. Is MBA better than MSE (talking about the full scans). If so, how much better?

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29 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why choose between the two? use them both...

While MSE gives you a total protection, you have the MBAM as a backup.
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29 May 2012   #3

 
 

MSE and MBAM are two separate entities. One is an antivirus, the other focuses on malware.

As sk0t0s said, use them both
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29 May 2012   #4

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tianxi01 View Post
Both also not the best, the best is N360 v6.0.
No antivirus or antimalware tool is 100% effective 100% of the time. If there was such a thing we'd all be using it and all other companies would be out of business. The "best" product is the one a person actually uses and keeps updated. Using something is always better than using nothing at all, even if the product of choice catches only 90% if the bad stuff.

That's why on-demand scanners like Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Hitman Pro, ESET Online Scanner, Trend Micro Housecall, Comodo Cleaning Essentials, etc should be included in everyone's arsenal in the fight against malware.

Better yet, keep an updated system image available to restore your machine to a clean condition. Once a machine becomes infected, even if 6 different scans say it's clean, I believe you can never be 100% certain that the machine really is malware free. Some of the bad stuff can be so deeply imbedded it could be weeks before it activates.

IMHO ... FWIW
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29 May 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tianxi01 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tianxi01 View Post
both also not the best, the best is n360 v6.0.
no antivirus or antimalware tool is 100% effective 100% of the time. If there was such a thing we'd all be using it and all other companies would be out of business. The "best" product is the one a person actually uses and keeps updated. Using something is always better than using nothing at all, even if the product of choice catches only 90% if the bad stuff.

That's why on-demand scanners like malwarebytes, superantispyware, hitman pro, eset online scanner, trend micro housecall, comodo cleaning essentials, etc should be included in everyone's arsenal in the fight against malware.

Better yet, keep an updated system image available to restore your machine to a clean condition. Once a machine becomes infected, even if 6 different scans say it's clean, i believe you can never be 100% certain that the machine really is malware free. Some of the bad stuff can be so deeply imbedded it could be weeks before it activates.

Imho ... Fwiw
i know there is no 100% effective, but it is best antivirus software than all the avast, avg, avira, mse...
ok . . .
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29 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tianxi01 View Post
I know there is no 100% effective, but it is best antivirus software than all the Avast, AVG, Avira, MSE...
For today? Was it also the best yesterday, last week, month, year?
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29 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Malwarebytes is superior when it comes to scans in my opinion. When it comes to automatic detection etc. of viruses MSE is best, but not really good. For protection you should check out avast (review: Avast! Antivirus Review The best antivirus there is?)
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29 May 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Build 7601
 
 

I think the whole 'which AV is the best' is going to start again. If you enjoy it, stick to it. There is no best, IMO. I don't use Norton but have heard reviews about them being, not so good but an active Norton will say otherwise, etc...

Anyway, I use MSE and MWAB together and they work nicely with each other so, why not just have them both. Otherwise, I think MSE will be good enough for average use.
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29 May 2012   #9

win 7 64
 
 

1- LUA / SUA
2- windows firewall
3- UAC on max
4- DEP turned on for all
5- SANDBOXIE
6- It wont matter whatever A/V you choose because your running SANDBOXIE.
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29 May 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tianxi01 View Post
Both also not the best, the best is N360 v6.0.
There is NO best! Plus, Norton is a resource hog and you pay for them to slow down your pc lol. I havn't gotten a virus in probably a year now with MSE and Malwarebytes as a scanner.
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