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01 Jul 2014   #521
jonnyhillow

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
No offense but having all that installed is for lack of a better word kinda whack

Spywareblaster was recommended by some of the most knowledgeable people in the biz imo , i needed a lot of convincing before installing it (no offense either) as i know many here are truly outstanding in their knowledge of computers.

Mbam and Sandboxie along with Kas are the only others i use , if you think thats overdoing it i have to disagree, most guys i am familiar with on sites like Wilders have a hell of a lot more than i do and they think i don't use enough lol.


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01 Jul 2014   #522
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I have used Spywareblaster for many, many years. Don't know it serves a purpose for me anymore, but again, it causes no harm

A Guy
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01 Jul 2014   #523
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Experienced users are an exception to the rule of too much security is overkill,
These Geeks would know how to identify processes which might conflict or run at the same time meaning scanning at the same time.....,
This would also depend heavily on the resources available on the machines not everyone has 8-... gig's of ram

As far as a sweet spot I believe I found that place,
The 3 I posted is mine but yes three is plenty if one would need more I'd leave that to the individual,
Just keep in mind all of these utilities update either automatically or on demand and often the updates have the possibility to be a bad apple

Even MBAM has had bad updates in the past so I wouldn't give any third party a hall pass on that possibility
The golden rule is how does the machine and built in Windows programs actually function,
If All Windows programs work then you've found a good combination
Usually Internet explorer would be the most effected program = Does it work ?
If not then one third party utility might be causing the issue,
Cheers.
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01 Jul 2014   #524
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonnyhillow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
That is a coincidence as my main machine at home running Kaspersky 2014 often the MBAM program will freeze and it ends up with not responding message. I know from some while back Kaspersky 2013 would not or did not like running with MBAM but now it is just this that happens
It usually clears itself after retrying it but it is irritating.

I have been back and forth with Kaspersky about compatibility with Mbam and they say Mbam , Spywareblaster, Superantispyware and Sandboxie are not compatible with it .

But i don't think thats true because my parents run Mbam , Spywareblaster, and use Sandboxie and sometimes SAS as an on demand scanner and they never have issues.

My computer , a Win 7 SP1 64 bit machine (same as theirs) has the same (non responding issues and you do lol)
Yep well I don't have any issues anymore with Kaspersky and I run MBAM SAS and ADW whenever I feel the need on all my machines. I don't know whether it is Kaspersky who have decided to let those run alongside or not but in any case it is not before time, because as good as I think Kaspersky is it is like Bill says not infallible like any security stuff.
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01 Jul 2014   #525
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

In general the only time a problem should happen is when two AVs are installed. due to the very nature of AV engines they have to root deeply into protected system files and processes. Since this is how a lot of malware/viruses/Trojans work, the AVs will try to block each other as being malicious.
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07 Jul 2014   #526
jonnyhillow

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I have used Spywareblaster for many, many years. Don't know it serves a purpose for me anymore, but again, it causes no harm

A Guy
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Experienced users are an exception to the rule of too much security is overkill,
These Geeks would know how to identify processes which might conflict or run at the same time meaning scanning at the same time.....,
This would also depend heavily on the resources available on the machines not everyone has 8-... gig's of ram

As far as a sweet spot I believe I found that place,
The 3 I posted is mine but yes three is plenty if one would need more I'd leave that to the individual,
Just keep in mind all of these utilities update either automatically or on demand and often the updates have the possibility to be a bad apple

Even MBAM has had bad updates in the past so I wouldn't give any third party a hall pass on that possibility
The golden rule is how does the machine and built in Windows programs actually function,
If All Windows programs work then you've found a good combination
Usually Internet explorer would be the most effected program = Does it work ?
If not then one third party utility might be causing the issue,
Cheers.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonnyhillow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
That is a coincidence as my main machine at home running Kaspersky 2014 often the MBAM program will freeze and it ends up with not responding message. I know from some while back Kaspersky 2013 would not or did not like running with MBAM but now it is just this that happens
It usually clears itself after retrying it but it is irritating.

I have been back and forth with Kaspersky about compatibility with Mbam and they say Mbam , Spywareblaster, Superantispyware and Sandboxie are not compatible with it .

But i don't think thats true because my parents run Mbam , Spywareblaster, and use Sandboxie and sometimes SAS as an on demand scanner and they never have issues.

My computer , a Win 7 SP1 64 bit machine (same as theirs) has the same (non responding issues and you do lol)
Yep well I don't have any issues anymore with Kaspersky and I run MBAM SAS and ADW whenever I feel the need on all my machines. I don't know whether it is Kaspersky who have decided to let those run alongside or not but in any case it is not before time, because as good as I think Kaspersky is it is like Bill says not infallible like any security stuff.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
In general the only time a problem should happen is when two AVs are installed. due to the very nature of AV engines they have to root deeply into protected system files and processes. Since this is how a lot of malware/viruses/Trojans work, the AVs will try to block each other as being malicious.

I lost track of this conversation so i apologize , thanks to all of you who chipped in , it's appreciated. Britton i agree about two AV 's causing problems and there's no need for more than one but i always thought other programs whether they be anti spyware or just general anti malware scanners can cause issues especially if they are running in realtime .

If you have Mbam running in realtime you shouldn't have SAS running in realtime as well for example , i do like SAS for on demand scanning but not realtime protection , i also run Eset on demand scanner at times , it finds things that others don't , especially Pups.

Anyway thanks everybody
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07 Jul 2014   #527
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

To be honest, real time protection (other then 2 antivirus programs) is a per system issue. I have both MBAM Premium and SAS Pro running side by side real time and no issues whatsoever. But another user may have issues. I actually have many real time protections running, and I see no bad effects from them. A Guy
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08 Jul 2014   #528
jonnyhillow

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

I once had SAS Pro and Mbam running in realtime and it didn't cause issues or blue screens for me either but i have a feeling it slowed my system.

Can't prove it though , every single computer tech i talked to about it over the years said it's not recommended though i do know that , i would think the more programs you have on your system the more it slows it down even if they are set to scan at different times.
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08 Jul 2014   #529
ThisIsMadness91

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

I think I've mentioned it before, but I use the free version of MBAM without realtime protection, so the only time it and Avira are running together are when I open it to update the database or run a scan.
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08 Jul 2014   #530
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

I cannot find the link, someone posted here about a week ago the link for malwarebytes to still get the lifetime subscription. Can someone post it for me please. thanks
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