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Windows 7: combining anti-viruses

16 Aug 2012   #1
soulfood

XP windows Professional
 
 
combining anti-viruses

can you combine kaspersky pure and malwarebytes anti-malware ? thank you


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16 Aug 2012   #2
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

You mean run them concurrently? Yes, no problem.
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16 Aug 2012   #3
monkeylove

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have MS Security Essentials with real-time protection turned on and Malwarebytes installed without the real-time protection module activated.

I think it's preferable that real-time protection for only one antivirus program be activated.
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16 Aug 2012   #4
Golden

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Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monkeylove View Post
I have MS Security Essentials with real-time protection turned on and Malwarebytes installed without the real-time protection module activated.

I think the rule is that real-time protection for only one program can be activated.
Malwarebytes and MSE can be run concurrently with real-time activated without any problems MonkeyLove
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16 Aug 2012   #5
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

Like the others have said yes you can but if it was like say Microsoft security essentials with kaspersky pure or avast then no. Malwarebytes plays well with pretty much any anti virus.
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20 Aug 2012   #6
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I have noticed with Kaspersky products, since I use them on my Macs, PCs, and my android phone that on PC when you have MBAM real-time running or the free SUPER Anti-Spyware running in the background, some times, Kaspersky will get "unloaded" from the system memory because somehow they are conflicting with each other. This happened to me on more than 1 occasion when I experimented with these programs a long time ago.

The one occasion I left my laptop on and had to leave home for about an hour. When I returned, Kaspersky was unloaded from memory and the computer overall was "yelling" because it wasn't protected.

The only thing I can say is caution--watch out for the agent to unload itself when you're not expecting it.
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20 Aug 2012   #7
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes you can run both as long as you have sufficient RAM.
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21 Aug 2012   #8
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by codyw View Post
I have noticed with Kaspersky products, since I use them on my Macs, PCs, and my android phone that on PC when you have MBAM real-time running or the free SUPER Anti-Spyware running in the background, some times, Kaspersky will get "unloaded" from the system memory because somehow they are conflicting with each other. This happened to me on more than 1 occasion when I experimented with these programs a long time ago.

The one occasion I left my laptop on and had to leave home for about an hour. When I returned, Kaspersky was unloaded from memory and the computer overall was "yelling" because it wasn't protected.

The only thing I can say is caution--watch out for the agent to unload itself when you're not expecting it.
Hmm odd but I can see it happening.I have tried malwarebytes pro with avast and MSE before and didn't get that problem. Something in malwarebytes must be conflicting with kaspersky.
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21 Aug 2012   #9
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

Perhaps. I was shocked and surprised when Kaspersky unloaded itself on my system. I guess that must be why companies like Kaspersky and Trend Micro check your computer during install to see if there any "incompatible" or "conflicting" programs that may interfere with the system security.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by codyw View Post
I have noticed with Kaspersky products, since I use them on my Macs, PCs, and my android phone that on PC when you have MBAM real-time running or the free SUPER Anti-Spyware running in the background, some times, Kaspersky will get "unloaded" from the system memory because somehow they are conflicting with each other. This happened to me on more than 1 occasion when I experimented with these programs a long time ago.

The one occasion I left my laptop on and had to leave home for about an hour. When I returned, Kaspersky was unloaded from memory and the computer overall was "yelling" because it wasn't protected.

The only thing I can say is caution--watch out for the agent to unload itself when you're not expecting it.
Hmm odd but I can see it happening.I have tried malwarebytes pro with avast and MSE before and didn't get that problem. Something in malwarebytes must be conflicting with kaspersky.
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