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Windows 7: Compatibility of Norton Security and Malwarebytes' Antimalware

06 Aug 2013   #1
angusmdmclean

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Compatibility of Norton Security and Malwarebytes' Antimalware

Hello ALL: I have Norton Security Suite installed. {Norton Security Suite comes with Comcast Cable}. It is supposed to protect the computer from intrusions e.g. adware. Also I have Malwarebytes' Antimalware installed, since I have had good experiences with its capabilities. It is free. The version I have does not scan continuusly; you have to initiate scans to identify intrusions and eliminate. I spoke with the Norton Support group and they told me I should remove Malwarebytes' Antimalware, since it will interfere with Norton. I do not want to do this.

Any advice available on this issue is mpost welcome,

Thank you

Angus


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06 Aug 2013   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

Keep Malwarebytes, Ditch Norton with the removal tool, a search will bring up sites where you can get the Norton Removal Tool. Enable the Windows Defender in the Control Panel, it is unobtrusive and rated well amongst the free choices. Norton causes more problems than it is worth, and I remove it from every machine that has troubles, fixes 80% of the problems encountered with network connections...
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06 Aug 2013   #3
angusmdmclean

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for your insigth and directions: I do have experience with Malwarebytes and I have a good opinion of it, but I do not have experience with Norton.
Angus
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06 Aug 2013   #4
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

angusmdmclean, I highly recommend the pro version of MalwareBytes, best $25US I have spent.

In fact, I have bought at least 10 copies for friends.

Rich
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06 Aug 2013   #5
angusmdmclean

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Appremover did not work whne applied to Norton Security Suite: I notified the source of teh program as requested.
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06 Aug 2013   #6
robinb9

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

I,personally do not like norton, and as for Comcast norton, if you ever change ISPs you have to uninstall norton because it dies.
I would recommend uninstalling norton, put on Microsoft Security Essentials for your antivirus program which is for and getting the pro version of Malwarebytes, which is an excellent anti spyware program
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07 Aug 2013   #7
angusmdmclean

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have uninstalled Norton Securities. Presently I have installed the free version of MALAWAREBYTES I am today going to buy the pro version of Malwaware bytes. Now should I (a) first uninstall Malwaware then

(b) install Microsoft Security Essentials.

(c) Then finally install the pro version of malawarebytes.

It seems this is the sequence to follow.....yes?

Angus


Angus
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07 Aug 2013   #8
angusmdmclean

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Dear Alll: Thanks for the advice I have implemented plan outlined immediately above. Additonally I installed Spybot.


Angus
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07 Aug 2013   #9
robinb9

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by angusmdmclean View Post
I have uninstalled Norton Securities. Presently I have installed the free version of MALAWAREBYTES I am today going to buy the pro version of Malwaware bytes. Now should I (a) first uninstall Malwaware then

(b) install Microsoft Security Essentials.

(c) Then finally install the pro version of malawarebytes.

It seems this is the sequence to follow.....yes?

Angus


Angus
yes to all 3
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07 Aug 2013   #10
StiffPaul

Windows 7, 64 Bit
 
 

Hi, I like Avast. For protection.. Take Care! Paul
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