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Windows 7: malwarebytes VS Mcafee

02 Mar 2014   #1
pcmatty

 
malwarebytes VS Mcafee

hey all

why does loads ppl say malwarebytes better than mcafee ?

always thought mcafee protects the pc more than malwarebytes.

anyone ?

matty


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02 Mar 2014   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Comparing MBAM to McAfee is like comparing apples to kumquats. McAfee is an antivirus program. MBAM is an anti-malware program designed to be used with an antivirus program. Also, McAfee is a significantly less than stellar antivirus program whereas MBAM is an excellent one.
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02 Mar 2014   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcmatty View Post
hey all

why does loads ppl say malwarebytes better than mcafee ?

always thought mcafee protects the pc more than malwarebytes.

anyone ?

matty
The reply from Lady Fitzgerald is spot on. I suggest you replace McAfee with almost anything: The free ones most often suggested are; Avast, Avira and BitDefender, in no particular order.
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02 Mar 2014   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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whereas MBAM is an excellent one.
Yeah. I would probably upgrade MBAM to the paid version if it automatically got rid of others like the Norton stuff that comes preloaded.
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02 Mar 2014   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
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whereas MBAM is an excellent one.
Yeah. I would probably upgrade MBAM to the paid version if it automatically got rid of others like the Norton stuff that comes preloaded.
It won't get rid of Norton but I would upgrade to the paid version while you still can get a lifetime license. The lifetime licenses are going away pretty soon so I would jump on it now rather take a chance on waiting for it to go on sale. It's only $30 here.
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02 Mar 2014   #6
ICIT2LOL

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

I have got to agree with all and McAfee for what it is worth along with a few others is a load of rubbish.
In any case one of the best AV's operates the keyboard to your machine
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02 Mar 2014   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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02 Mar 2014   #8
MrWhoopee

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Comparing MBAM to McAfee is like comparing apples to kumquats. McAfee is an antivirus program. MBAM is an anti-malware program designed to be used with an antivirus program. Also, McAfee is a significantly less than stellar antivirus program whereas MBAM is an excellent one.
Amen to that.

While cleaning up computers for clients (home users and very small businesses), I use MBAM regularly to great effect. Almost as regularly, I remove McAfee (assuming it has expired, which it usually has) and install Avast free. I fear the day Malwarebytes eliminates the free version, as it is still the most effective malware remover I have found.
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02 Mar 2014   #9
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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The lifetime licenses are going away pretty soon
I only use the scanner anyway. Running with a real time shield is like taking a shower with a raincoat on. Backup imaging is free so why pay for a prophylactic that interferes with the functioning of the machine? It's just how I like to roll. But to me the paranoia itself becomes paralyzing.
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02 Mar 2014   #10
MrWhoopee

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
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The lifetime licenses are going away pretty soon
I only use the scanner anyway. Running with a real time shield is like taking a shower with a raincoat on. Backup imaging is free so why pay for a prophylactic that interferes with the functioning of the machine? It's just how I like to roll. But to me the paranoia itself becomes paralyzing.
And another Amen!

From time to time, I find the user who doesn't ignore their security. Instead, they have multiple AV and anti-malware programs installed and running in the background. Then they assume that their machine is running like death itself because somehow an infection got past their security. Their answer? Another virus/malware remover!
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