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Windows 7: any conflict between antimalware progs

15 Aug 2014   #1
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 
any conflict between antimalware progs

I just bought the Premium version of Malwarebytes anti-malware and I'm wondering if I should disable the Microsoft anti-malware now? I'm using (on the advice of this forum) MSE very successfully but felt the extra protection of the Premium MBAM was worth 17 a year. Are there any other issues I should consider now this upgraded security is in place?


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16 Aug 2014   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, this particular combination will not create problems.
The conflicts only are likely to happen when you have more than one program with an active, real-time scaning running simultaneously.
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16 Aug 2014   #3
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

I've just re-read my initial posting in the light of your reply and realised it is a bit ambiguous: I am still running MSE and it does have Real Time protection switched on. The Microsoft antimalware doesn't appear anywhere except in my services list and it is self-protected so it won't allow itself to be altered in any way, I can't do anything about that even if it was necessary, at least with my level of ability anyway. Windows Defender is also active, along with Windows Firewall.
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16 Aug 2014   #4
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

MBAM is designed to run in tandem with traditional AV's - it loks at the files in a very different way, and is NOT a replacement for an AV at all.
Keep both running.
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16 Aug 2014   #5
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

...and MSE should have switched Windows Defender off, since the anti-malware part of it is actually an upgrade of Defender.
The Firewall is a whole different thing - and independent of both MSE and MBAM.
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16 Aug 2014   #6
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

I've just had a close look and sure enough defender is turned off. It was the Microsoft Antimalware that concerned me as I am unable to turn it off. Is it not a conflict having two antimalware running simultaneously?
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16 Aug 2014   #7
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

No - MBAM has its own methodology, and was written specifically to allow use with other vendors products (and they generally made a very good job of it!).
You should have no problems running the two together.
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16 Aug 2014   #8
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

Thanks Gents;,I am much obliged, as always.
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16 Aug 2014   #9
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

You're welcome - good luck!
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