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Windows 7: Is Avira & Malwarebytes Compatible?

11 Jan 2015   #1
woodbine

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Is Avira & Malwarebytes Compatible?

Does it cause problems to have free Malwarebytes and paid Avira premium on the same Windows 7 pc? I ask this as I seem to remember being told there could be problems, but possibly this was with the full, paid for version of MBAM (Pro??).

Thanks for any help.


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11 Jan 2015   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I run Avira Antivirus Pro and Malwarebytes Pro on my computers. There are no problems between the two of them that I can remember. Because I also have Emsisoft Anti-Malware Pro, I have MBAM Pro's real time protections turned off. Are you running Avira Internet Security Premium? If so, if Avira does have anti-malware anti-spyware modules, then turn off MBAM's real time protection modules [you have to do that in two separate Settings areas].
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11 Jan 2015   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I doubt either mbam version would conflict with each other
Where did you read this at ?
With any additional security it is wise to exclude each other from scanning at the same time or each other though
Cheers.
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11 Jan 2015   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

There are many web sites many forums that give differing advice concerning antivirus/antimalware programs. Thrashzone, I believe you're correct! I do over here what you've posted, and had no troubles.
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11 Jan 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thank you Roland..
I'm not quite sure why you would turn off real time protection in mbam pro/ premium,
The free version does not provide real time protection and is the version this question is about,

You can easily uncheck auto quarantine and accomplish a better task in case a off chance mbam tags something as corruption with numerous other programs antivirus program related or not,
But as a rule reviewing found objects is a good thing to do before doing a auto removal but mbam has a very good record of false positive items,
But every blue moon a wild update is issued by mbam it's just the nature of the beast
Cheers.
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11 Jan 2015   #6
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

...Are you running Avira Internet Security Premium? If so, if Avira does have anti-malware anti-spyware modules, then turn off MBAM's real time protection... -- earlier RolandJS

Remember, I said turn off MBAM if Avira IS has similar modules.
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11 Jan 2015   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I run both Avira Internet Security (paid) and Malwarebytes' Pro... they don't cause problems with each other, but you may want to set MBam to 'selective' start-up.

Updating anti-malware and anti-virus definitions can slow your computer down, if they're done at the same time
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