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Windows 7: Do virusscanners bite each other (KPN Veilig and malwarebytes)

13 Aug 2015   #1
Questionss

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Do virusscanners bite each other (KPN Veilig and malwarebytes)

Hallo all,

I have a question regarding my usual virusscanner (KPN Veilig)
During a scan of my c:\drive this virusscanner comes across a virus. It signals it's there, but it isn't able to actually delete the virus.
The virus found is:
"
C:\Users\DT_HP_BEHEERDER\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5\KYMC74OC\video.hd_23508[1].zip\video.hd_23508.exe
"

I have manually deleted this file, but am in doubt if this is sufficient.

I received a tip that the programm Malwarebytes may be a good programm to get rid of this virus.

Can I use 2 of these programms simultanuously?

Thanks in advance
Hein


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13 Aug 2015   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Yes you can run MalwareBytes safely alongside any AV suite. It's probably best practice to in all honesty.
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13 Aug 2015   #3
Questionss

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Thank you Boozad for your answer.

I am glad that's possible.
My fear was that if I run 2 virusscanners simultaneously I would end up without any.

I will install Malwarebytes

Thanks again
Hein
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13 Aug 2015   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Just run MBAM on demand (once weekly or if you suspect malware) and leave your AV running realtime.
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13 Aug 2015   #5
Questionss

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

That seems like sound advice, I will do that
Thanks again

Hein
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13 Aug 2015   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

You're welcome.
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13 Aug 2015   #7
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Be sure you do not have more than one active AV products installed. They are not designed to work together and can interact in unpredictable ways.

Malwarebytes is an on demand scanner and can be used with other AV products.
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13 Aug 2015   #8
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

To clarify...

MBAM (Free or Premium) is not and never was an anti-virus.
It is an anti-malware application.

The Free version is only a manual, on-demand scanner that can REMOVE malware that has already made it past your AV onto the system. So, it does not provide "protection" in real-time.
The Premium version provides complementary, layered protection against zero-hour and zero-day threats often missed by the anti-virus, to help PREVENT malware infection in the first place. The Premium version also offers additional features, such as an automated task scheduler, advanced settings, etc.

The warning not to run MBAM Premium with an anti-virus is simply no longer accurate for most users.
To the contrary, it is designed specifically to run in real-time alongside a robust anti-virus.
The overwhelming majority of users on nearly all systems have no problem doing so.

When the occasional issue occurs on a particular system between MBAM and a particular build of a particular anti-virus, it is typically easily solved by setting mutual exclusions, or with other assistance, either at the forum or at the help desk.

More info:
What's the Best Anti-virus?
Answers to common security questions - Best Practices
List of well known antivirus products
How did I get infected?
wilderssecurity.com

Cheers,
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