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Windows 7: anti-virus programs running together

06 Feb 2013   #1

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anti-virus programs running together

hello does anyone know if u can combine bitdefender ( supposedly really high on the list of anti-virus programs) with malwareBytes malware? thank you

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06 Feb 2013   #2

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There's seems to be some issues about Malwarebytes and BitDefender playing nice together. It seems that the latest free version of BitDefender apparently does a forced uninstall of Malwarebytes Pro and it doesn't have a way to add Malwarebytes Pro to the BitDefender exclusion list. Presumably this is because Malwarebytes Pro does real-time scanning. If you're using the free version of Malwarebytes (without real-time scanning) there probably won't be any issues. From the Malwarebytes forum:

Malwarebytes 1.7 and Bitdefender AV Free - Malwarebytes Forum

EDIT: I just found an official BitDefender tech support statement that BitDefender 2013 will work with the free Malwarebytes (without real-time scanning.) See post # 7 from this BitDefender forum thread.

[resolved] Bitdefender And Malwarebytes, A Chaos - Bitdefender Forum
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