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Windows 7: Malewarebtyes/Superantispyware Running With AV

28 Sep 2013   #1

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Malewarebtyes/Superantispyware Running With AV

As I narrow my 2014 choices down, can any/everyone who is running these programs with an AV alongside weigh in with what AV you are using?

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28 Sep 2013   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I'm using the free version of Avast along with the paid version of MBAM and the free version of SAS. I also use Spybot Search and Destroy. All play well with each other.
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28 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I use Norton 360. Comes free with ISP.

Use free versions of MBAM, & SAS. I configure both to not start automatically and only use them manually.

No issues.
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02 Oct 2013   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Microsoft security essentials along with both the Pro versions you posted MBAM and SAS.
Works great without the need for any others.
Each of the above should all be Excluded from each others scanners and processes to avoid conflicts,
They should also scan at different times of the day.
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02 Oct 2013   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

There are better free AVs than MSE. I run scans on Avast, MBAM, SAS, and Spybot simultaneously without any trouble. I don't recommend anyone else doing that, though, unless they are running over 16GB of RAM. The point is they don't interfere with each other. What does interfere with each other is running more than one AV. MBAM, SAS, and Spybot aren't AVs.
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02 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Is running two anti-spyware programs better than one?

If one is good, two must be better, right?

And three better still! Well, yes and no. Depending on what you mean by "run", two can be better, or two can be a total mess.

Much like anti-virus programs, anti-spyware programs typically have two modes of operation:

Scan: in this mode, the utility examines memory and files on disk for traces of malware. Different anti-spyware programs look at different things, but typically it includes looking for known ".exe" or other files, entries in the system registry as well as other permanent traces of malware.

Monitor:: some anti-spyware utilities include components that are installed and keep running. These components monitor for changes that are indications of malicious behavior. Unexpected changes to the registry, for example, can be one such sign. Programs writing to certain files or certain locations, unless known to be good, can also often be signs of a spyware or other malicious activity. This monitoring process can stop, or at least alert on, suspicious behavior.

Both modes are important components to managing spyware and keeping your system safe.

The problem with running more than one anti-spyware application is that second mode: monitoring. More than one set of spyware monitoring components can cause conflicts. They might coexist peacefully, but they might also prevent each other from working properly, or perhaps even declare each other as spyware.

However, running scans from more than one anti-spyware program can often be quite useful. The unfortunate reality is that while some anti-spyware programs are better than others, none of them catch absolutely everything. As a result, particularly when diagnosing a suspected problem, running the scan portion of an additional anti-spyware program or two can often help track down or eliminate the offending malware.

So the bottom line is quite simple: install or enable the real-time monitoring components of only one anti-spyware program at a time, but go ahead and use different anti-spyware scanners manually when tracking down a problem.

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03 Oct 2013   #7

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

MSE with MBAM Pro was been bullet proof for me. I run SASW once a week to pick up adware that can be missed. The combination of MSE and MBAM use less resources than any other combination I have tried. I have used AVG, AVAST in the past and did not care for them. Only one I would consider beside MSE is AVIRA. I still run AVIRA Pro on my XP box.
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04 Oct 2013   #8

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit

In windows 7 i use MSE with Malwarebytes pro on some computers and Mse and superantyspware pro on others
I would not purchase both and put them on, i would run only one antispware pro version and download the other as a free version and run it manually to back up the pro one
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04 Oct 2013   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Read here and here about MSE.
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