Malwarebytes - worth it?  

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  1. Posts : 10,894
    Windows 10 Pro version 22H2 0n one desktop and running Window 11 Pro 22H2 on unsupported desktop
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    Malwarebytes - worth it?


    I am just wondering whetehr or not to put Malwarebytes onto the machine as an addon and what I would like to konw is it necessary and also still have a free version as I cannot find one in a search with Edge.
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  2. Posts : 579
    Windows10 Home 64 bit v. 22H2 bld. 19045.2604
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    Define the universe and give three examples.
    FWIW, I run Norton 360 subscription as the active AV/firewall/etc. On my system, I also have free Malwarebytes, free SpyBot, and MSERT installed. I occasionally run the free ones if we suspect some sort malware might have infected things and Norton hasnít raised a flag. Everyone seems to have a favorite AV program. The only issue I have with MBAM is the badgering to upgrade from free when there is a version update. I think folks should try one and see if it does what they want. If you donít like it, toss it and try another one. As for not being able to find free MBAM with Edge, perhaps itís time to try another browser.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
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    Malware


    Personally , I have found the Malware Premium to be valuable. I use it on my Windows 7 system as well as my Windows 10. I believe in the tightest security and protection possible.
    I use all the AVAST products (Premium, VPN and Performance), I run the CCleaner package daily, to clean up extra files as well as tighten up my registry. Malware fits it perfectly, because it catches things before they happen. So many times, when I go to a site or try to download a package, Malware steps in to prevent me from doing so

    You can never know where something is going to attack your system.

    So, in a nutshell, I believe MALWARE is a very good tool and should be added to anyone's defensive wall on computers
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  4. Posts : 5,993
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
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    You can get the browser extension if using chromium edge.

    Malwarebytes Browser Guard - Chrome Web Store
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  5. Posts : 10,894
    Windows 10 Pro version 22H2 0n one desktop and running Window 11 Pro 22H2 on unsupported desktop
    Thread Starter
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    OK you folks then I shall install it for a friend as it seems to be a goer and to make sure it wouldn't interfere with the Widows Defender set up as I am installing 10 on my old 7 machine and again on a machine I am giving to a friend who hasn't a lot of money and I have the spare machine just sitting there doing nothing
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  6. Posts : 264
    Windows 10
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    Malwarebytes is (was?) an excellent product. However I did some personal testing a while ago and its real time shield didnīt detect some ransomware, where Windows Defender did.

    Like it has been said on these forums over and over again, for home users, Windows Defender is probably enough.
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  7. Posts : 923
    Win 10
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    xaccell said:
    However I did some personal testing a while ago and its real time shield didnīt detect some ransomware, where Windows Defender did.
    That is why I recommend its use as a layer which includes Defender active as well. The ransomware component is reactive, not proactive which means ransomware has to get by the exploit protection and web protection and start the encrypting activities before it kicks in.

    Not saying Defender is not enough but if you have a click everything family member it can help.
    Even though I use it and an advocate for it and a reseller since almost the beginning, I advocate image backups more than protective software.


    I also recommend Firefox or Chrome and reluctantly the new Chromium Edge if someone has to use a MS browser with a couple of extensions I can not mention on this forum.
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  8. Posts : 11,247
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
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    Hi there

    @xaccell

    Malwarebytes WAS an excellent product --in its day --no longer needed any more for home computers provided WD up to date and real time protection enabled.

    @ICIT2LOL

    On a Home computer provided you run WD and its realtime protection the simple answer is NO NO NO !!!

    All these 3rd party A/V products are of ZERO use on HOME computers --use them if it gives you peace of mind but all these companies are addressing LAST CENTURY's problems -- or certainly problems that might have been valid a few years ago --W7/W8 etc didn't have any sensible security etc etc.

    99% of people won't get Malware or infection or even PUPs --the only way to get these on W10 these days (assuming WD is active etc) is to either turn them off when installing some dubious software, use pirate / warez websites for pirated material, or install "dubious special offers" from "Fake websites" -- always check before going click, click, click. Even here WD will protect as much as anything else including MWB. (Malwarebytes).

    You are more likely these days to get scammed than suffer a Virus attack -- and that happens often because you reply to emails from unknown sources, open dubious email attachments or give out far too much info on social media.

    A/V systems can't really protect against Scamming.

    I keep saying to all these people who riddle their computer with all sorts of A/V products -- keep WD up to date and then DELIBERATELY try and get your machine infected --(Take backup first of course) --I can assure ALL of you IT IS HIDEOUSLY DIFFICULT including downloading torrents from TPB etc !!!!! 99.9% of normal HOME users wouldn't be able to do it.

    So for HOME users --(not corporates) BYE BYE Norton, Macafee, Malwarebytes, Kaspersky and all the rest including zillions of those now redundant I.T computer security specialists.

    Corporate and large Office Lans of course are an exception --My remarks on this topic are directed at HOME computers.

    @Porthos

    Ransomware is totally not a threat provided you have clean backups -- just power off immediately computer (don't soft power down), remove internet and all usb attached devices, restore, restart and you are back in business -- although a lot of Ransomware is just a threat rather than a reality -- but to be safe do what I suggest and restore the system. Again here directing remarks to HOME users not business / corporate etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. Posts : 923
    Win 10
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    jimbo45 said:
    Ransomware is totally not a threat provided you have clean backups -- just power off immediately computer (don't soft power down), remove internet and all usb attached devices, restore, restart and you are back in business -- although a lot of Ransomware is just a threat rather than a reality -- but to be safe do what I suggest and restore the system. Again here directing remarks to HOME users not business / corporate etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Exactly. External drives are cheap now. It just takes time to do it on a regular basis.
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  10. Posts : 56,572
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
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    Porthos said:
    Exactly. External drives are cheap now. It just takes time to do it on a regular basis.
    I back up every night before shutdown. Fire it up and go take my pills, check the cat bowls, turn off the TV, kill the lights, lock the door, and it's already finished. 3:45 or so, with verify. shutdown, bed.

    YMMV
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