Windows 10: Windows Defender or Malwarebytes Pro ?

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  1.    08 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows Defender or Malwarebytes Pro ?


    In Windows7 I ran both at same time with no problems,can this be done in Windows10? If not what is the best one to use?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       08 Nov 2015 #2

    Hello zplugger,

    Yes, you can have both Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Pro (premium) running at the same time without issue in Windows 10.
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    Win 10 Pro x64
       08 Nov 2015 #3

    What Brink said. You can also use SuperAntispyware with Malwarebytes and Defender and you are still ok. Just don't use a third party AV. It usually causes issues. It will work okay after installation. But when updates arrive, that's when issues start to come out.
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  4.    08 Nov 2015 #4

    Just can't get Denfender turn on, all greyed out. Something about group policy?


    Error code:0x80070005
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    Win 10 Pro x64
       08 Nov 2015 #5

    zplugger said: View Post
    Just can't get Denfender turn on, all greyed out. Something about group policy?


    Error code:0x80070005
    Did you install any 3rd party AV yet?
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    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       08 Nov 2015 #6

    zplugger said: View Post
    In Windows7 I ran both at same time with no problems,can this be done in Windows10? If not what is the best one to use?
    They are not the same.

    Defender (in Win10) is an anti-virus.
    MBAM is anti-malware. MBAM Premium is designed to run alongside an anti-virus, to provide layered protection against certain zero-hour and zero-day threats often missed by the anti-virus programs.
    But it is NOT a substitute for an anti-virus. It will run alongside any of the popular AVs, either free or paid.

    So, to specifically answer your question, you can run both.
    Even if you do choose to run MBAM Premium you will an an AV, either Windows Defender or another option.

    Thanks,
    MM
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  7.    09 Nov 2015 #7

    Can I reinstall this,something is wrong.Must be a way to repair?

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  •    09 Nov 2015 #8

    Do you have another AV installed and running?
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  •    09 Nov 2015 #9

    no, was running Malwarebytes Pro but its shut off now
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  •    09 Nov 2015 #10

    Have you ever had another AV or Security Suite installed on that machine?
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