Windows 10: Malwarebyte Antivirus

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  1.    16 Mar 2016 #1

    Malwarebyte Antivirus


    reviews about malwarebytes
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  2.    16 Mar 2016 #2

    Malwarebytes is not an antivirus, it is to be used in conjunction with an anti virus to give you a layered protection setup. There is a free version that is an on demand scanner only and a paid version which protects you in real time. Both are highly recommended by experts, if you can afford it get the paid version. Note: MBAM cannot be used with Emsisoft Internet Security due to a driver conflict, works well with almost every other anti virus program or suite.
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  3.    19 Mar 2016 #3

    Yep, it's definitely not a standalone anti virus solution. But use it as a complementary layer of protection and your system will be pretty well protected.
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  4.    21 Mar 2016 #4

    malware bytes........its come with viruses
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       21 Mar 2016 #5

    Hi:

    neha said: View Post
    malware bytes........its come with viruses
    Please explain what you mean.

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) does not and never has included any sort of PUP, adware, spyware or other malicious content. It is a white-hat security product.

    So, it would help us to better help you if you could please explain your comment.

    Thanks,
    MM
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       23 Mar 2016 #6

    Malwarebytes can be used as a stand alone, I have seen people do it with little to no problems with infections out there. However since it plays nice with other AV's why not pair with defender? I know the argument of resources but I have ran these side by side on i3's with 4 GB of RAM and no problems. Plus you get dual protection with two security products that look for two different things.

    All security tools can act like a virus and that is why so many do not play well together. They are constantly monitoring your system, scanning your system and making changes to your system (removing malicious applications). This does not mean it is a bad thing though.
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       23 Mar 2016 #7

    Hi:

    DMGrier said: View Post
    Malwarebytes can be used as a stand alone, I have seen people do it with little to no problems with infections out there.
    Sorry, but that is not recommended.
    MBAM -- even the Premium version -- is not an AV and is not meant to replace an AV.

    However since it plays nice with other AV's why not pair with defender? I know the argument of resources but I have ran these side by side on i3's with 4 GB of RAM and no problems. Plus you get dual protection with two security products that look for two different things.
    Any ~modern system with robust enough specs to run Win10 ought to be able to run MBAM Premium alongside a robust, realtime AV (either WD or other).
    That is what it was designed to do.
    It provides layered protection against certain types of non-viral malware often missed by AVs, especially zero-hour and zero-day threats.

    All security tools can act like a virus and that is why so many do not play well together.
    Sorry, but that is patently untrue. A "virus" is a specific type of malicious software program that can replicate itself and often has a destructive payload.
    Equating the protection of the user's system by a robust, legitimate AV with a "virus" conveys the wrong, mixed message.

    Having said that, it's important to understand how to create a layered approach to computer security, without duplicating functions (e.g. running 2 realtime AVs) and without creating conflicts/clashes by installed security applications.

    And having said that, no one computer program or suite of programs can protect 100% of computers from 100% of malware 100% of the time. The first and last line of computer safety is the user.

    >>But @neha claimed that MBAM "comes with" viruses. THAT was the statement for which I originally requested clarification.

    Cheers,
    MM
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  •    23 Mar 2016 #8

    Hi there

    IMO a waste of time --what does it actually DO. If it can't defend against PUPS and it's not an AV program (actually Windows defender is pretty good these days) and can't also defend against "Brain Malfunction" --i.e falling for SCAMS etc then what actually is its purpose.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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       23 Mar 2016 #9

    Hi:

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    IMO a waste of time --what does it actually DO. If it can't defend against PUPS and it's not an AV program (actually Windows defender is pretty good these days) and can't also defend against "Brain Malfunction" --i.e falling for SCAMS etc then what actually is its purpose.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Sorry, but I don't understand your statement, either.
    MBAM certainly does defend against PUPs and PUMs, if the user enables those settings. See here.

    AVs are often behind the curve on zero-hour and zero-day threats. They target different types of viral and non-viral malware. MBAM (and products like it) are anti-malware applications that work differently, targeting different types of threats and staying more abreast of zero-hour and zero-day malware.
    Both target mostly the "what" of malware.
    Other applications, such as Hitman Pro Alert, EMET and MBAE protect against exploits, with non-definition-based protection against the "how" of malware.
    Then there are hosts files, firewalls (hardware and software), etc.
    It's called a layered approach to security.
    There are many definitive, authoritative, copiously-referenced articles at numerous computer help websites and fora about this approach.

    Bottom line: an AV alone these days is not sufficient, especially since >95% of current malware is non-viral. By the same token, running only an anti-malware alone is not sufficient, either. One needs both. (The only "AV" that also provides robust anti-malware protection is Emsisoft.)

    Yes, advanced users may use a different protection strategy, backup protocol and recovery plan.
    The advice above is targeted to average users.

    And I agree 100%: no program or programs can protect the user who is determined to get infected by practicing unsafe hex. The most critical PC security component is the part between the chair and keyboard.

    Having said all of that, I don't work for Malwarebytes (or any other company), have no financial interest in any product and really don't care to conduct a lengthy debate. :)
    The choice of security products and strategies is up to each individual computer user.
    I merely sought clarification from @neha, and sought to clarify a bit of misleading information posted by @DMGrier.
    That is all.:)

    Cheers,
    MM
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  •    29 Mar 2016 #10

    when i install Malware software in my system .it comes with many viruses which slows down my system.
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