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       08 Sep 2016 #11


    ondablade said: View Post
    One nice feature if it's true is the claimed ability to run beside other anti virus/malware packages without problems..
    That's "sort of" true.:)
    Most of the other, 3rd-party AVs will automatically disable the real-time protection of WD on Win10.
    They may still allow the new, "background" scanning feature.
    But it's important never to run more than one, real-time anti-virus on any system, regardless of WD.
    Doing so is a set-up for conflicts, clashes, slowdowns and reduced security, not enhanced security.
    So, AFAIK, some or all of the major AVs will put up with at least the background scanning feature of WD. But there could be problems with both WD and the other AV were running in real time.

    Along those same lines, yes, WD will run alongside a real-time anti-malware (AM) application, such as MBAM Premium.
    That is by design, so to speak, to provide complementary, layered protection against different types of threats.
    WD is an AV. MBAM Premium is an AM. They provide different types of protection.

    Clear as mud?

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  2.    08 Sep 2016 #12

    I'm running Kaspersky on a MAC, and plan to use it on new WIn 10 notebook in a week or so too.

    Think you couldn't be much more specific in your reply MM, it's good to know that. Hopefully the various security systems have the matter in hand.

    The problem with this stuff for me is that the principle is clear, but I wish I knew enough about the mechanics of the software to properly understand it. Oh well!
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  3.    08 Sep 2016 #13

    Sorry - misfire
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