Windows 10: New Malwarebytes 3.0 and the need for anti virus internet security

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  1. Posts : 58
    Surface Pro 4 and Windows 10 Desktop
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       23 Jan 2017 #11

    hmm well thanks for the insight on the malware bytes aspect of it. I have been running malwarebytes in trail mode on both my desktop and surface pro and have disabled my avast internet security. and I have not seen any problems yet so far. mostly been using the surface though. nothing wrong here.
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    Surface Pro 4 and Windows 10 Desktop
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       23 Jan 2017 #12

    now what i am wondering is the aspect of the antivirus what do you guys think paid or free what do you recommend. for either. I'm leaning towards webroot which is what we kind of sell towards our clients and they seem to have great results with it. even cleaning up and recovering from ransomware a few clients managed to get. But I'm open to suggestion to test and try as when my avast subscription is up I am not renewing. and I do not think I will go the way of internet security and will do the paid malware bytes. even if i pay for antivirus. I just think at this point the internet security is redundant. if you going to open and allow something your going to. and windows firewall is good enough now adays and can be supplemented. I will be looking into securing my home with hardware fireware like pfsense and be looking into vpn for my surface likely anyway to up protection.
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  3.    26 Jan 2017 #13

    I run Malwarebytes 3 along side Windows Defender. It picks up popup web pages very well and has detected a couple potential threats before running. Also, it has the anti-exploit and ransomware all running. Defender has also detected a couple things missed by mbam. I will continue to run both.

    For anyone experiencing problems with MBAM, use their clean uninstall tool to COMPLETELY remove the program and all hidden entries and reg values, not the uninstall in the Prog folder or Control Panel, before re-installing. Latest tool download (2.3.0.1001) is in Step 1 here -
    Malwarebytes | How do I uninstall Malwarebytes Anti-Mal...
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    Surface Pro 4 and Windows 10 Desktop
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       27 Jan 2017 #14

    mrgeek said: View Post
    I run Malwarebytes 3 along side Windows Defender. It picks up popup web pages very well and has detected a couple potential threats before running. Also, it has the anti-exploit and ransomware all running. Defender has also detected a couple things missed by mbam. I will continue to run both.

    For anyone experiencing problems with MBAM, use their clean uninstall tool to COMPLETELY remove the program and all hidden entries and reg values, not the uninstall in the Prog folder or Control Panel, before re-installing. Latest tool download (2.3.0.1001) is in Step 1 here -
    Malwarebytes | How do I uninstall Malwarebytes Anti-Mal...
    although I haven't experienced any issues myself. This is good to know I managed to get a hold of 2 lifetime licensee so I plan to do a clean install of mwb after my trails expire. lol such a lazy IT guy sometimes.

    So far I haven't had any issues and I've been using just MWB and have my avast disable. so I defiantly will not be renewing my avast this time around. I may still keep my options open. I am just trying to see if at this point I should just run antivirus or internet security suite. and the debate of paid vs free. I have a feeling that this is going to have to be a trail by error and experience for my self. I just want to see what anyone suggest at this point for firewall, internet security worth it or not. strengthen firewall other ways. free anti-virus paid anti-virus
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  5.    02 Apr 2017 #15

    Hey guys...need some help please. Setting up new laptop (mmmeh) win 10. Everything fine as wine...til this

    Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB2267602 (Definition 1.239.603.0) - Error 0x80070643

    Windows Update and Defender were up to date until today. Im running free Malware bytes 3, but was waiting to active my license. I've been reading of a conflict of the two. What doyou suggest?
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  6.    02 Apr 2017 #16

    Malwarbytes forums: Malwarebytes Forums
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  7.    03 Apr 2017 #17

    Hi Guys

    What on Earth are you people DOING on your machines that need all that stuff

    What on earth does Malware Bytes do that Windows Defender doesn't or can't.

    In any case if you take simple precautions like regular backups, don't open dubious emails or fall for scams you won't get infected - and even if you do a quick restore will fix it far faster than hours of fiddling around with Virus removal stuff which you can never guarantee will be 100% effective in any case.

    Also PLEASE FOLKS CHECK YOUR ROUTER LOGS REGULARLY - this is a HUGE GOOD resource to see if anything both inbound and outbound is happening on your machine too.

    I've NEVER understood why people need more than one AV program -- it either does its job or it doesn't. From all the DECENT literature out there Windows Defender does the job perfectly adequately - just because 1 program finds x or another finds y doesn't at all mean program a is better or worse than program b - people access different sites and use computers totally differently.

    To my mind in C21 for domestic users Computer security "Experts" are just another "semi-Scam" usually praying on people's fear and ignorance.

    Can't remember where the quote came from but still valid today :

    "The Price of Education might be high - but The price of Ignorance is Astronomical".

    Surf safely, use common sense and you will only need the bog standard WD product.

    (For Corporates - different issues -- my remarks are directed to HOME users only).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8.    03 Apr 2017 #18

    I've mentioned before Jimbo that not everyone is tech savvy, I've known plenty of people blindly open links they received via email or that juicy offer popup. They don't have the experience to know better. For them, they absolutely must have protection against their own stupidity.
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