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Malwarebytes and Avast
« on: January 06, 2012, 11:33:16 PM »
I am new here,so I wasn't sure where to post this topic, anyway Would I be fully protected if i had malwarebytes and avast installed. Because the MB is made to catch anything your antivirus misses. so would it be good?

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Re: Malwarebytes and Avast
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 11:37:10 PM »
I am new here,so I wasn't sure where to post this topic, anyway Would I be fully protected if i had malwarebytes and avast installed. Because the MB is made to catch anything your antivirus misses. so would it be good?

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Re: Malwarebytes and Avast
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 11:46:47 PM »
Would I be fully protected if i had malwarebytes and avast installed.
No.  You can't achieve full protection, it is an impossibility, but...
so would it be good?
....yes, it would be better than most people have.

This is assuming you are talking about MBAM Pro.  The free version is great but can't protect you from getting infected in the first place.
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Re: Malwarebytes and Avast
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 11:49:31 PM »
Would I be fully protected if i had malwarebytes and avast installed.
No.  You can't achieve full protection, it is an impossibility, but...
so would it be good?
....yes, it would be better than most people have.

This is assuming you are talking about MBAM Pro.  The free version is great but can't protect you from getting infected in the first place.

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Re: Malwarebytes and Avast
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012, 11:51:16 PM »
If you go with MBAM Pro, you would have to add some exclusions for the antiviruses to run smoothly in realtime.
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Re: Malwarebytes and Avast
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 12:44:17 AM »
Just wondering...What exclusions?
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Re: Malwarebytes and Avast
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012, 12:59:26 AM »
I have never found it necessary to make exclusions for MBAM on either my XP or win7 systems, but I have excluded c:\windows\temp\_avast_ in the MBAM Ignore List so it isn't scanning the temporary folder where avast sends/unpacks files it is going to scan.
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Re: Malwarebytes and Avast
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2012, 01:43:43 AM »
Thanks for the info DavidR
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Re: Malwarebytes and Avast
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2012, 01:48:50 AM »
Same as David, i never had any problems so never had to use any exclusions




but if you get problems and need to do it, this is how to...in section K
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Re: Malwarebytes and Avast
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2012, 11:01:22 PM »
Same as David, i never had any problems so never had to use any exclusions




but if you get problems and need to do it, this is how to...in section K
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=10138&st=0&p=417798&#entry417798
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