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What anti-malware product to use in conjunction with Avast?
« on: December 04, 2018, 10:29:32 PM »
What is a good free anti-malware product to use in conjunction with Avast on a slow WinXP machine?

I want something which scans for ad-ware, ransom-ware and suchlike which are not really viruses.

Would Malwarebytes be a good choice?
   
   
   
   
« Last Edit: December 04, 2018, 10:31:13 PM by Harlequin »
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Re: What anti-malware product to use in conjunction with Avast?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 11:37:20 PM »
Malwarebytes is certainly not light on system resources.
For my money, you already get everything from Avast.
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Re: What anti-malware product to use in conjunction with Avast?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 10:11:38 PM »
For my money, you already get everything from Avast.

I thought Avast offers only anti-virus protection.  Do the file and web shields in my Avast 10.4 also detect malware (such as adware, ransom ware, etc) ?

« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 06:09:44 PM by Harlequin »
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Re: What anti-malware product to use in conjunction with Avast?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 10:44:01 PM »
Dont get so hanged up in the name these programs have as they are years old and things have changed a lot

All virus are malware, but all malware are not virus   ;)

Malware = Malicious program (virus / trojan / adware / spyware / worms / ransomware /..... )

Avast detect all types of malicious programs

Malwarebytes does not target real virus, it also does not target script / doc / media files


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Malwarebytes is certainly not light on system resources.
It is if you use the free version (no realtime protection)



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Re: What anti-malware product to use in conjunction with Avast?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 11:38:39 PM »


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Malwarebytes is certainly not light on system resources.
It is if you use the free version (no realtime protection)

That can be said for any program that isn't resident. :)
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Re: What anti-malware product to use in conjunction with Avast?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 11:55:22 PM »
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  That can be said for any program that isn't resident. :) 
so why didn't you ?


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Re: What anti-malware product to use in conjunction with Avast?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 12:30:23 AM »
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  That can be said for any program that isn't resident. :) 
so why didn't you ?
Because that wasn't the question that was asked. :)
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Re: What anti-malware product to use in conjunction with Avast?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 01:15:04 AM »
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  That can be said for any program that isn't resident. :) 
so why didn't you ?
Because that wasn't the question that was asked. :)
Did he ask if it was heavy on system resource

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