Author Topic: Avast free + Malwarebytes free  (Read 2345 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Zooropa

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 8
Avast free + Malwarebytes free
« on: May 14, 2011, 07:57:47 PM »
Hello,

First I'd like to thank the developers of this great software for making a neat and free AV. ;)

I've been using Norton suite before and then McAfee.
When they expired, I switched to Avast after doing some research and found it the best replacement as a free tool.

However, (1) I'm finding it difficult to determine whether Avast alone is enough or not? ???
Also     (2) do I need to run Malwarebytes as well? (I just downloaded it today after reading that many users on this forum use that software)
         (3) What about firewalls, is Windows firewall enough?

P.S. I'm running Vista Home Premium 64x.

Any info, suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!

Offline HeavyD25271

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 32
  • Fact:BearsEatBeets.Bears.Beets.BattlestarGalactica
Re: Avast free + Malwarebytes free
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011, 08:07:00 PM »
I'm using avast! free, Malwarebytes free, ZoneAlarm free firewall, and CCleaner.

But what do I know?

Not much realy. ;)
« Last Edit: May 14, 2011, 08:37:38 PM by HeavyD25271 »
Toshiba Satellite L455D-S5976 2GB RAM\ Windows 7 32-bit\ IE 9 and Chrome 8\ avast!free 6.0.1125\ Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free 1.50.1.1100\ ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 9.2.106\ CCleaner 3.06.1433

Offline Para-Noid

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Ultra Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 5784
Re: Avast free + Malwarebytes free
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011, 08:21:46 PM »
MalwareBytes http://filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/
Super Anti-Spyware http://filehippo.com/download_superantispyware/

Both play well with avast. Another software that many of us use is CCleaner http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

Hope these links help.  :)
Dell Inspiron, Win7x64 SP1, Comodo Firewall 5.12 w/D+, MalwareBytes Free 2.1--HP Envy Win8.1x64, MalwareBytes Premium 2.1--Both systems Avast Free v2015.10.2,2218, Super Anti-Spyware, Spyware Blaster, MCShield, Unchecky, Firefox (latest build), Google Chrome (latest build) and, various browser security tools.

When you do something, do it with a purpose and do it on purpose.

Offline Zooropa

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 8
Re: Avast free + Malwarebytes free
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011, 08:25:11 PM »
Many thanks for the replies.
And yes CCleaner is a good recommendation as I use it on daily basis.

The thing is would Avast and Malwarebytes conflict?
I mean does MalwareB run in the background or only when I manually perform a scan?

thanks!

Offline DavidR

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 71849
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Avast free + Malwarebytes free
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011, 08:34:56 PM »
It rather depends on which version you will use, mbam pro/free.

If MBAM free, then the short answer is NO.
Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ WinXP ProSP3/ avast! free 2015 10.2.2218 R2-SP2/ Outpost Firewall Pro9.1/ Firefox 38.0.1, NoScript, RequestPolicy/ MailWasher Pro/ DropMyRights/ MalwareBytes AntiMalware Premium 2.1.6/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security

Offline Asyn

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Maybe Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 31484
    • >>>  Avast Forum - Deutschsprachiger Bereich  <<<
Re: Avast free + Malwarebytes free
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 08:56:45 PM »
The thing is would Avast and Malwarebytes conflict?

No.
XP SP3 - Avast 10.2.2218 - CIS 3.14 [FW/D+] - MBAM 1.75 [On Demand] - Firefox ESR 31.7 [NS/ABP/EHH/BP/SVC] - Thunderbird 31.7 [EM]
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen und Infos):
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

Online Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 65870
Re: Avast free + Malwarebytes free
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011, 03:36:52 AM »
The thing is would Avast and Malwarebytes conflict?
No.

I mean does MalwareB run in the background or only when I manually perform a scan?
Paid run in the background (resident, on access).
Free is only on demand (manual).
The best things in life are free.