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Zooropa

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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!

HeavyD25271

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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 »

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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.  :)
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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!

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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.
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Re: Avast free + Malwarebytes free
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 08:56:45 PM »
The thing is would Avast and Malwarebytes conflict?

No.
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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.