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Kudos0

Can Malwarebytes Be Run with Norton Internet Security Installed as Well?

Before getting Norton Internet Security (which I love so far), I had Malwarebytes (free program) installed but took it off.  Now I'd like to either reinstall the free program or get a paid program for Malwarebytes but am not sure if this will conflict with the Norton I already have on the computer.  Can I do this or does Norton do that kind of safe checking as well?  I'm not sure I understand all that the Norton program does other than it is an antivirus and I don't need two of those on the same computer.  Thanks for any help you can give me!

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Kudos0

Re: Can Malwarebytes Be Run with Norton Internet Security Installed as Well?

Before getting Norton Internet Security (which I love so far), I had Malwarebytes (free program) installed but took it off.  Now I'd like to either reinstall the free program or get a paid program for Malwarebytes but am not sure if this will conflict with the Norton I already have on the computer.  Can I do this or does Norton do that kind of safe checking as well?  I'm not sure I understand all that the Norton program does other than it is an antivirus and I don't need two of those on the same computer.  Thanks for any help you can give me!

Kudos0

Re: Can Malwarebytes Be Run with Norton Internet Security Installed as Well?

The free version of Malwarebytes is absolutely compatible with Norton products.  The paid version has a real time scanner and is NOT compatible with Norton.

I have had the free version installed on my PCs along side NIS and never had a problem.

Safe surfing!

--------------------------------------------------Gary
Kudos0

Re: Can Malwarebytes Be Run with Norton Internet Security Installed as Well?

Hi nikki605

Just a small point, I'm using the full "paid for" version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware along with NIS2013 (and used it with NIS2012 as well) and I have not run into any compatibility problems.

By the way, my O/S is WinXP Pro SP3.

UK Bob

Kudos0

Re: Can Malwarebytes Be Run with Norton Internet Security Installed as Well?


InStitches49 wrote:

Before getting Norton Internet Security (which I love so far), I had Malwarebytes (free program) installed but took it off.  Now I'd like to either reinstall the free program or get a paid program for Malwarebytes but am not sure if this will conflict with the Norton I already have on the computer.  Can I do this or does Norton do that kind of safe checking as well?  I'm not sure I understand all that the Norton program does other than it is an antivirus and I don't need two of those on the same computer.  Thanks for any help you can give me!


Hi,

As indicated above the free version is very compatible with your Norton product.

I have read where some are runniing the 'full' version with norton so that there are two active scanners running. They indicate no problem but I wonder if that is rue should they actually be infected. Security products often see other security products as a virus and react accordingly. The other case is that they bolck each other and the infection takes up residence. I'm just not willing to take that risk.

Keep us posted. We'll be here when you need us

Dick Win7x64 SP1 current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: Can Malwarebytes Be Run with Norton Internet Security Installed as Well?

Here is a quote from Malwarebtes Forum. Read the thread for information on setting exclusions to make it better. Read the entire theard as there are some calification depending on what version of windows.

"Norton should get along just fine with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO.  We work differently than antivirus software when we run in realtime which dramatically reduces the chances of any conflicts, however, you should also set exclusions for Malwarebytes in Norton as well as in Malwarebytes for Norton to make sure that no conflicts do occur and it also may improve system performance when the two are running together.  The following instructions explain how to do so in Norton Internet Security 2011, but the instructions should be similar to how it's done in Norton Anti-Virus:"

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=99155

I have been running MB Pro with NIS 2012 on three systems and have no problems and they do block the bad guys as I have had a few hits.  Whenever either system runs a schedualed scan I have seen only tracking cookies so I know my system is clean and has been for years. But its up to you to decide.

Jim

Kudos0

Re: Can Malwarebytes Be Run with Norton Internet Security Installed as Well?

Running 2 AVs is not such a good idea. I suggest running the free version of Malwarebytes as it doesn't have an automatic protection along side with NIS.

Cheers .

Kudos0

Re: Can Malwarebytes Be Run with Norton Internet Security Installed as Well?

The topic of MBAM Free, MBAM Pro and NIS have been discussed in the past and I all the info and opinions are still present and valid in the following thread - so we don't really need to head towards a hijack of this (Leofwine's) thread.

http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Internet-Security-Norton/Malware-Bytes-tech-support-wants-me-t...

Also, have a look here:

http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Internet-Security-Norton/NIS-2012-and-Malwarebytes/td-p/819582/highlight/true

Is there really a need to discuss it again? 

Kudos0

Re: Can Malwarebytes Be Run with Norton Internet Security Installed as Well?


Yank said:

The topic of MBAM Free, MBAM Pro and NIS have been discussed in the past and I all the info and opinions are still present and valid in the following thread - so we don't really need to head towards a hijack of this (Leofwine's) thread.


Isn't that what the original poster was asking about?

InStitches49 said:

"Now I'd like to either reinstall the free program or get a paid program for Malwarebytes but am not sure if this will conflict with the Norton I already have on the computer."

But as for my comments regarding MBAM Pro and NIS, see the links Yank provided.

Win8.1 | NIS 21 | NSM | MBAM Pro | Spybot S&D | SpywareBlaster | KeyScrambler Prem | Secunia PSI | TrueCrypt | CCleaner | JV16 PowerTools | PerfectDisk Pro// NIS Settings: Aggressive Heuristics / Aggressive SONAR / Aggressive Boot Time ~ www.needGod.com

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