11-14-2011 07:48 AM
You may never have had a visible problem. Not all conflicts are noticeable. Malwarebytes is set up to respond to adware, whereas Norton does not concern itself with it. It is not dangerous or malicious. Where the problem lies is when both products identify the same piece of malware at the same time.
Picture if you will, two baseball players trying to catch the same ball.....
11-14-2011 09:59 AM
"Picture if you will, two baseball players trying to catch the same ball..... "
Well I don't think that analogy quite fits here if, as you say, Malwarebytes watches for Adware and Norton does not. Then in fact your pitchers would each be trying to catch his or her own ball. Ultimately both will be caught.
11-14-2011 06:29 PM
The analogy I like to use is the Keystone Kops: two security programs with real-time functions will spend enough time tripping over each other in hot pursuit (most often of each other, as they will tend to see one another's probes as intrusion attempts, and tamperproofing as rootkit activity) that problems are bound to result.
At the end of the day, though, it's just an analogy. What we're all telling you is that doing so adds more to your risk than it subtracts. Caveat emptor.
11-14-2011 06:35 PM
Well I am at a loss. Malwarebytes has caught several ad ware and Trojans that Norton has not. so it seems to me, IMHO of course, that since these two "seem" to get along very well, as my current system response tells me, maybe Malwarebytes is not such a competition after all but an enhancement.
I guess I could try stopping real time protection for a few weeks, see how things, work.
I will certainly have to research this.