08-10-2009 04:17 PM
I have a vista home premium OS with the Vista Service pack 2 I currently have Norton Antivirus
My Question: Is there any reason for me to have an exe program from Malewarebytes as part of my Norton product or any Norton updates, anti-virus updates, anti-spyware updates, etc?
What I mean is that at no time has Norton ever installed any type of exe file that woudl be part of malewarebytes, right?
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08-10-2009 04:25 PM
08-10-2009 04:28 PM - edited 08-10-2009 04:29 PM
So there is no way Norton is installing any files from malewarebytes? Did Norton buy malewarebytes at any point?
thanks to those who responded. Any chance a Norton staffer might address this?
08-10-2009 04:35 PM
I understand the part about two "different" companies, but wondering if Norton bought malewarebytes and maybe soem "norton" items still have the malewarebytes aspect to them. You know like when Adobe and macromedia combined. You still get macromedia stuff from adobe.
I just want to make sure
08-10-2009 11:10 PM
Why do you ask about malwarebytes??
It is often recommended as a "backup" for NIS/NAV on these forums but you have to go to it's site or Cnet and download it seperately.
08-11-2009 06:18 PM - edited 08-11-2009 06:19 PM
Here I why I was a little concerned. I had gone into the windows function that shows programs that run at startup. I had seen in the listing of programs that there was an exe file from malewarebytes that was in the programs that run at start up. Since I don't have malewarebytes installed, I thought I could delete it from the start up programs. I think I also "disabled" it. But after I did that, I freaked out and thought what if this was some part of the antispyware portion of Norton? So I looked in program files (C:\Windows\Programfiles) and did not see a folder for mlaewarebytes. So being concerned that it might be part of Nortons antispyware/virus function I thought oh great, I just messed up my Norton. But if you all say that it is not some sub function of a Norton Program, I'll feel relieved that I did'nt blank up my Norton