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12error12
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Should i Download Malwarebytes?

Hi,

 

I have Norton Internet Security installed on my Windows Vista Laptop, should i download malwarebytes and run it alongside norton.

 

Thanks!

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12error12
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What Software is Compatable and good to use alongside NIS?

Hi,:smileyhappy: What software is compatable to run alongside NIS 2009?

 

many thanks.

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Re: What Software is Compatable and good to use alongside NIS?

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As Mattsegers advised, no two real-time antivirus engines work together.  They will both have tamper protection which causes the system to hang while they try and fail to scan each other, or it causes a situation like catching a fly ball in baseball.  Each thinks the other has it and don't bother, or they interfere with each other and drop the ball.

 

Any on demand scanner, like Windows Defender, on demand only, or Malwarbytes, or SAS provide additional protection via wekly scans to clean up anything missed, without slowing your system down, or interfering with Norton's normal operations.

 

[edit:Fixed to reflect merged thread.]

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Re: Should i Download Malwarebytes?

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Oh yes, Malware Bytes is an excellent program - just make sure you download the free (non-real-time) version, because running two real-time security programs can create conflicts on your machine.

Also, don't forget to update it manually at least twice a day. 

 

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Re: Should i Download Malwarebytes?

12error12:

 

Please do not start a new thread for every related question.  Use the white arrow on the left of the screen that says reply.  I will ask that these threads be combined.

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Re: What Software is Compatable and good to use alongside NIS?


12error12 wrote:

What software is compatable to run alongside NIS 2009?


Any Products which does not have Real-Time Protection, such as SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition, as well as Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware free edition.

 

 

SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition for Windows: http://download.cnet.com/SuperAntiSpyware-Free-Edition/3000-8022_4-10523889.html?tag=mncol.

 

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Re: What Software is Compatable and good to use alongside NIS?

Webroot updated SpySweeper after Norton 2009 so it was compatible  I think it is Ver 6.1 and above.

 

and Counterspy and Norton last time I tested are happy together.    (Counterspy only not their Antivirus and Counterspy product)

 

No to Spyware Doctor in Realtime and Norton,   Slows the startup time big time.

 

No to AD-Aware with realtime and Norton

 

No to Spybot S&D with TeaTimer installed.  

 

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