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Malwarebyte's et al programs.

Hi there,

I was just wondering if anyone knew how well NIS 2011 plays with free AV programs such as; Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware Free Ed and Spybot S&D?

Those three programs are the only ones that I used in additon to my previous security suite before moving over to NIS 2011 - now that I have NIS 2011, I am wondering if I can scan using these whilst NIS 2011 is operating; there won't be any conflicts?

Note: The three programs are only updated and used when I need them, they are not on-demand like NIS 2011.

Any advice is appreciated,

Ta!

J_W :)

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Kudos0

Re: Malwarebyte's et al programs.

Hi there,

I was just wondering if anyone knew how well NIS 2011 plays with free AV programs such as; Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware Free Ed and Spybot S&D?

Those three programs are the only ones that I used in additon to my previous security suite before moving over to NIS 2011 - now that I have NIS 2011, I am wondering if I can scan using these whilst NIS 2011 is operating; there won't be any conflicts?

Note: The three programs are only updated and used when I need them, they are not on-demand like NIS 2011.

Any advice is appreciated,

Ta!

J_W :)

Kudos0

Re: Malwarebyte's et al programs.


J_W wrote:

Hi there,

I was just wondering if anyone knew how well NIS 2011 plays with free AV programs such as; Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware Free Ed and Spybot S&D?

Those three programs are the only ones that I used in additon to my previous security suite before moving over to NIS 2011 - now that I have NIS 2011, I am wondering if I can scan using these whilst NIS 2011 is operating; there won't be any conflicts?

Note: The three programs are only updated and used when I need them, they are not on-demand like NIS 2011.

Any advice is appreciated,

Ta!

J_W :)


I use Malwarebytes as a on demand program with NIS 2011 running as resident protection without issue. I also use SuperAntiSpyware Pro as a resident on my Windows Vista 64 box. Norton plays well with both of these programs. I have not use Spybot in many years.

Kudos0

Re: Malwarebyte's et al programs.

Do not activate the protection module in MBAM Pro - the advice here, previous posts from the experts, is that it conflicts.

By all means use the auto update and scan though.

Lets be careful out there !
Kudos0

Re: Malwarebyte's et al programs.

JW

<< they are not on-demand like NIS 2011. >>

Here anyway the terminology is the other way round: The free versions of MBM and SAS are on demand and NIS etc run in the background all the time ......

Note that Norton have updated the Norton Power Eraser as an alternative to using MBM or SAS and I believe have fixed the tendency to break Windows if you let it "fix" some system file errors but like all powerful tools you have to be careful and know the likely consequences of anything you let a tool do.

There's a growing feeling, I see here and elsewhere, that SAS, when installing even the free version, is getting cumbersome and invasive and is better avoided when possible.

Hugh

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