Malwarebytes Users...I need your advice

rezpower

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I have malwarebytes premium installed and I want to know what is the best way to use it.
Should I keep it registered in windows security center or should I turn this option off. Please
tell me how YOU are using it.
 

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I have malwarebytes premium installed and I want to know what is the best way to use it.
Should I keep it registered in windows security center or should I turn this option off. Please
tell me how YOU are using it.
I use Malwarebytes Premium and I do not have it registered in the security center; Windows Defender is my primary antivirus/malware software. It seems to work well that way.

Rob
 

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Hi,
I use register otherwise you have defender and mbam messing with stuff where as mbam pro/ premium is best.
Defender even periodic scanning is unnecessarily.
 

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I have malwarebytes premium installed and I want to know what is the best way to use it.
Should I keep it registered in windows security center or should I turn this option off. Please
tell me how YOU are using it.


Hello rezpower,

I too. use MalwareBytes Premium, I do not have it registered in the security center. Windows Security, is my first line.

Never an issue.


EDIT

i should add, I use Win 10, not 11. If that makes any difference, which I doubt. ;)
 

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I have malwarebytes premium installed and I want to know what is the best way to use it.
Should I keep it registered in windows security center or should I turn this option off. Please
tell me how YOU are using it.
There's a real benefit to not registering MBAM Premium in the SC, and that comes from the fact that Defender will still run in real time while MBAM Prem is running in real time, and they handle very different things with only partial overlap. They aren't in conflict with each other, but they complement each other. I have checked on this several times by downloading dicey software: Defender will grab it immediately before it can run, and then if I register it as an allowed threat in Defender and try again to run it, MBAM grabs it before it can run. Similarly, I get Web site warnings for questionable sites, sometimes from MBAM and sometimes from WD.
 

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Hi there

@rezpower

I'm not sure if this software (at least on HOME computers) is worth having any more. The basic WD these days has a similar algorithm and Engine to Ms's extremely highly regarded AZURE cloud server security which now has its security rated as "Military Strength". If it's good enough for CIA, NSA, MOSSAD etc I don't have any problems with WD !!! Your biggest issue these days on HOME ( I emphasize HOME, not Office / enterprise LAN type systems) comes from scams and identity theft and frauds. "Old School Hacks" are rather passe these days -- much more money to be made in identity thefts etc -- especially with the amount of info people freely give out on social media sites.

If you still want this type of software for "peace of mind" -- then that's your decision and doesn't depend on a "technical argument" - but as a technical issue it's a waste of time on a home computer.

Cheers
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rezpower

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Thanks guys, I now know that many of you have them both running together with no problem. So this is what I am going to try.
I have had bitdefender total security + Malwarebytes for many years. Since windows 11 I stopped using bitdefender and have only MB installed.
I hope that this is enough ! :unsure:
 

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I have it installed on my Windows 11 laptop and like others have said it runs very well alongside Defender with no conflicts, I don't have it included in Security which is the way I had it set in Windows 10. This is on a Home edition install of 11.
 

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