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RE: AV-Comparatives Real World Protection Test - June 2019 #16
(07-04-2019, 10:15 PM)Trik3r Wrote: That shows how Windows Defender has gotten good over the number of years, i always encourage people to have a updated AV installed at all times but now! its different as long as they don't download from or visit any un-trusted sites they are fine ... but i still encourage the use of a Good AV tho ... Am a bit surprised that i didn't see MalwareBytes on the list ?
That's because it's not an AV. MalwareBytes is an Anti-Malware program. The difference between an antivirus program and an anti-malware program in short is that antivirus targets a specific type of malware designed to replicate and spread. While Anti-Malware can include everything from malware, adware, spyware, trojans, worms and much more. Anti-malware is from a software perspective much more complete than AVs because it's more complete than AVs.

Malwarebytes isn't really capable of handling file infecting viruses, which involves files that have been modified by viruses. Usually it's done by inserting malicious code to the files, attaching or even injecting the malware itself to the files. MalwareBytes is simply incapable of removing viruses of that nature. On the other hand, AVs have the ability to remove the malicious code attached and bring restore the file to its original state. In those cases the most MalwareBytes can do is to find an unaltered clean version of the file by a checksum comparison and it tries to replace it. I believe that explains why MalwareBytes can't be a replacement for an Antivirus, but also why it's not included in their test. Also another important aspect is that it does not target old malware The true nature of Malwarebytes is to prevent 0-Day malware from infecting your computer and any new malware which comes out of the box from nowhere.


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RE: AV-Comparatives Real World Protection Test - June 2019 - by Tracefl0w - 07-04-2019, 11:46 PM



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