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RE: What do you think about ESET's Antivirus compared to Malwarebytes? #11
(09-21-2017, 07:00 AM)mothered Wrote:
(09-21-2017, 05:50 AM)Go Johnny Go! Wrote: What's the difference between an antivirus and an antimalware?

An AV focuses on specifics, that Is, specific kinds of virus/malware hence It's considered an Antivirus "per se". Whereas an Anti-Malware covers a vast range Inclusive of viruses, malware, worms, trojans etc. That said, an Anti-Malware (MBAM In this case), does not protect against "viruses" In the same capacity as an AV.

By name and functionality, an Anti-Malware Is not classed as an Antivirus, thus can run side-by-side with an AV without compatibility Issues.

Awesome! Thank you so much for the detailed explanation. But, would just Malwarebytes be okay? Or do I need an antivirus too?

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RE: What do you think about ESET's Antivirus compared to Malwarebytes? #12
(09-21-2017, 07:05 AM)Go Johnny Go! Wrote: But, would just Malwarebytes be okay? Or do I need an antivirus too?

Generally speaking, because an Anti-Malware covers a broader range In It's detection, It tends (or should I say "try") to remove stubborn Infections that the AV has either missed or failed to remove/quarantine.

With that In mind, It's recommended to run an Anti-Malware alongside an AV. During my tests, I haven't experienced any compatibility Issues with MBAM and leading Antivirus software.
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RE: What do you think about ESET's Antivirus compared to Malwarebytes? #13
(09-21-2017, 07:15 AM)mothered Wrote:
(09-21-2017, 07:05 AM)Go Johnny Go! Wrote: But, would just Malwarebytes be okay? Or do I need an antivirus too?

Generally speaking, because an Anti-Malware covers a broader range In It's detection, It tends (or should I say "try") to remove stubborn Infections that the AV has either missed or failed to remove/quarantine.

With that In mind, It's recommended to run an Anti-Malware alongside an AV. During my tests, I haven't experienced any compatibility Issues with MBAM and leading Antivirus software.

Awesome! Well thank you so much. Also, I'm just wondering if you know about Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit. Do you think it is effective?

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RE: What do you think about ESET's Antivirus compared to Malwarebytes? #14
(09-21-2017, 07:17 AM)Go Johnny Go! Wrote: I'm just wondering if you know about Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit. Do you think it is effective?

As with all tools, they do have their pros and cons.

MBAM Anti-Exploit did detect a few false positives during my tests but as of July this year, fixes have been Implemented by the developers. I believe It's a good tool, but how "effective" It Is In It's detection and removal process, depends on the nature of the Infection Itself.
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RE: What do you think about ESET's Antivirus compared to Malwarebytes? #15
(09-21-2017, 07:24 AM)mothered Wrote:
(09-21-2017, 07:17 AM)Go Johnny Go! Wrote: I'm just wondering if you know about Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit. Do you think it is effective?

As with all tools, they do have their pros and cons.

MBAM Anti-Exploit did detect a few false positives during my tests but as of July this year, fixes have been Implemented by the developers. I believe It's a good tool, but how "effective" It Is In It's detection and removal process, depends on the nature of the Infection Itself.

Awesome! Because I found a working key online, and have premium anti-exploit now. Thanks so much for your good advice! I appreciate it.

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RE: What do you think about ESET's Antivirus compared to Malwarebytes? #16
Along with everything mentioned here, ESET is not hard to get licenses for. I personally use ESET legitimately (and it is the best AV ive ever used) however a few years back I would use a software to generate keys or logins or something. If no one brings it up by this afternoon when I have time to look it up I'll send a link.
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RE: What do you think about ESET's Antivirus compared to Malwarebytes? #17
(09-21-2017, 05:56 AM)Go Johnny Go! Wrote:
(09-21-2017, 05:54 AM)spec Wrote:
(09-21-2017, 05:50 AM)Go Johnny Go! Wrote: Are you kidding me? What's the difference between an antivirus and an antimalware? You sound like one of those nerds that was at my old high school who always said, "spiders are not insects! They are *insert weird name here*"
For your information, spiders are not insects. They're arachnids.

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/101/2015/0...i-malware/

Well, I guess you got me on that one. But, still. Do you think having only Malwarebytes would be sufficient protection for Windows? Or do I also need an antivirus to go along with my antimalware?

I wouldn't, for a non tech savvy user. The best anti virus is your brain, and VMware/sandboxie. Malwarebytes + emulation in your arsenal is better than any antivirus imo.
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