can trend micro maximum security run alongside malwarebytes?

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Tom Emmelot, Champion

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Hi cellosims

Welcome to TM Home users Community, a public site where volunteers try to help each-other , also there are TM Employees that can give answers.
You can use the free version of Malwarebytes to scan, but it is never advised to use 2 realtime scanners at the same time, if it did not give any problem now it should in the future.

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Tom
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A year ago - using TM Max Sec - I started getting weird popups in the lower corner of my screen...nothing big.

I searched online and found info to try Malwarebytes, which I did.

Ran a Malwarebytes scan, which identified some kind of malware...removed it, and popups were gone...and have been gone for a year.

However, I had to remove Malwarebytes because TM kept identifying it as a malware in itself.

Now...a year later...I'm getting emails from Malwarebytes to continue its subscription.

Before doing that, however, wanted to see if Malwarebytes is necessary or helpful...as it WAS a year ago, when it detected a problem and TM did NOT detect it.
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Thanks for answering so quickly, btw.
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Hello cellosims and welcome to the community. 

Tom Emmelot is correct, you can install both of them on your computer, but it may cause issues on your computer in the future. 

Since both of the program is doing a real-time scan, they might run through each other and create conflicts. If you wish to use the Malwarebytes alongside the Trend Micro program, you can just follow Tom's advice. 

Please let us know if there will be anything else that you want to know. 

Thank you and have a great week ahead! 

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Thank you both!
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Hi cellosims,

I use the free Malwarebytes version to scan some times,
I use TM now since 1998 and i never had a virus or Trojan or malware that TM did not detect or stopped. And i was a fervent free software user and came in many dark sites, even my first PCillin (TM his old name, still so in some places) was a hack version ;)
But i never run 2 Real-time scanners at the same time!
Good luck.

Kind regards,
Tom
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Hi cellosims

Yes, you can run both the free and the paid version of MawareBytes AntiMalware.

According to the founder and CEO of MalwareBytes, Marcin Kleczynski, it is designed to run
alongside with all major Anti-virus product.

Also Trend Micro themselves haven't listed MalwareBytes as a product to be removed as you
can see in this link https://esupport.trendmicro.com/en-us/home/pages/technical-support/1061023.aspx#M
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Hi @cellosims,

Thank you for posting here.

We understand how much you worry about your security and your device's protection.
Please be advised that running two different security programs on one PC is not recommended. Here are the reasons:

1. Running two security software on one PC causes conflicts between these twoprograms. One may disable some of the functions of the other security programand the other way around. They may also identify each other as a virus which could lead to file corruption or other conflicts and errors that make your antivirus protection less effective—or not effective at all.

2. By running two different securityprograms, one may detect a specific file as valid and one may detect it asa threat. Conflicts usually result on false detection, making your PC morevulnerable to threats.

3. Antivirus programs usually scan all the files you download from the Internet and the files and programs that are installed on your computer already. The scanning process usually take some memory and system resources from your CPU which normally should not cause slowing down your PC. But, if there are two security programs that will scan the files on your PC, both security programs will take much amount of memory from your CPU resulting to slowing down your PC.

We understand that you want to have a better protection for your devices. It has been proven that one antivirus program is better than two. If you are torn on which antivirus program should you keep on your PC, you may check online reviews and recommendations for the security programs for PC and retain the software that offers the best protection that you need. 

We hope this helps. If you have further concerns, please let us know.

Thank you, by the way, to Jhja and Tom Emmelot for your responses to this post.

Have a great day! :)

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