MalwareBytes compatability

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Is the latest version of TM incompatable with MalwareBites (free version).  I was forced to remove it before downloading today (12/30/18)?  If so, are you protecting me from malware now?
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Posted 7 months ago

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Hi lawgcabin

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.
It is a bad idea to put 2 AV programs with real-time scan on the same PC, you dont need MB at all, TM does that all.
Hope this helped you.

Kind regards,

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Stop making that choice for me.  I keep Malwarebytes shut down, and keep Trend Micro up.  Once in a while, I shut down Trendmicro and fire up Malwarebytes, despite each program trying to uninstall the other.  I know better than to keep both running at the same time, but want the different cababilities of the programs.  TM isn't perfect, and neither is Malwarebytes.  
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Sorry to hear you experience, lawgcabin and frplett.

To answer your question, lawgcabin, yes. Malwarebytes is incompatible with Trend Micro.

Tom Emmelot is right. It is not advised to have 2 of them running at the same time as it will cause your computer performance issues. It can cause conflict between their features and as a result, both of them might not work accordingly and will cause bigger problems in the future.

I agree, frplett, that there is no perfect and bullet-proof AV protection and each has different capabilities. You can check this link to see what are the capabilities of Trend Micro protection to your computer: The main console of your Trend Micro Security software

You can check this link to know more about the Incompatible Software of Trend Micro: 
"Incompatible Software Found" appears when installing Trend Micro Security software

Hope this helps. Let us know if you need more help.

- Kim