With Antivirus+ Security is there any use in having Malwarebytes as well?

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I have malwarebytes premium trial that I downloaded before buying your Antivirus+ security software for my law business. Does Malwarebytes premium provide functions that your product does not?
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Hi @mw and welcome to the community

Thank you for asking here.

It is not advisable to have more than one security program on your computer since both antivirus programs will end up detecting each other's components or processes thus it will be disabled making your computer more vulnerable to threats and encounter performance issues.

Rest assured that our program will always protect you from all types of threats on the web and your digital life will be secured. 

I hope this helps. 

Should you have further inquiries, please do not hesitate to send a reply below.

Thank you! 

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So you are advising that it would be best if I disabled or remived Malwarebytes from my PC?
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mw,

      I've used Trend Micro for over a decade and have had not one problem with my security. I do ALL of my banking and bill paying on-line and have had not a hint of interference. Granted, I'm not a law firm or in the business of it, but, in my opinion, it's the best thing going for protection and always will warn you about "unadvised" websites that you, or someone in your office, may be tempted to view.

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Hi mwe

Mawarebytes protect against PUP's (potentially unwanted program), TM does not.

Malwarebytes is designed to operate along side with most antivirus and Trend Micro haven't listed it as an conflicting program to be removed.

I have used the free Malwarebytes version for years together with many different antivirus without issues.
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Based on the numerous responses my question has elicited, and comments like yours, I am going to re-install the free version of Malwarebytes to protect against PUP's etc. Do you just let it run/do its thing without actively clicking on Malwarebytes? mw
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The free version has no real time scanning/protection. You have to click it to do a scan.
I would recommend Malearebytes forum if you have more questions.
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OK, many thanks. Very interesting discussion. mw
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Hi mw,

Thank you for your prompt response.

Yes, you have to remove Malwarebytes from your computer.

I hope this answers your inquiry. 

Should you have further concerns, please do not hesitate to send a reply below.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

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Like myself, I had many previous years of experience using many different antivirus (paid and free) mainly Panda Cloud Antivirus, Avast, AVG, Microsoft Security Essentials, Trend Micro, Norton, and McAfee (XP and Windows 7) since 2003 and immediately I can tell you that Trend Micro is considered one of the very best antivirus at present, you don't even need to use MalwareBytes Antimalware. Even I used MBAM before and then I stopped it and using Trend Micro. It has never ever ever let me down at all. I have complete faith, trust, confidence in Trend Micro 
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I have second thoughts, I reinstalled Malwarebytes and i converted into the free version and the windows security center isn't showing MB turned on. I have decided to keep MB as a second defense.
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Hi Ahsans,

You are right that Trend not listed it, but TM Maximum security does a lot what Malwarebytes also is doing and that can conflickt and slow downs the system, I use it 1 times a month, exit TM and run it than i uninstall it again, i dont know what the pro version does, but the free give me problems when i let it on with WOT.
I got TM Mapprotection on the whole user map to protect,
But 2 realtime scanners on the same moment is not a good idea to me.

Kind regards,
Tom
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Hi Tom Emmelot,

I don't know why the free version is giving you problems when you use WOT. I don't use WOT or any similar programs to WOT. I use AdBlock Plus. The only reason I switched to the free version of MalwareBytes is because the premium version of MB was giving me problems when using with Trend Micro Maximum 2017. The Windows Security Center shows MB and Trend Micro turned on and sometimes the Ransomware protection of MB and few others of the protection feature of MB disable itself and sometimes it tells me to either disable protection for Trend Micro or MB.

So after that I made MB to become Free and all the real time protection gets disabled and the only way to enable them is by getting the premium version. Also the windows security center isn't showing MB in the list of antivirus software(s). I am now happy to have the free version of MB and I can use it anytime I want. Also the Free version of MB and Trend Micro Maximum Security 2017 isn't interfering with each other and my computer runs well and fast.
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Do you use the free version of AdBlock Plus and is it similar to the free version of MB in that it does not interfere with TM and it does not slow your system operations down? mw
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Hi ahsans,

If it is working on your PC right, and you have all the real-scanning off.
Then there are no problems, but it can give problems, so i don't recommend it.
Have a nice weekend

Kind regards,
Tom 
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I know TM does a lot more than what MB does. We have a desktop computer equipped with Avast Free. Is Avast Free compatible with MB and is MB on the list with Avast Free and other antivirus software? Yes, I am 100% happy with Trend Micro and so you recommend me to remove it? Okay I will follow your recommendation.

Have a nice weekend :-)
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Hi Ahsans,

I think you miss understood me, if it is working right on your PC/Laptop then you must do so.
But i don't recommend it to other people.
Hope this clarified it.

Kind regards,

Tom
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Yes that clarifies me :-)
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I'm not sure but I think it is Trend Micro developers that have made this list of Programs to remove before installing Trend Micro Security. There is more than 300 programs (yes, I have counted) and if Malwarebytes was conflicting with TM, as you claim, Tom, I'm sure the Developers would have implemented Malwarebyte in the list. List is updated May. 01, 2017. And I don't think the Dev's have missed it as it is a very well known program.

Tom, you can report false positives here http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/forum/18-general-error-reporting/
All antivirus/antimalware have false positives I think.
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Hi Ahsans,

Thank you to let us now how to put it to a free version!!!

Kind regards,
Tom
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Hi ahsans

Yes, that was what I did, disabled the free trial and thought I could go back later and enabled it again. Guess I have to wait till next time I have a fresh Windows install. 
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No you can't go back to enable real time protection. You have to buy a new license. What do you mean till next time I have a fresh Windows Install?
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I mean this
https://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/

Then you can test trial versions of any programs you have tested before because your windows is like new now.
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I mean this
https://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/

Then you can test trial versions of any programs you have tested before because your windows is like new now.
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@Tom Emmelot: Just curious and out of topic, what is the best search engine currently? Is it WOT or other search engine?
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Tom

I have used Malwarebytes 2 for years until I downloaded Malwarebytes 3 a couple a weeks ago.
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Hi Jha,

My first PC was a brand new WIN95 PC and from that i am Beta Tester for all kinds of programs, start there for TM as Beta Tester, also years ago when MS bought a AV program i was testing and i test the early versions of Defender. I have tested true the time almost all the AV program's.
From this list: https://www.av-test.org/en/
And always the TM program, so i did a lot of install and uninstall.
Did the last Beta test for TM (is still going on) install/uninstall it now 4 times and they solve the latest problems that i had. Was also busy on Windows BBS and Microsoft community but try to concentrate on this group at the moment.
If someone has a problem i always try to solve it, stay on it till it is solved.
So any problem let me now.

Kind regards,
Tom
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Hello @mw and @ahsans,

Having 2 security programs that are both on full version even if the other one has a 15-30 day trial will definitely conflict with the Trend Micro program or even slow down your computer because both programs are using computer resources and have the same components. Also the Trend Micro program can already remove Potentially Unwanted Applications or what others call it "Potentially Unwanted Programs". Potentially Unwanted Application and Potentially Unwanted Programs are both the same we just call it "Potentially Unwanted Applications" or "PUA" because of copyright. You can click on this link for you to see how you can be protected from Potentially Unwanted Applications and how to enable the setting of the Trend Micro program to detect Potentially Unwanted Applications.

Uninstalling Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA)


I hope this was able to answer your question please feel free to comment or post in this community.

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@TM_JustineM : The free version of MalwareBytes 3 (after the trial ends) does not have real-time protection and you don't see any running processes from MB except for when you run a full system scan. Is it safe to say that running the FREE version of Malwarebytes is fine with Trend Micro 2017?
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Hi ahsans

I would said yes, it is safe to use alongside with TM in my experience.

Here is is a quotation from Malwarebytes CEO,
Marcin Kleczynski

Can I still run Malwarebytes alongside my Symantec, McAfee, etc.?

Certainly! We built Malwarebytes 3.0 to be compatible with all major antivirus software, even Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials.

And it isn't in Trend Micros list to be removed.
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The conclusion I draw from all of these communications is that many TM subscribers find MB provides an extra layer of protection. mw
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Hi JustineM

Why isn't Malwarebytes on the "Programs to remove before installing Trend Micro Security" list if it isn't compatible with your antivirus program?
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Hi Jhha,

The free version does not scan real time, and i cant see any thing running, except if i do a scan with it! So i think it can do no harm. (Free version put of all real time scanning)

Kind regards,
Tom