Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


what are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  1. #1


    Posts : 70
    windows 8 pro 64-bits

    what are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


    what are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware ? if i have a good anti virus like kaspersky or avast then do i need to install thiis? is it antivirus program or what.....please help so that i could know that shoul i install this or not? thank you

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Virus's are different from malware. AV programs on look for virus's and not malware. I would highly recommend using Malwarebytes and a few others as well because one doesn't find them all.

    Malwarebytes
    Spybot Search and Destroy
    SuperAntispyware
    Ccleaner
    Tdsskiller
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 70
    windows 8 pro 64-bits


    do i need to install this all program you mention or any one? dont they conflict cause i have heard using more than one AV conflict and do not perform well....waiting reply
    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Virus's are different from malware. AV programs on look for virus's and not malware. I would highly recommend using Malwarebytes and a few others as well because one doesn't find them all.

    Malwarebytes
    Spybot Search and Destroy
    SuperAntispyware
    Ccleaner
    Tdsskiller
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Those are all malware and spyware removers...not AV software, so no conflicts.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Virus's are different from malware.
    A virus is a form of malware an MBAM was designed to be able to detect and get rid of viruses that may slip past the AV.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Let me rephrase that...Virus software is different the malware software so that Anti Virus software only looks for Virus's. As far as I know Malwarybytes does not have a built in Anti Virus engine. Now the paid for version, Malwarebytes Pro is supposed to have a built in AV. Most of us here only use the free version as we all have a particular AV of choice and most of us using Windows 8 use the Windows built in AV (Defender).

    Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 70
    windows 8 pro 64-bits


    is mse a intenet security that can be used in place of kaspersky internet security?
    Quote Originally Posted by LovingWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Virus's are different from malware.
    A virus is a form of malware an MBAM was designed to be able to detect and get rid of viruses that may slip past the AV.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8



    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
    NJ
    Posts : 1,116
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    Quote Originally Posted by dare2winnn View Post
    is mse a intenet security that can be used in place of kaspersky internet security?
    Quote Originally Posted by LovingWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Virus's are different from malware.
    A virus is a form of malware an MBAM was designed to be able to detect and get rid of viruses that may slip past the AV.

    MSE is an antivirus program but it does not work on Windows 8. Windows Defender is an antivirus program and malware program that comes with Windows 8. You can use malwarebytes with it
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

what are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Related Threads
My antivirus license expired while the machine was disused for months. Before I could reactivate it, malware invaded: a browser address and search bar hijacker: SNAPDO.COM I have removed similar ones on another machine, using malwarebytes. But now this seems smart enough to abort the...
Malware Anti exploit free in System Security
Anyone install this and like it or not?
Has anyone tried this program, and if so does it work good?
Recently I have had some BSOD problems with my computer. After posting to the forums my crash dumps, I was recommended to try uninstalling AVG as it could be the culprit. So far so good and I have not had any blue screens. Upon uninstalling AVG I have been using Microsoft Security Essentials. I...
New Features: Compatibility with Windows 8.1. Fixed problem with log entries deleted after every reboot. Fixed missing line separators in the mbae-default.log logfile. Source A Guy
I understand that the term Anti-Malware refers to anti-virus, spyware, adware and the like. What and how many anti-malware programs should I use on my system. Should I let Windows Defender do my basic protection? I'm also assuming that Windows defender is an anti-virus program. Then what about...
I'm not affiliated with these companies at all, I'm just a satisfied customer. These are some resources I use for anti-malware... Microsoft Security Essentials (free from Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows), install this and keep it running Ccleaner (Piriform - Download...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook