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  1. #11


    Chennai
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Pro N 32 Bit OS


    S....I Agree With You....
    Wynona ....Thanks

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  2. #12


    Chennai
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Pro N 32 Bit OS


    i am using malwarebytes anti-malware........is it safe for windows 8.1 pro...please need help guys.....?
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  3. #13


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Malwarebytes is safe and efficient defense for malware but it is not an AV program.

    I use both Malwarebytes Premium and Windows Defender for full protection.

    There again nothing is absolute if you do not pay attention to what you are doing.
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  4. #14


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by harish89391 View Post
    i am using malwarebytes anti-malware........is it safe for windows 8.1 pro...please need help guys.....?
    I would say, "Yes, it's safe for Windows 8.1 Pro."

    The best case scenario is to use only one anti virus along with Windows Defender. At least that's what all those who 'know these things' say.

    Reasoning is that if you use more than one AV (other than Defender) they'll cause problems with your system. That's a Microsoft truism . . .

    So, Windows Defender along with only one other AV program, which should be one of the most popular ones.

    And now, I will say it out loud . . . I would never use Norton or McAfee (which I think was bought by Norton). OEMs are paid to include Norton AV with their systems!
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  5. #15


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Malwarebytes is safe and efficient defense for malware but it is not an AV program.

    I use both Malwarebytes Premium and Windows Defender for full protection.

    There again nothing is absolute if you do not pay attention to what you are doing.
    I agree in principal, Nuccii, but Malwarebytes has gone AV, sort of. Here's what's on the site:

    Advanced Malware Detection and Removal of Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Rootkits, Dialers and Spyware

    Technically, "malware" encompasses all of the above. See the Wikipedia definition: Malware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And down to the nitty gritty, I agree that the free version of Malwarebytes doesn't offer AV protection, although it will clean up your computer once you're bitten, but it looks to me like the "paid" version will prevent "all of the above" from entering your computer. Well, as much as anything will.

    Bottom line, though, is that Windows Defender has been sufficient to prevent virus infections for as long as I've used Windows 8/8.1 Update. That's not to say that someone shouldn't use additional protection as long as it doesn't interfere with Windows operations.

    And now, since I've said this, watch me go out and get infected . . .
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  6. #16


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    @Wynona....."And now, since I've said this, watch me go out and get infected . . . "

    Don't wish this upon yourself, you deserve better.

    All I am saying is that I have used both well and have had no conflicts. What one doesn't pick up, the other will usually.
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  7. #17


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    @Wynona....."And now, since I've said this, watch me go out and get infected . . . "

    Don't wish this upon yourself, you deserve better.

    All I am saying is that I have used both well and have had no conflicts. What one doesn't pick up, the other will usually.
    Exactly, Nuccii . . . and that's just my wry sense of humor . . . I ain't awishing nuttin' lak dat!
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  8. #18


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    And ADWCleaner I find. Other than that I'm on your Malwarebytes and Defenter trip.
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