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Uninstall IObit Programs?

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    Uninstall IObit Programs?


    IObit System Care, Malware, Uninstaller and Defrag were installed on my father's laptop by a friend when he first got it. When I visit him and use his laptop (as is the case now) I see that he never updates these programs and wonder if he needs them. Is there a good reason to keep them? Is the security that comes with 8.1 not good enough alone? If it isn't is Malwarebytes a better addition to the built-in security?

    Thanks.

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    Personally, I see a lot of problems caused by IObit software, I would never install it on my system, this should help you get rid of it,

    IObit Products - Uninstall Completely - Windows 7 Help Forums

    I use the built-in windows defender and Malwarebytes together, they work well together.
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    For real time protection Malwarebytes is like $25? Is 8.1's built-in security not enough? I'd like to get rid of IObit because programs that are constantly telling you about updates and new products are not just a nuisance but in my experience suspect.
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    They are two different tools though, I would at least keep defender and the free version of Malwarebytes. Defender (Win 8.1 built-in security) works great for me, you can get a thousand different opinions about A.V. software though.

    Does Malwarebytes Anti-Malware replace antivirus software?

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not meant to be a replacement for antivirus software. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a complementary but essential program which detects and removes zero-day malware and "Malware in the Wild".

    This includes malicious programs and files, such as virus droppers, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and rogue applications that many antivirus programs do not detect or cannot fully remove. That being said, there are many infections that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware does not detect or remove which any antivirus software will, such as file infectors.

    It is important to note that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works well and should run alongside antivirus software without conflicts. In some rare instances, exclusions may need to be set for your specific antivirus product to achieve the best possible system performance.
    And you're right about IObit being suspect.
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    Thanks. Appreciate it.
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    You're welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VFN View Post
    IObit System Care, Malware, Uninstaller and Defrag were installed on my father's laptop by a friend when he first got it. When I visit him and use his laptop (as is the case now) I see that he never updates these programs and wonder if he needs them. Is there a good reason to keep them? Is the security that comes with 8.1 not good enough alone? If it isn't is Malwarebytes a better addition to the built-in security?
    Thanks.
    I keep the "REVO Uninstaller FREE" handy and installed on all my PC's, for uninstalling all sorts of difficult to uninstall programs. That should easily take care of IOBit.

    And NO, the built in security in Windows 8.1 is ONLY "Windows Defender", which is NOT an Anti-Spyware program. So at the very minimum, if you have only Windows Defender running on your PC, you should get "Super Anti-Spyware, FREE" as a backup. It will remove the Tracking Cookies and PUP's that WD will just ignore. I run SAS on my own PC, several times a week, and every time it finds and removes several hundred tracking cookies.....something I really don't want on my PC.
    I installed and ran SAS on a friend's PC recently, and it found and removed 14,000 tracking cookies. And, he uses that same PC to do all his banking and bill paying. NOT GOOD!

    WOW, while I was typing this, Windows Defender was running a scan and just found Seven possible threats. I let it remove all but one of them. That one was a safe hacktool, that I've had for years, on my storage drive. So with Windows Defender running in the background, you will be safer than not having it running at all.

    Stay Safe!
    TechnoMage
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    I had thought Defender for 8 was more like MSE. Do any 8 users also use MSE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VFN View Post
    I had thought Defender for 8 was more like MSE.
    It is MSE, just renamed.

    Quote Originally Posted by VFN View Post
    Do any 8 users also use MSE?
    Windows Defender that is built in to Windows 8 is the same thing as MSE. It just got renamed. So, no 8 users also use MSE.

    To add to the confusion, Defender on 7, Vista & XP is just a spyware remover, not an AV.

    This may help,

    Depending on which operating system your computer is running, you can use either Windows Defender or Microsoft Security Essentials to get rid of malicious software and viruses.

    If your computer is running Windows 8, you can use the built-in Windows Defender to help you get rid of viruses, spyware, or other malware. If your computer is running Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, Windows Defender only removes spyware. To get rid of viruses and other malware, including spyware, on Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP, you can download Microsoft Security Essentials for free.

    In Windows 8, Windows Defender replaces Microsoft Security Essentials

    You canít use Microsoft Security Essentials with Windows 8 or Windows RT, but you donít need to because Windows Defender already provides built-in protection.
    Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials: Which one do I need?
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    It is MSE, just renamed.
    Thanks, so as I thought Windows 8 does have a built-in anti-virus, the quality of which quality is dependent on what you think of MSE.

    Thanks.
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