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malware and antivirus

by fastdraw2 / December 9, 2012 5:52 AM PST

If you have malware protection like Malwarebytes installed do you still need an antivirus program and if so which one should you get?

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Yes
by bob b / December 9, 2012 8:14 AM PST
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Anti-malware and anti-virus are two different animals......they look for different things.

Which Av product?
Folks have their opinions in this area.
Give Avast free a shot.
If you don't like it......toss it and try something else.
Cost?>>>>>zip.

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It's a personal choice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2012 8:27 AM PST
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It's also up to the computer user to be defensive and not expect the protection to work. That is, I have run into folk that write and scream how this or that antivirus failed them. A few questions and they thought that they could visit any site, download and install anything and the antivirus (or antimalware) should have protected them.

I know this is not a popular subject and I'm seeing more folk expect these to work even when they install a trojan but you remain the best defense.
Bob

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A/V
by pgc3 / December 9, 2012 8:29 AM PST
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As Bob stated, two different animals, MALWAREBYTES is a tool used by many, for a different reason. As to what you should use, opinions are rampant, along those lines but as he said, Avast freebie could be a decent starting point and is certainly better than nothing, which if all you are running is MWB is where you are.

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