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#16 +riahc3

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 17:06

Hello,

 

MalwareBytes Anti Malware should be removed from this list. It isnt a antivirus.




#17 rippleman

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 19:37

Hello,

 

MalwareBytes Anti Malware should be removed from this list. It isnt a antivirus.

 

I have a challenge for you. What AV do you use? I will make you a test video of whatever you use VS malwarebytes, and then will post the video here showing the results.



#18 Wakers

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 21:32

Not sure what that comment has to do with anything. 

 

He didn't say it's bad, but it's not an anti-virus tool unless you pay for the anti-virus tool.  The free program is just malware removal - you can't call it anti-virus as it does nothing to prevent infection in the first place.

 

It's the best anti-malware tool, but it's not anti-virus in it's free form.



#19 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 21:56

After Microsoft's warning about Defender / MSE I went back to Avast Free edition.



#20 +riahc3

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 15:45

Hello,

I have a challenge for you. What AV do you use? I will make you a test video of whatever you use VS malwarebytes, and then will post the video here showing the results.

You are comparing two software that have nothing to do with each other.
 
 

Not sure what that comment has to do with anything. 
 
He didn't say it's bad, but it's not an anti-virus tool unless you pay for the anti-virus tool.  The free program is just malware removal - you can't call it anti-virus as it does nothing to prevent infection in the first place.
 
It's the best anti-malware tool, but it's not anti-virus in it's free form.

Thank you.

#21 rippleman

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 16:17

Not sure what that comment has to do with anything. 

 

True,without the PRO version, it should not  be on the list. But I read his statement incorrectly assuming he was suggesting that it wasn't a antivirus program. My mistake.

 

Hello,
You are comparing two software that have nothing to do with each other.

 

True,without the PRO version, it should not  be on the list. But I read his statement incorrectly assuming he was suggesting that it wasn't a antivirus program. My mistake.



#22 +riahc3

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 22:06

Hello,
 
Thank you to whoever removed MalwareBytes Anti Malware

#23 Ulpian

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 22:14

MSE winning? Worthless poll...



#24 OP Marshall

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 22:28

The Malwarebytes option has been removed as I agree that in it's free form, it is not an Antivirus solution.



#25 +Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:10

The Malwarebytes option has been removed as I agree that in it's free form, it is not an Antivirus solution.

Fascist! :p

 

Meanwhile I'll throw in a vote for avast

and recommend using headphones to listen to loud music about the same time it's about to update :p





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