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mzee
08-06-2017, 05:46 PM
Malwarebytes are advertising that their product now "makes anti-virus obsolete"
Currently checks for Malware Protection, Web protection, Exploit protection, Ransomeware protection. It does not mention Virus protection.
I am currently running it alongside Defender.

Question: does Malwarebytes replace antivirus?

wainuitech
08-06-2017, 05:54 PM
All the antimalware and antivirus claim the same. Personally - Simple answer is NO.

The "added" protection that Malwarebytes has is not free. When you download it runs for 14 days as the PREMIUM version, then unless you pay for it ( 1 year subscription $59.99) it then reverts to the basic version that does not have active protection, it only works when you manually run it -- In other words, close the door after the damage is done and clean up.

Version comparison Listed HERE (https://www.malwarebytes.com/trial/#trial)

mzee
08-06-2017, 06:12 PM
All the antimalware and antivirus claim the same. Personally - Simple answer is NO.

The "added" protection that Malwarebytes has is not free. When you download it runs for 14 days as the PREMIUM version, then unless you pay for it ( 1 year subscription $59.99) it then reverts to the basic version that does not have active protection, it only works when you manually run it -- In other words, close the door after the damage is done and clean up.

Version comparison Listed HERE (https://www.malwarebytes.com/trial/#trial)

I have the paid 'pro' version with all systems active

wainuitech
08-06-2017, 07:32 PM
I have the paid 'pro' version with all systems active Still the same answer.

NO antivirus no matter who makes it will catch and stop everything.

If you are using the active (PREMIUM) then it should have automatically disabled Defender. As often two or more active protection programs will fight one another, until one or both are deactivated/killed by the other.

Malwarebytes is not the be all to end all. Seen it countless times other antimalware programs detect infections Malwarebytes misses.

1101
09-06-2017, 11:04 AM
Malwarebytes are advertising that their product now "makes anti-virus obsolete"


very good explanation here :2nd post, written by someone in the AV industry
https://www.reddit.com/r/tech/comments/5lxxnc/is_antivirus_software_dead/

Also, by definition, virus is not the same as malware . Malware includes virus's. Virus's are a subset of malware
so you could say "anti-virus" only scanner are long obselete , if going by a strict definition of virus

Zero day Malware (brand new malware) usually gets straight past all AV/Anti-malware . It cant be detected or blocked if its so new the the Antimalware
hasnt had updates written to detect it .
So you get a 1 day rush of infections , then it drops off as the next day AV/malware will then be able to detect it: the new updates include sigs that detect it.