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Thread Contributor: stereomonoDo Spybot S&D, Microsoft Security Essentials, and MalwareBytes conflict?
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I'm wondering if the free versions of Spybot Search and Destroy, Microsoft Security Essentials, and MalwareBytes conflict with each other.
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Probably not, but you're slowing down your computer a ton with all of that. You really do not need an antivirus at all if you are even somewhat technologically literate - and if you're on IronNoob then you're probably okay.

If you have a good AdBlocker (use uBlock Origin and nothing else) then that will clear up like 99% of the bullshit that can infect you. Don't download sketchy torrents, use common sense. Make sure they're trusted uploaders. Read the comments, always. Upload a suspicious .exe to virustotal.com before running.

If you HAVE to use an Antivirus, Malwarebytes (free) is the #1 antivirus in the world and nothing else comes close. Microsoft Security Essentials actually is a surprisingly good antivirus, they've done a lot of work to it in recent years, but it's really not necessary to run that in addition to MBAM. Open your Task Manager and view your processes; each antivirus that you leave running in the background will eat up disk io (sometimes), memory (lots of it), and processor usage. No, running XYZ program you downloaded will not make your dick bigger or give you a million robux.

If you have reason to believe you're infected, THEN you can load up on the 100 different antiviruses at the same time. But to leave them all idling in the background and running at the same time is counterproductive
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The best strategy is to be ok with getting viruses, then they don't matter
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webroot secureanywhere is the best antivirus
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(11-24-2017, 04:00 AM)Dartz Wrote: Open your Task Manager and view your processes; each antivirus that you leave running in the background will eat up disk io (sometimes), memory (lots of it), and processor usage.

 How much MSE does this should be criminal
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Get rid of anti-viruses other than Microsoft Security Essentials/Windows Defender/System Center Endpoint Protection.
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(11-24-2017, 11:53 AM)wukong Wrote: webroot secureanywhere is the best antivirus

no, this is incorrect

kaspersky used to be the #1 for a very long time and they led the security sector as the #1 0day catcher for a v long time

nowadays, MBAM prevails and nothing else rly comes close.

MSE is the runner-up though, microsoft went ham with allocating resources towards their antivirus and MSE is so much better than older versions. 

so yeah, MBAM or MSE and ur good to go. only use one though; if you use 2 ur a goof. i don't think MBAM has proactiv protection unless you're on the paid plan, so MSE would be a good free alternative for constant scanning i guess.

BUT AGAIN, using any antivirus at all is sacrificing speed for protection that u can be just fine without as long as u have common sense


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