Can anyone explain what exactly MalwareBytes provides that another name brand AV like Kaspersky Internet Security does not provide?
MalwareBytes has always been a "compliment" to other AVs. I'm just trying to understand what that actually means in real terms.
The vague answer of Kaspersky is an "anti-virus" and MalwareBytes is "anti-malware" does NOT answer the question. It's vague and doesn't mean anything because malware is really just an umbrella term. From what I understand, Kaspersky detects not just viruses but adware, spyware, rootkits, etc... In other words, it is "anti-malware." Also, supposedly it doesn't just use definitions but uses heuristics too.
So what does MalwareBytes offer to complement that? What concrete benefits do I gain by adding MalwareBytes?
Also: On the flip side, I'm seeing that with the newest version, now MalwareBytes is promoting that it "Makes Antivirus obsolete," implying that it's no longer a complement but can be used instead of another antivirus entirely. So what benefits do I gain from having Kaspesky installed as well? Or is that no longer recommended?
This is a serious question designed to understand the need for both. I'm not affiliated with Kaspersky or any other antivirus provider. I'd just like a concrete answer that's not as vague as "well that's anti-virus and this is anti-malware" that I've found from searching.