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Malwarebytes Compatibility with Antivirus Programs

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I am considering the following setup (All Anti-Malware Programs with "Active" Protection Enabled).

1. McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (Latest Version)

2. Emsisoft Anti-Malware

3. Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Business or Enterprise Edition

Do you think that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can work with the other two listed Anti-Malware Programs? Maybe adding some exclusion(s)?

The purpose of this unusual setup is to be able to routinely perform multiple Malware scans of USB Flash Drives. This would be done on one (1) dedicated PC. My thinking is, the more Anti-Malware Programs used in the scans, the greater the chances of Malware being caught.

Thanks in Advance.

Note: I realize that more Resources (CPU + RAM) would be best for this setup.

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You can only install and utilize one antivirus product at anyone time as they will conflict with each other unless doing specialize virtualization

Typically you can enable an antimalware product to work alongside an antivirus but not two full antivirus products.

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise generally speaking often scores a bit lower than some other av products. It does work with our product but will certainly need customized exclusions.

The Enterprise edition of our product is typically geared for 100+ users but I think it's available for lower volume use if you really want to spend that kind of money on it.

If your sole intent is to scan flash drives then you might want to see about setting up something like VirusTotal does and allow multiple av engines to scan. Not cheap or easy to setup but would do the state task.

In my own personal non-published testing from real world experience there are infections out there that only Kaspersky was able to stop and remove. I tried half a dozen of the major av solutions and all of them except Kaspersky failed. Now Kaspersky is not always the highest on 0-day threats and is slow to update but it is a great product for removals.

Even Symantec does reasonably well with day to day new detections and removals and seems to be a bit more user friendly than McAfee (but your mileage may vary as some of this is personal preference).

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