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Hello and :welcome: :
As this board is owned and operated by Malwarebytes corporation, it's a general forum policy not to endorse any particular AV.
(Doing so would be unseemly and inappropriate.)
MBAM PREMIUM and MBAE PREMIUM (they are not called "Pro" ;) ) are a fine place to start.

But you will still need a robust AV.
As far as the AV, there is no one "best" option to suit every computer, user and budget.
There are many fine options, all of which should be fine alongside MBAM and MBAE.
Here are a few: List of well-known antivirus products
There are many other computer fora with in-depth, passionate discussions of the topic, and many older threads here at this forum, too.
Having said that, no one security program can protect 100% of users from 100% of malware 100% of the time.
The most important security component is the computer part between the chair and keyboard. ;)

Here are a few links with helpful information:

The complexity of finding, preventing, and cleanup from malware
So how did I get infected in the first place?
How did I get infected?
Answers to common security questions - Best Practices
List of well known antivirus products
Six tips to help you stay safer online



P.S. To answer your second question, only a Malwarebytes staff member can say for sure, but, unless something has changed, I am pretty certain that the answer is: NO. :)

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I'm currently using a similar combo: KIS + MBAM Pro + MBAE Pro. You should be fully covered with the combo you mentioned in your fist post, but please keep in mind that there is no "best" protection, and there is no 100% protection, either.


I don't know what the future will bring, but at present it is very unlikely that they will ever release an AV. If they did, I would probably buy it. :)


EDIT: daledoc1 typed faster than I did. :D

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Do you guys think MSE + MBAM Premium and MBAE Premium would be good enough protection?


There is no "right" answer to that.

10 people asked this question will likely offer at least 11 passionate opinions. :D


MSE has both its fans and its detractors.


And, again, the choice of AV depends on many individual factors (computer hardware/software, user preference, user computing habits, budget, etc.).

Also, regarding the "Free" AVs, you might find this post from a MS MVP interesting or helpful: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/585294/best-free-anti-virus/#entry3781476




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Antivirus programs are necessary but overrated. Follow Tony Klein's advice here to stay clean: https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/81386-so-how-did-i-get-infected-in-the-first-place/Especially important are the Host file and SpywareBlaster, which I've used for more than a decade. Get advertising blockers too. In 15 years online I've never had a virus due to Tony's excellent advice and no ads. Have published same to the public. I also use MBAM.

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Antivirus programs are necessary but overrated. Follow Tony Klein's advice here to stay clean: https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/81386-so-how-did-i-get-infected-in-the-first-place/


Great minds think alike. ;)


Generally, we tend here at this forum not to recommend to the average home user that they forego running a good real-time AV.

Everyone agrees that -- these days -- a more robust, layered strategy is needed (that's why I included several other links in my reply to "best practices" resources).

And AVs alone are certainly overrated.

And some computer security experts may choose to accept the risk not to run an AV or internet security suite.



However, it's probably prudent for most home computer users to run a good AV or internet security suite, from among many decent options. :unsure:




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