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Experienced earlier v. of MBARW make conflict with MBAM-Premium


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The last time I installed a beta version of MBARW, it made a complete fuzz with my existing MBAM-Premium and I needed (and got great) help to uninstall all Malwarebytes products, for later to reinstall them, because that beta version made it impossible to remove the then malfunctioning Malwarebytes products. Now I want MBARW on my machine, since though I have such a great experience with Malwarebytes products, but wish to avoid ending up in the same situation as before (even though I´ve saved the - mb-clean- - file, which eradicates the Malwarebytes products that became impossible to remove without this tool). So my question is: Is it now possible and profitable (PC-health-wise) to use the new MBARW beta v.9 alongside MBAM-Premium, MB-AdwCleaner and other safety software such as e.g. Spybot and Windows Defender?

Since you guys are so brilliant on PC-safety, I want to pose a more general question: What is your recommended top-set-up of safety software on a Windows 10 Pro Desktop used by a fairly competent home user who doesn´t game, but likes to trust and download a lot of third-party software? What I do have and use is Windows Defender, MBAM-Premium, MB-AdwCleaner, Spybot, Bitdefender 60-second virus scan, Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and now running Zemana AntiMalware for the first time (and sometimes I run the full - Microsoft Safety Scanner -). Are any of these superfluous? 

Kind Regards,



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Somehow accidentally I just opened MBAM-Premium settings to make sure that - scan rootkits - is active, and noticed (incredibly) for the first time that it actually contains an anti-ransomware function. Does this mean that MBARW is redundant since I already have MBAM-Premium? (I feel a little silly really).

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Hello, @Joachimtobias -

Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta is not intended to be run alongside our Malwarebytes 3 Premium or Trial. As you've noticed, our anti-ransomware technology is included in our Malwarebytes 3 Premium.


As to your question about other security products:

We feel that Malwarebytes Premium and Windows Defender are all you really need on Windows 10. The rest is up to personal choice. 

AdwCleaner is a great followup to a scan with Malwarebytes.

"Second opinion" scanners that are not real time protection are good to run from time to time also.

Additional real time protection may cause system conflict. If your system runs fine with both Spybot and Zemana on there also, then you have your answer for your system.


You may find interesting this FAQ about Malwarebytes 3


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