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10 hours ago, exile360 said:

In case it's helpful, I recently used Malwarebytes alongside ESET in realtime on Windows 7x64 for a couple of years and had not issues at all, performance or otherwise.

I am going to ask you the same question I asked before 100 times without answer.

While you were using ESET and MBAM, did you have any significant detection initiated by MBAM ( other than web protection) and not covered by ESET???


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2 hours ago, lock said:

While you were using ESET and MBAM, did you have any significant detection initiated by MBAM ( other than web protection) and not covered by ESET???

Actually, yes, I did.  On multiple occasions I had Malwarebytes block exploits that ESET didn't detect at all, even though I even had its HIPS component active and turned up to higher than normal settings.  Most of them were exploits on websites, usually from malvertisements, though at least a few times they actually came from compromised legit websites and on several occasions it came from malicious documents attached to spam/scam emails (in the case of the attachments, I would deliberately try loading them to verify that Malwarebytes would detect them just in case it turned out to be something I needed to submit to the Research team for analysis). In addition to that, I also came across several attachments which were EXEs designed to look like documents (usually PDFs, but occasionally Word Docs) and while a few of these were detected by ESET, most of them got right by it and were nailed by the heuristics in Malwarebytes.

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1 minute ago, lock said:

There is no "higher than normal settings" in HIPS of ESET

Actually there are, or at least there were in the version I was using (it was ESET NOD32 Antivirus, latest build at the point I last used it which was several months ago).  By default several of the HIPS settings are disabled/inactive under the advanced configuration settings.  I turned most of them on so that it would be more paranoid than normal.

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10 hours ago, exile360 said:

Actually there are...

HIPS by default has all basic settings ON, see attachment. Most likely you played with settings making ESET less effective. As you can see, there is an exploit blocker in ESET and a ransomware shield.


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I spent days doing research.  I did not make it less effective, and those are not all of the settings I saw.  There was an advanced interface (notice how your screenshot says BASIC?) that included things like adding additional rules, disabling automatic mode, turning on startup modification notifications and several other things.  I scoured their documentation, various forums with user discussions and technical articles to make it as strict and secure as I possibly could (I was pretty paranoid about security back then).

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