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I have Kaspersky Total Security as well as Malwarebytes Premium running in the background, with all of the recommended exclusions for Malwarebytes in Kaspersky.  Is there a problem with both exploit protections running at the same time? I have noticed that Kaspersky occasionally blocks some sort of Malicious Download, and a few times, Malwarebytes has notified me it has blocked an exploit.  So can running them both together reduce the protection of each, and which program will have the priority of stopping or blocking an exploit?  Either Or?

 

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29 minutes ago, Davidtoo said:

I have Kaspersky Total Security as well as Malwarebytes Premium running in the background, with all of the recommended exclusions for Malwarebytes in Kaspersky.  Is there a problem with both exploit protections running at the same time? I have noticed that Kaspersky occasionally blocks some sort of Malicious Download, and a few times, Malwarebytes has notified me it has blocked an exploit.  So can running them both together reduce the protection of each, and which program will have the priority of stopping or blocking an exploit?  Either Or?

 

Thanks.

 

 

I also use Malwarebytes premium and Kaspersky (KIS) and I have never had issues with both running. Same thing with the blocks, sometimes MBAM will block before Kasperksy, and vice versa. I would think that since each program handles exploits in a different manner from the other, probably not much tho, that the priority of which program notifies first, is probably just a matter of timing is all. If I were to guess which program would generally be quicker for catching 'Exploits', especially online, I would say MBAM, but I'm sure it varies.

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16 hours ago, plb4333 said:

I also use Malwarebytes premium and Kaspersky (KIS) and I have never had issues with both running. Same thing with the blocks, sometimes MBAM will block before Kasperksy, and vice versa. I would think that since each program handles exploits in a different manner from the other, probably not much tho, that the priority of which program notifies first, is probably just a matter of timing is all. If I were to guess which program would generally be quicker for catching 'Exploits', especially online, I would say MBAM, but I'm sure it varies.

This is correct.  Malwarebytes has been deliberately engineered not to interfere with other security solutions and because of the way each of its protection components operate, focusing on different phases of the attack chain, the possibility of simultaneous detections by Malwarebytes and Kaspersky are very small (if even possible) so running the two of them together in realtime should work just fine.  Malwarebytes' Quality Assurance team also tests alongside other security solutions to test for compatibility, and Kaspersky is one of the products that they test regularly for this purpose so if there were any known compatibility issues there would be information about it in Malwarebytes FAQs and knowledgebase.  Currently the only one I'm aware of specific to Kaspersky is this one which has to do with Web Protection in Malwarebytes and Kaspersky's idle rootkit scan.  The issue is minor, has a workaround/solution, and may not even be relevant to the latest versions of the products (you can test this using the info at the beginning of the article).

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