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Malwarebytes Premium + Windows 10 Defender?

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I recently read an article recommending the combination of Windows 10 Defender and Malwarebytes Premium, in preference to using a commercial anti-virus (https://www.howtogeek.com/225385/what's-the-best-antivirus-for-windows-10-is-windows-defender-good-enough/). To-date, I've been using Bitdefender total security + the free version of Malwarebytes, but my Bitdefender expired today and I'm very interested in the How-to-Geek option. From the additional research I've done, it seems that Defender really does perform at a high level, and the reasoning in the H-t-G article, i.e. that it's more important to use a good anti-exploit program, makes sense to me.

I figure if I'm going to go with Malwarebytes Premium, I'd prefer not to install a commercial anti-virus (or one of the free versions) and rather just allow Defender to do its job.

I know this forum is likely to be strongly biased towards supporting Malwarebytes, but if anyone can offer an objective view on this, I'd appreciate it.

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23 minutes ago, cdettman said:

that it's more important to use a good anti-exploit program, makes sense to me.

I figure if I'm going to go with Malwarebytes Premium, I'd prefer not to install a commercial anti-virus (or one of the free versions) and rather just allow Defender to do its job.

I know this forum is likely to be strongly biased towards supporting Malwarebytes, but if anyone can offer an objective view on this, I'd appreciate it.

You can use only the Antiexploit part of MBAM (which is free) on top of Defender.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-exploit/

Of course the full paid MBAM has more shields, however from my own experience of 5 years and 3 computers ,I never had a detection initiated by MBAM Pro before MSE (or Defender in Win10)

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Greetings,

Using Defender alongside Malwarebytes Premium is a good combination in my opinion and I've seen many users here on the forums with that combination who have reported good results using the two together.  Between the various layers of protection included in Malwarebytes Premium and the protection offered in Windows Defender you should be well covered against threats on the web.  You can also find a breakdown of how the various layers in Malwarebytes Premium work to help keep you safe in the diagram found on this page as well as live data showing incidents where Malwarebytes has detected threats missed by various antivirus products on this page.

I hope you find this information useful and if there's anything else we might assist you with please let us know.

Thanks

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I'm assuming that this reply will be visible to both of you, so let me say thanks to both lock and exile360 for your comments.

exile360, with regard to the remediation map, I notice a lot of hits on 'Microsoft Consumer'. Is this anything to do with Defender?

Best regards

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Yes, that's the home version of Microsoft which would be Windows Defender in Windows 8 and later and Microsoft Security Essentials for previous versions of Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7).  It shows up the most because it is the most commonly used antivirus.

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On 9/4/2018 at 4:01 AM, lock said:

You can use only the Antiexploit part of MBAM (which is free) on top of Defender.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-exploit/

Of course the full paid MBAM has more shields, however from my own experience of 5 years and 3 computers ,I never had a detection initiated by MBAM Pro before MSE (or Defender in Win10)

I uninstalled the Avast and Comodo due gave me issues with the last version of Malwarebytes Premium and it is working fine. As I have read in may forums, Windows 10 defender is good ans an antivirus and firewall, reinforced with Malwarebytes Premium.

 

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On 3/21/2019 at 7:29 PM, Fagobla said:

I uninstalled the Avast and Comodo due gave me issues with the last version of Malwarebytes Premium and it is working fine. As I have read in may forums, Windows 10 defender is good ans an antivirus and firewall, reinforced with Malwarebytes Premium.

Thanks for the feedback!

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I decided to purchase Malwarebytes Premium the day after I posted my inquiry (Sept 4 last year) and have used it alongside Windows 10 Defender (i.e. without any other antivirus program), and have had no problems whatsoever.

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