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Kaspersky 2019 Incompatable with Malwarebytes?

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I have always used Malwarebytes and Kaspersky Internet Security together without any problems. However, recently Kaspersky attempted to update itself to KIS 2019 and told me it couldn't update due to incompatible software on my system. Upon manually installing KIS 2019, it found that Malwarebytes was the software that was considered "incompatible" with the update, and the only way to update KIS was to uninstall Malwarebytes. Kaspersky is my main anti-virus/internet security that I use, so I decided to go ahead and uninstall Malwarebytes in that case.

What I was now wondering is if Malwarebytes (possibly version 3, because I wasn't sure if I had Malwarebytes updated lately because I have it set to manual update) has added a patch or an update that would make it compatible with KIS 2019 so that I could possibly reinstall it?

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Hello @Mattchoo and :welcome:

Reference: Malwarebytes for Windows antivirus exclusions list

Occasionally, mutual exclusions may need to be entered in both security product(s).  The above reference contains a list of Malwarebytes 3 (MB3) executables/system drivers that may need to be entered into Kaspersky product(s) file exclusions list. 

Likewise, the Kaspersky's executables/system drivers may need to be entered into MB3: GUI > Settings > Exclusions (Tab) > Add Exclusion (Button) > Exclude a File or Folder (Button) > Next (Button) > Enter each individual executable/system driver > OK.  Repeat until all the product's exe/sys files have been added.

Unofficial addendum for the above reference:

To future-proof, the following paths/filenames may need to be included in the other vendor's file exclusions:

C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbamwow.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\malwarebytes_assistant.exe

Please post a reply to this topic to let others know if this helped.

Thank you.

Edited by 1PW

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