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I read in a post, that malwarebytes is compatible with all antivirus, but I was surprised when I saw other topics about conflicts between antivirus and malwarebytes what made me ask that question.

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Malwarebytes is compatible with most, if not all,  anti-virus programs, occasionally there may be a conflict with a certain anti-virus and many times this may be specific to one computer depending on what other software is installed. If you or anyone else thinks there may be a conflict then please post what anti-virus you are running and someone here will help you to make exclusions so that any conflicts may be mitigated.

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Generally speaking, the symptoms of a possible conflict can vary greatly, however it is usually something fairly obvious such as system hangs, slower than normal performance, particularly during system startup and/or shutdown, and especially when executing a new process in memory.  Sometimes less obvious symptoms may show themselves such as slower than normal web browsing or trouble connecting to the internet.  Another sign may be if one of the programs or both is unable to complete a scan.

With all of that said, the Malwarebytes QA team tests a wide variety of third party AV/IS solutions for compatibility with each version of Malwarebytes that is released and whenever any sort of conflict is discovered it is reported to the Malwarebytes Developers and will usually get documented by the Malwarebytes Support team, either in the support knowledgebase on the main Malwarebytes site, here on the forums, or both.

I personally have not seen any recent conflicts that I can recall between Malwarebytes and any AVs, however if you wish to reduce the chances of any sort of conflict you may exclude each application from the other as this will often reduce the risk of any potential conflicts and issues between the two and can even help overall system performance.  The list of files and processes to exclude in your antivirus for Malwarebytes can be found in this support article and the procedure for excluding your antivirus in Malwarebytes can be found under the Exclude a File or Folder section of this support article.

I hope this helps, and if there is anything else we might assist you with please let us know.


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