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I have MB 3.8 14 day trial  on my system. I've just tried to install Bitdefender free. It says it can't continue to install as I must remove MB first.
a) should I uninstall MB and install BD first... then reinstall MB?  ... does BD free allow exclusions? ... sounds like a hassle to me
b) is MB all I need as an antivirus and malware solution. It says on your website that MB replaces antivirus
 

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9 hours ago, JPG said:

I have MB 3.8 14 day trial  on my system. I've just tried to install Bitdefender free. It says it can't continue to install as I must remove MB first.
a) should I uninstall MB and install BD first... then reinstall MB?  ... does BD free allow exclusions? ... sounds like a hassle to me
b) is MB all I need as an antivirus and malware solution. It says on your website that MB replaces antivirus
 

Yes, you can uninstall Malwarebytes then install Bitdefender, then reinstall Malwarebytes if you wish.  If you observe any problems then you can create exclusions if necessary but they probably won't be needed.

And yes, you can get by with Malwarebytes alone if that is your preference.  With its multiple layers of protection it does an excellent job of protecting systems from malware.  If you wish you may also enable Windows Defender if running Windows 10 or install Microsoft Security Essentials if running Windows 7 and you still want a traditional antivirus layer as part of your protection but don't want to deal with an AV that requires you to remove Malwarebytes every time you install it.  There are also free AVs available from the likes of Avast, Avira, AVG, Comodo, Kaspersky and Sophos among others that you could install if you would prefer one of them instead of Windows Defender/MSE.

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