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I'm planning to put Malwarebytes on all the computers on our network after a major infection.  We were using Avast Free.  Looking for the best AV to use with Malwarebytes.  What does everyone like?  


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Many of our users simply run Malwarebytes Premium alongside the built in Windows Defender that ships with Windows and it's proven to be an effective combination that is also light on resources.  Of course there are alternatives, and if you would prefer to use something with different capabilities and/or different features, there are free options available from the likes of AVG, Avira, Avast, Bitdefender, Kaspersky and Sophos to name a few, and of course there are paid options available from a wide array of vendors, though many of them tend to include a lot of features that you may not necessarily need, but of course that depends on the types of features that you would find useful in your particular environment.

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Agreed. Windows Defender on Windows 10 along with the Premium version of Malwarebytes works very well in my opinion.

The following information will really help you maintain your privacy better as well as better protect your system and data going forward. I can't stress how helpful and important it is to have and use Adblockers today.



If you're not backing up your data and you're still using Google Chrome then you're just not serious about Privacy, Safety, and protecting your data. Malwarebytes is a fantastic program but you still need to back up your data and you still need to block scripts and Ads in your browser. 
If you're still using Google Chrome I would highly suggest you consider using Firefox instead. For more advanced users you might consider installing NoScript as well (it does have a higher learning curve though)

Help Secure your browsers
You may be interested in using our new Malwarebytes Browser Guard to help protect your browser from items that uBlock or others don't target.

Please install uBlock Origin for your browsers to better protect your system.

FireFox, ChromeOpera , SafariMicrosoft Edge
AdBlock Plus for Internet Explorer

How to use uBlock Origin to protect your online privacy and security | uBlock Origin tutorial 2018
This video tutorial above explains how to use uBlock Origin in advanced user mode and all the advanced settings to protect your online privacy and help prevent unwanted sites from changing your browser settings

Delete Cookies Automatically

Cookie AutoDelete plugin
Chrome  | Firefox 

Browser push notifications: a feature asking to be abused
HTTPS Everywhere
NOTHING TO HIDE documentary

Review your email and Office choices

Quit Gmail for free encrypted email - Tutanota
Why ProtonMail Is More Secure Than Gmail
LibreOffice - Free and open source office suite

Use Password Management software

KeePass Password Safe

Make sure you use a strong master password
Then set the key transformation settings (the link below helps provide information on how to choose good settings)
KeePass Password Manager: Full Detailed Setup (good YouTube video on setup and using Keepass but choose the Argon2 method for Key transformation)

Encrypted Instant Messenger and Voice Calls

Wickr Me

Follow-up Reading

Everything you need to know about cybercrime
10 easy ways to prevent malware infection 
Keep your data backed up

Thank you for choosing Malwarebytes as your preferred security protection software and tell your friends and family too. We're here to help.



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Windows Defender is a good choice to run with Malwarebytes but its a standalone antivirus and I think you should rely on one. Running multi antivirus software is never really good!

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