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I came across the following post on Malwarebytes Premium with Windows Defender on the Microsoft forum:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/all/windows-defender-and-malwarebytes-for-windows-10/4dd0de10-eec1-4a67-b933-727cc5e931e5

Malwarebytes Premium has a real-time scan and on the Microsoft forum they discussed that any other real-time program Anti-Malware program will turn off Windows Defender,. My question is if this still true? If this is true, what is then the point in buying Malwarebytes Premium when Malwarebytes Free doesn't turn off Windows Defender?

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Greetings,

Currently Malwarebytes Premium has an option to determine whether or not it registers with the Windows Security Center/Action Center and if configured not to register, Windows Defender will remain active alongside Malwarebytes.  Also, while the opinion expressed that two real-time anti-malware applications should not be run together is generally true, it is only true for running two on-access anti-malware applications; Malwarebytes has been deliberately engineered not to interfere with other anti-malware and anti-virus applications (including Windows Defender) because it works during different phases of the attack chain/kill chain, avoiding the phase during which traditional AV's like Windows Defender check items to determine if they are threats.  This has proven most effective and we have a very large number of customers successfully running Malwarebytes Premium actively alongside Windows Defender and many other AV's, and in fact, I'm running Windows 7 and currently have both Malwarebytes Premium and Microsoft Security Essentials running together and there are no conflicts or issues between them with all protections active.

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

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4 hours ago, exile360 said:

I'm running Windows 7 and currently have both Malwarebytes Premium and Microsoft Security Essentials running together and there are no conflicts or issues between them with all protections active.

@exile360, sorry for my post. I concur with you as I am running W7 with MSE. I think the difference is that MSE is NOT part of W7 but a separate piece of software from M$. It overrides Windows Defender (part of W7). See:  Action Center>Security>View installed antispyware programs.

Just my 2 cents worth.

 

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Yes, it is simply due to the change in behavior implemented in Windows Defender in Windows 10 for it to automatically disable itself (rather than leaving it to the AV to do it) whenever it detects any other application registered as virus protection.  This can be overridden by changing the setting in Malwarebytes to force it not to register with the Windows Security Center.

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5 hours ago, exile360 said:

Yes, it is simply due to the change in behavior implemented in Windows Defender in Windows 10 for it to automatically disable itself (rather than leaving it to the AV to do it) whenever it detects any other application registered as virus protection.  This can be overridden by changing the setting in Malwarebytes to force it not to register with the Windows Security Center.

What is then the benefit of Malwarebytes Premium over Malwarebytes Free if I don’t register it to Windows Security Center?

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You still get all of the real-time protection and scheduled scan functionality in Premium.  All registering with the Windows Security Center does is enable Windows to monitor the status of your AV/AM's protection and updates; items that Malwarebytes (and basically all other AV/AM products) monitors itself anyway, so registering in Windows Security Center is not a requirement.

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2 hours ago, exile360 said:

You still get all of the real-time protection and scheduled scan functionality in Premium.  All registering with the Windows Security Center does is enable Windows to monitor the status of your AV/AM's protection and updates; items that Malwarebytes (and basically all other AV/AM products) monitors itself anyway, so registering in Windows Security Center is not a requirement.

I see, thank you very much. :D

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