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I have a paid subscription to Malwarebytes Premium. My Frirefox browser also has a free add-on named Malwarebytes Browser Guard.  Who do I need both?

Today I encountered a problem viewing a video on the FoxNews.com website. I was able to view the video with my Google Chrome browser by not with my Firefox browser. I used the Safe Mode browser startup option on the Firefox browser to troubleshoot. That option temporarily disables all of the Firefox add-ons. When all were disabled, I was able to view the video on my Firefox browser. I Then re-enabled all Firefox browser add-ons and disabled each add-on one-by-one to find the problem add-on. When I disabled the Malwarebytes Browser Guard add-on, I was then able to view the video on the Fox News website. Even though my Malwarebytes Brower Guard was disabled, my Malwarebytes Premium applications was still active.

So why Do I Need (2) Different Malwarebytes Apps when one is free and one is not?

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2 hours ago, melamat said:

Browser Guard

It works on basically the same blacklist but also a lot more including heuristic capability that blocks things like tech support scams and ad's but in some cases auto play videos.

It is more aggressive and is a complement to the Malwarebytes program it self.

Browser guard is available in all Firefox and Chrome based browsers.

If you need help or guidance for the install or settings of Malwarebytes Browser Guard, we are happy to refer you to our Malwarebytes Browser Guard guide.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/251864-browser-guard-combats-privacy-abuse-tracking-clickbait-and-scammers/

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/251110-malwarebytes-browser-guard-documents-list/

 

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