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Hi All!

First time posting so forgive me if this is not the right category for the topic.

I know this has been discussed a few times before, but I fell there isn't an absolute answer yet. I have both programs with paid versions, I really like both, and certainly Malwarebytes has helped me in the past to get rid of some very resilient malwares that other antiviruses did not detect or were not able to remove.

So my situation is this:

I did find previous posts about having them running together, and I added the recommended exclusions on Bitdefender to stop it from interfering with Malwarebytes. I was asking Bitdefender customer support about what files I need to add to the allow list in Malwarebytes to do the same thing and have Malwarebytes not interfering with Bitdefender. What I was told is that there aren't any exclusions needed for this to work, I just have to completely disable all 4 realtime protection modules in Malwarebytes:

- Web Protection

- Malware Protection

- Ransomware Protection

- Exploit Protection


So, would this be correct from your experience? couldn't I just turn off the web protection one and be fine?

Is there anything else to do to make sure of maximum compatibility?

Is there really no files & web addresses from Bitdefender that I could add to Malwarebytes allow list to make this work better?

What about Browser Guard from Malwarebytes, will this interfere with Bitdefender?


Any helps is really appreciated,




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The only components that I know of which conflict between the two are their Web Protection components, so keeping that disabled in either Malwarebytes or Bitdefender should be sufficient.

As for exclusions, you may exclude Bitdefender's main program folder, likely located under either C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86) along with its primary data folder which is likely located under C:\ProgramData using the method described under the Allow a file or folder section of this support article.

Malwarebytes Browser Guard should not conflict with Bitdefender in any way.

I hope this helps and if there is anything else we can help with please let us know.


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