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First let me say, Malwarebytes is one awesome program. I have used it to clean several computers that were infected with that fake anti virus junk, that even the paid anti virus programs were not able to. You all have done an outstanding job in helping to keep malware out of our computers.

I tried the paid version once with a XP computer running Spyware Doctor and Threatfire, but found they were not compatable, so I was given a refund. I am now setting up a new hard drive with Windows 7, and have decided to use Avast 5 beta, Threatfire, and Malwarebytes. I would like to use the paid version so I can get auto updates and realtime protection, but I wonder if there are any compatability issues with this combination, and any expert advice on this combo verses Spyware Doctor and the free Malwarebytes.

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Greetings pcchris and welcome :(

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware shouldn't have any issues running alongside Avast! and ThreatFire. Please do keep the following in mind though as it may be helpful:

Please exclude the following files from your antivirus and firewall to ensure that there are no conflicts or performance issues:

For Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
  • C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\rules.ref
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys

For 64 bit versions of Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
  • C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\rules.ref
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys
  • C:\Windows\SysWoW64\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys

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