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I purchased Malwarebytes -- do I still need antivirus??


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When I purchased Malwarebytes, I had antivirus installed and running. The AV is now set to expire. Do I need to purchase AV?

If so, does Malwarebytes recommend one? Or, someone else? I had Computer Associates AV running, but renewal is expensive.

Thanks.

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You still need an anti virus application and Malwarebytes does not recommend one over another however I use avast! V5 and it works well with Malwarebytes.

Make sure you completely un-install Computer Associates AV first.

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The following are my personal recommendations for antivirus protection along with links to downloads for them (free trials for those that require a purchase so you can try them before deciding):

Note: If you decide to use one of the trial versions of one of the paid antiviruses then you will either need to purchase it or uninstall it completely and install a replacement antivirus before the trial expires so that your PC is not left unprotected.

Also note that if using the paid version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware with your antivirus in realtime that it is generally a good idea to exclude Malwarebytes' files from your antivirus to avoid conflicts. The FAQ contains examples of setting file exclusions for some known AV products.

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Thanks for everyone for your replies. This is plenty of information to go on. I'm trying to decide between the free MS product, and a purchase like AVAST!, which has a pretty good deal running.

I'm a little worried about MS getting more involved in my computer than it already is.

Mmmmmmm..... I'll probably go with AVAST AV, because the YoKenny1 said it works well with Malwarebytes, which is essential, of course. :P

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