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Does it conflict in any way with real-time MBAM protection. My browsing seems slower with real-time WD protection.

I cannot answer that definitively, but have run both in the past simultaneously in real-time without any perceptible slowing of my system or my browsing, in XP Pro/SP3.

That said, I have to wonder about the wisdom or need of running 2 real-time anti-malware programs, particularly these days when most main-stream AVs also include considerable real-time anti-malware capability. I often wonder about the potential for conflicts.

I have chosen to run only one anti-malware program in real-time, alternating between MBAM and WD.

Can't say as I see a clear difference between the two programs, and have no preference for either.

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  • Support for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and 7 (32-bit and 64-bit).
  • Light speed quick scanning.
  • Ability to perform full scans for all drives.
  • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware protection module. (requires registration)
  • Database updates released daily.
  • Quarantine to hold threats and restore them at your convenience.
  • Ignore list for both the scanner and Protection Module.
  • Settings to enhance your Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware performance.
  • A small list of extra utilities to help remove malware manually.
  • Multi-lingual support.
  • Works together with other anti-malware utilities.
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  • Context menu integration to scan files on demand.

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I know Exile360 used to use WD and Mbam paid together in realtime without conflict. I am not sure if he still uses them together though. If he comes across this thread, I'm sure he'll comment if he has anything to add :)

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Hi -

Please exclude the following files from your antivirus:

Note: If using a software firewall besides the built in Windows Firewall you'll need to exclude them from it as well

For Windows XP:

  • 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:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\zlib.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamext.dll
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\rules.ref
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys

Note: If using a software firewall besides the built in Windows Firewall you'll need to exclude MBAM.EXE from it as well

Note: Once that's done, please make sure that if either of those programs has any sort of web filter, that you add the following as a trusted site:

data-cdn.mbamupdates.com

Thank You -

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