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1. I have installed SuperSpyWare and <malwarebytes

2. Don't I also need an anti-virus software?

3. Yes; if no - why?

3. If so, will the anti-virus software and malwarebytes be compatible?

4. If so, upon installing anti-virus software, I keep malwarebytes on with daily scheduled scanning and real time?

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1. Are you referring to Superantispyware? If yes they are compatible.

2. Yes. Mbam only protects against top/current threats and other things your antivirus misses.

3. They should be. Just added the below files to your av's exclusions.

4. Yes, that would be the best decision.

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

Edit: Added back removed entries.

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HI-

yes you do need antivirus i recommend comodo which you can download from HERE or avast from HERE and you will need to add exclusions to the antivirus and you can keep mbam on in real time just add the exclusions and you will be fine you can find what to add to your exclusions list from buttons and BUTTONS you beat me to it

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Just some other AV recommendations to add to the others:

The following are my 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.

MSE Downloads:

Definitions Installers:

Note: if installing the definitions in Windows Vista or Windows 7 you MUST right click the definitions installer and select Run as administrator and click Continue at the User Account Control prompt.

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Hello panch0: :)

You haven't mentioned your OS, that is essential as XP vs. Vista/7 vs. 64-bit have different path/name for these exclusions, moreover Button in Post #2 may have inadvertently missed following three .dlls from the exclusion list

  • zlib.dll
  • mbam.dll
  • mbamext.dll

Should you have any other question(s) please post back using MXyBj.png button

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