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Which programs should be excluded from each other?


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Hi m41j6 - Not all , but some need to be divided so they do not run over each others operating -

This totally depends on the type of programs , the way they operate , their "position in the start up line" when you log on , plus several other factors -

If they run actively together all the time , or just on demand , is another factor - SAS + MBAM + your antivirus (just as an example) all trying to start at the same time can cause problems on some computers - This is just one reason for exclusions as well as running conflicts - Each one wants to be the boss -

If you 'shuffle them' to start slightly apart from each other you can fix a lot of start up 'freezing' problems , and some programs are made this way -

It is not only security programs , but I can watch my Yahoo Messenger and my antivirus 'clicking on' separate from each other at logon -

I hope this gives you a small idea into the problem of conflicting programs -

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I am planning to use Online Armor alongside MBAM Pro, should I exclude these two from each other? Moreover, as it is advised to exclude MBAM files and drivers from an AV when using MBAM Pro alongside an AV, shouldn't the files and drivers of the AV be excluded from MBAM?

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Hi -

Depending on your other security programs , I would take note of the bottom 2 items mainly -

If you have no problems at this time with your A/V program then MBAM.EXE is the main one for your firewall -

The other items are listed just in case they are needed - We only look at it from Malwarebytes side of things -

As you have not listed your A/virus or operating system I can only give you our general answers -

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

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:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\zlib.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamext.dll
  • C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\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:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\zlib.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamext.dll
  • C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\rules.ref
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys
  • C:\Windows\SysWoW64\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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