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I have Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Professional installed on two HP desktop computers both running Windows 7, a (64-bit) and a (32-bit). I also have Superantispyware (uninstalled at the moment).

I searched the Microsoft Security Essentials Community forum and found the following.

There may be problems with Superantispyware. Malwarebytes free is ok but NO REALTIME antimalware programs!

The problem is having more than one real-time product installed. Doing so will cause performance problems and system instability.

I prefer to keep Malwarebytes because it did find and remove the

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Hello Jessie711 and Welcome

I have the same set-up, MSE and Mbam Pro along with SUPERAntiSpyware (free) running on 2 computers with no issues.

There are exclusions that need to be added to MSE and to Mbam to avoid any issues. For the exclusions to add to MSE see HERE

Even though showing for XP, still a good thing to add for Vista and Win 7

Set Exclusions for Microsoft Security Essentials 2.x in Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:

  • Open Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and click on the Ignore List tab
  • Click the Add button on the lower left
  • In the small browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files and click once on Microsoft Security Client and click OK
  • Close Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Please post back and let us know how it went, or if you have any further questions

Thank You, :D

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Hello Jessie711 and Welcome

I have the same set-up, MSE and Mbam Pro along with SUPERAntiSpyware (free) running on 2 computers with no issues.

There are exclusions that need to be added to MSE and to Mbam to avoid any issues. For the exclusions to add to MSE see HERE

Even though showing for XP, still a good thing to add for Vista and Win 7

Set Exclusions for Microsoft Security Essentials 2.x in Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:

  • Open Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and click on the Ignore List tab
  • Click the Add button on the lower left
  • In the small browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files and click once on Microsoft Security Client and click OK
  • Close Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Please post back and let us know how it went, or if you have any further questions

Thank You, :D

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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

Please post back and let us know how it went. :D

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