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NO, Malwarebytes is not an antivirus program, it is designed to compliment your antivirus program, so leave your antivirus installed. Malwarebytes will catch what your antivirus software fails to catch, and with the PRO version it will help you from getting infected with its Web Blocker technology...

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Malwarebytes Pro & AVIRA are a good combination, pleanty of folks use this combination with no problems... You may have to enter exceptions as listed below should you encounter any issues....

AVIRA

Set Exclusions for Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in Avira on 32 bit Windows Versions:

  1. Open Avira and click on Local Protection on the left
  2. Click on Guard
  3. Click on Configuration on the upper right
  4. Click the checkbox next to Expert mode on the upper left so that it is checked
  5. Under Guard, click the + next to Scan to expand the list
  6. Click on Exceptions
  7. Under Processes to be omitted by the Guard click the ... button next to the blank white box
  8. In the browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  9. Double-click on mbam.exe then click the Add button
  10. Repeat steps 7-9 for the following files:
    • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
    • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe

[*]Click on Apply

[*]Close Avira's window

Set Exclusions for Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in Avira on 64 bit Windows Versions:

  1. Open Avira and click on Local Protection on the left
  2. Click on Guard
  3. Click on Configuration on the upper right
  4. Click the checkbox next to Expert mode on the upper left so that it is checked
  5. Under Guard, click the + next to Scan to expand the list
  6. Click on Exceptions
  7. Under Processes to be omitted by the Guard click the ... button next to the blank white box
  8. In the browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  9. Double-click on mbam.exe then click the Add button
  10. Repeat steps 7-9 for the following files:
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe

[*]Click on Apply

[*]Close Avira's window

Set Exclusions for Avira 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 Avira and click OK
  • Close Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

If you have any problems, please post back and one of the Experts will assist you

Thanks, ;)

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Hello Oldviking,

Malwarebytes Pro & AVIRA is not good (2x Real time guard ).

Please use Malwarebytes Free & AVIRA.

This is inaccurate. Our real-time protection is to supplement anti-virus real-time protection. If one safety net is to fail we are there to catch the user.

Hello Excellent,

Is Malwarebytes Pro capable of acting as the only antivirus program on my computer? I run Avira Free Edition right now, and I'm satisfied with it, but just curious if Mbam is suitable for the same job.

We supplement anti-virus software to add an additional layer of protection. Avira FREE and MBAM PRO is a great combination to safe-guard your system.

Thank you very much for the questions.

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  • 1 month later...

I use MWB exclusively, alongside Windows 7 OS firewall.

Hello dazedknight and :welcome:

FYI, Malwarebytes is not a replacement for your antivirus program, it is designed to work along side your antivirus program. It is Greatly advised that you install an antivirus program to avoid getting infected.

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I use MWB exclusively, alongside Windows 7 OS firewall.

Just to add to the reply by Firefox, all types of Virus infections are not stopped or removed by Malwarebytes -

Your Firewall is not able to stop or remove all Virus infections also - This applies to your M/soft firewall mostly -

Microsoft only installs a basic firewall which is not even as good as any free 3rd party Firewall -

Thank You -

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