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I just installed Avira AntiVir Personal, the free version. I looked in the FAQ to see if the was a guide to set exceptions for Avira and Malwarebytes and didn't see one.

Just checking to be sure that there isn't one, or has a new guide been created and not posted yet. Was going to try Trend Micro Titanium +, but it insisted that Mbam be uninstalled and I'm not gonna do that, so so long Trend Micro. :)

Please let me know if there's anything I need t do so these two antivirus/malware apps can co-exist.

Thanks,

skilz853

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I am not a Geek, but have been using MBAM and Avira (and Ad-Aware) for many months together and have had no problems with them at all: the free MBAM is not "active" in the way that Avira and Ad-Aware are; the free MBAM only "comes to life" when you open it: somewhere else on this Website someone who is a Geek has written about this subject but do not know where precisely that post is. I already knew this from the people who post on CNET (go look at MBAM download page on CNET - it has got a page all to itself, with the CNET editors writeup about MBAM up top under the big Download Button, and then when you scroll down the page you will eventually get to where the members/users of CNET put their posts talking about MBAM: most of the Download/Editorial pages on CNET have got usually heaps of posts down the page about the program in question, and it always pays to read these as invaluable information that can save you from from a potentially awful lot of grief can often be found in those posts):

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

The above URL will take you to the CNET MBAM Download Page and there are masses of posts (at least ten pages!) about MBAM. A sizeable number of them will be the paid version but there are plenty of posts about the free one (that Download Page is for the free MBAM).

Apart from individually configuring these security apps the way you want them, there appears to be nothing else you need to do as they don't seem to get in each others way at all.

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I just installed Avira AntiVir Personal, the free version. I looked in the FAQ to see if the was a guide to set exceptions for Avira and Malwarebytes and didn't see one.

Hi, skilz853:

Here you go:

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

Be sure to install everything in the correct order, using the above instructions for step #5 below:

1. Temporarily disable your Anti-Virus (AV) and install the latest version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here. (Note: Ignore any promos or ads for other software/products at the mirror sites; and there is no fee to download MBAM Free.)

Note: You will need to reactivate the program using the license you were sent via email, if you are using the PRO version.

2. Launch MBAM (and set the Protection and Registration, if you are using the PRO version).

3. Go to the UPDATE tab, if not done during installation, and check for updates.

4. Restart the computer (and, if you are using the PRO version, verify that the MBAM icon is in the system tray).

5. Set up any file exclusions as may be required in your Anti-Virus/Internet-Security/Firewall applications. You may use the guides posted in the FAQs here, or ask and we'll explain how to do it. (Specific steps depend on the AntiVirus software vendor & version, and on your computer's OS).

6. Restart your Anti-Virus/Internet-Security applications.

7. Add the program folder(s) for your AV and FW to MBAM's "Ignore List".(Let us know if you need help with this.)

8. Set up your scheduled updates & scheduled scans (this only applies to the PRO version). Scheduler help is available here.

9. Run an MBAM Quick Scan.

HTH,

daledoc1

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