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Greetings and welcome :)

Yes you do, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is designed to be a complementary protection to be used in combination with your antivirus of choice as we focus on catching the latest threats that most antivirus software fails to detect, fails to remove, or both.

I hope that clears things up for you, please let us know if there's anything else we can assist you with.

Thanks :)

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Guest spc3rd

Hi CindyW and welcome to the MBAM Forums!

There are a number of good AV programs out there. I have used McAfee and currently use Avast! Free. McAfee does tend to draw heavily upon computer resources (i.e. CPU usage tends to be high). The only thing I would add is just be sure to place exclusions in both your AV software (for Malwarebytes) and in Malwarebytes (for your AV software), to reduce the liklihood of potential conflicts...if you are running both in real-time scanning mode.

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The following are my personal 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.

Also note that if using the paid version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware with your antivirus in realtime that it is generally a good idea to exclude Malwarebytes' files from your antivirus to avoid conflicts. The FAQ contains examples of setting file exclusions for some known AV products.

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