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Is MWB Pro with realtime same as realtime AV?


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Guest cavehomme

Hi,

I can't seem to find an explicit answer to the issue of whether MWB Pro with realtime switched on is considered by the company, or other experts, to be the same as, or clashing with a realtime AV?

I fully understand the benefits of multiple lines of defence, and that various products working simultaneously can be excluded from scanning each other, but fundamentally is MWB pro a replacement to something like MS SE AV with realtime, or other similar basic AVs?

Any suggestions welcome, thanks.

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MBAM PRO is not an AV replacement, it's meant to complement an AV. As far as I understand, MBAM PRO will only kick in when a malicious file tries to run that may have slipped past your AV.

If the AV is switched off then MBAM Pro would in theory, at least in my opinion, fill in the missing AV gap? Put another way, why would MBAM Pro not identify any malware, especially basic malware that an AV would catch, if it is really as effective as people say it is?

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Your antivirus software is your first line of defense. Malwarebytes PRO is designed to complement and work hand in hand with you antivirus software. Malwarebytes is by no means an antivirus software. The real time protection will help you from getting infected by the use of the Web Blocker feature by blocking known IP address that contain malware. The active protection also will block any files that you execute that are malicious (should your AV fail to detect them).

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Your antivirus software is your first line of defense. Malwarebytes PRO is designed to complement and work hand in hand with you antivirus software. Malwarebytes is by no means an antivirus software. The real time protection will help you from getting infected by the use of the Web Blocker feature by blocking known IP address that contain malware. The active protection also will block any files that you execute that are malicious (should your AV fail to detect them).

Thanks for the explanation, but I need to be pedantic for the sake of precision, i.e. why cannot / does not MBAM behave like an AV if it is in fact monitoring what the AV misses - it cannot know what it will miss, therefore it needs to provide a full spectrum of malware detection by identifying signatures and / or monitoring for malware behaviour. So if it is doing its job as I think it is, then it should be able to identify anything?

Yes I understand that MBAM Pro might not be integrated into the email client like some AVs, or monitor network based attacks, or scan web pages, but in terms of it being a basic AV plus I already have Privatefirewall with HIPS which altogether should cover most other bases?

If I am missing something really obvious, or there is a detailed explanation of what MBAM actually does, then that would be appreciated.

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Where has he gone? I was going to tell him "Вы тупой ублюдок спам, который получит нигде не пытается спама ИТ-форум, как это." :P

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To clarify some:

We target current active 0 day installable infections. We do not target older stuff. Also our removal engine does not deal with file infectors which are True viruses. The Antivirus companies have that well in hand as they do not morph that much. Our PM will block them usually from coming in though.

We are designed to be used with a Antivirus.

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