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What's up friends?

I'm from Brazil and this is my first topic here. Maybe you can't understand what I'm saying, well, my English is bad.

My question:

Can I use Malwarebytes with Mcafee Internet Security?

Example: I turn off the real-time protection(it's correct?)of Mcafee Internet Security and run Malwarebytes.

In this way,(the both are installed), will have conflicts?

Thanks for the Support.

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What's up friends?

I'm from Brazil and this is my first topic here. Maybe you can't understand what I'm saying, well, my English is bad.

My question:

Can I use Malwarebytes with Mcafee Internet Security?

Example: I turn off the real-time protection(it's correct?)of Mcafee Internet Security and run Malwarebytes.

In this way,(the both are installed), will have conflicts?

Thanks for the Support.

Hello modv and :welcome:

You should have no problems using both McAfee and Malwarebytes if you follow this tutorial on setting exclusions for both.

McAfee Total Protection 2011

Set Exclusions for Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in McAfee Total Protection 2011 on 32 bit Windows Versions:

  • Open McAfee and click on Navigation in the upper right hand corner.
  • Click on Firewall located under Features.
  • Click on Program Permissions and wait for the list to populate.
  • Click the Add button and then click browser.
  • Add the following files to the firewall with full access:
    Note: On 64 bit Windows versions these files will be located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
    • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe

    [*]Click OK[*]Close the McAfee main window and restart your computer.

Set Exclusions for McAfee Total Protection 2011 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 McAfee and click OK.
  • Click the Add button on the lower left
  • In the small browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files and click once on McAfee.com and click OK.
    Note: For 64 bit Windows versions these folders will be in C:\Program Files (x86)
  • Close Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Set Exclusions for Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in McAfee Total Protection 2011 on 32 bit Windows Versions:

  1. Open McAfee and click on Navigation in the upper right hand corner.
  2. Click on Firewall located under Features.
  3. Click on Program Permissions and wait for the list to populate.
  4. Click the Add button and then click browser.
  5. Add the following files to the firewall with full access:
    Note: On 64 bit Windows versions these files will be located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
    • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe

Click OK

<li>Close the McAfee main window and restart your computer.

Set Exclusions for McAfee Total Protection 2011 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 McAfee and click OK.
  • Click the Add button on the lower left
  • In the small browse window that opens, navigate to C:\Program Files and click once on McAfee.com and click OK.
    Note: For 64 bit Windows versions these folders will be in C:\Program Files (x86)
  • Close Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

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exile360,

I will do what our friend goldhound said, adding to the Malwarebytes and to the Mcafee list.

Yes please let us know modv.

I will add that exile360 created that exclusion list, he is also an expert, so if he has advice for you please ignore my advice as i am just a home user and volunteer helper.

Thank you and best regards :)

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I don't know why, but I'm a little bit afraid of doing this :unsure:

I understand your reluctance but i have had to do the same thing and it can be scary for a user who has not done this before. Just follow the directions carefully and no harm will come. My wife also has McAfee on her computer as well as MBAM pro and i had to do that for her, end of problem.

Regards

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We need members like you in all the forums, thanks for all the support.

My last question:

I've installed the Mcafee Internet Security software and I will install MBAM right now.

Should I turn offthe real-time protection of Mcafee before installing MBAM, and then, setting it to the Mcafee list?

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We need members like you in all the forums, thanks for all the support.

My last question:

I've installed the Mcafee Internet Security software and I will install MBAM right now.

Should I turn offthe real-time protection of Mcafee before installing MBAM, and then, setting it to the Mcafee list?

Yes it is often best to disable your real time AV protection temporarily, install MBAM, then add the exclusions and re enable your protection.

edited to add, i was busy earlier and forgot to...........

Thank you for the kind words :)

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Please do the following:

Create an Autoruns Log:

  • Please download Sysinternals Autoruns from here and save it to your desktop.
    • Note: If using Windows Vista or Windows 7 then you also need to do the following:
      1. Right-click on Autoruns.exe and select Properties
      2. Click on the Compatibility tab
      3. Under Privilege Level check the box next to Run this program as an administrator
      4. Click on Apply then click OK

    [*]Double-click Autoruns.exe to run it.

    [*]Once it starts, please press the Esc key on your keyboard.

    [*]Now that scanning is stopped, click on the Options button at the top of the program and select Verify Code Signatures so that it is now checked

    [*]Click on the Options button again and this time uncheck Hide Windows Entries

    [*]Once that's done press the F5 key on your keyboard, this will start the scan again, this time let it finish.

    [*]When it's finished and says Ready. on the lower left of the program window, please click on the File button at the top of the program and select Save and save the Autoruns.arn file to your desktop and close Autoruns.

    [*]Right click on the Autoruns.arn file on your desktop and hover your mouse over Send To and select Compressed (zipped) Folder

    [*]Attach the Autoruns.zip folder you just created to your next reply

Thanks :)

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