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Problems with malwarebytes, compatibility with Avast on a laptop


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Janis

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I am having problems with malware bytes, premium.  I have purchased it for two computers, desktop and laptop.  It works for awhile on the desktop (WIN XP) and then refuses to update or scan and tell me I am not protected!   The laptop has issues with Avast.  I get popup warnings telling me Avast has blocked a malicious site (malwarebytes) or other harmless site.  The only work around so far is to unisntall and reinstall.   Is there a fix for this?  Is there a better antivirus to use with Malwarebytes?  Is there a recommended trojan scanner, thinking that might be a part of the problem.


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Avast on the desktop too ? Sometimes 2 AntI-Viruses just don't work together on same system. Not sure why Malwarebytes is doing this unless on desktop it's along with Avast causing issue.

This is fairly new version of Malwarebytes. Although read articles of it supporting XP still.

 

Not sure what else works well with Malwarebytes if your talking a free version Anti-Virus or paid. I use Norton Internet Security 2014 along with New Malwarebytes, so far no issues at all.

I do not need both program with real protection, one i use just for scans other for real time protection, i feel sometimes this is were the issues will occur. Could of tried free version first of Malwarebytes to see.

Now you already purchased Malwarebytes. So do not know if looking for paid or free version of another.

 

Google it. Look at ratings. Windows XP is kind of vulnerable since support has ended.


Edited by jds63, 15 October 2014 - 04:04 PM.

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