Anyone Know The Differences Between Kaspersky And MalewareBytes?

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  1. krabben1

    krabben1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I pay for Kaspersky antivirus for four or five computers.
    Its been ok,until recently,our downstairs computer got corrupted with a malicious adware thing.It was a coupon deal thing,and my wife kept clicking on the close button(thus,allowing it entry all thru the computer).Went on for a month before she told me.Great.
    Anyway,it ragdolled kaspersky.Rendered it useless and broken.
    I finally managed to get online to malwarebytes.org.It cleaned the computer,and fixed it.Something kaspersky failed at.
    Are they the same thing?
    Like,Im I better off upgrading(paying)for Malewarebytes to watch my computer?
    Or,would I need Kaspersky too,as it does something different?
     
  2. rockheadrocks

    rockheadrocks Veteran Member

    No. Malwarebytes is not an antivirus per se, but a malware remover that only scans on demand. It works best in conjunction with an active antivirus program. Personally, I use AVG Free as my antivirus, but have Malwarebytes as backup.
     
  3. krabben1

    krabben1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thats what I thought too,but malewarebytes.org. offers realtime protection,for up to 3 computers,for 24.95 a year.
    Im on the free thing with them right now.
    I cleaned it,and now run firefox on it.(kasperskys fixed(I think,lol,updated)and running normal on there now.
     
  4. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Krabben,

    I've been using the Kaspersky suite for about 6-7 years now along with the free Malware bytes. I just make a point of running the Maywarebytes updates every week or so and let it do its job while Kaspersky takes care of viruses. They do work well together and I only renew my subscription to Kaspersky annually.
     
  5. Camaro75LT

    Camaro75LT Masshole Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If you want to really keep the crap off your computer, download hijack this. It will show you everything running on your computer and delete the software that shouldn't be there.

    My laptop (collecting dust, I do everything from my phone) has avg anti virus, hijack this and super anti spyware. Between the three, I've never had a problem.
     
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  7. Camaro75LT

    Camaro75LT Masshole Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That's it. There are a few instructional videos on YouTube as well.
     
  8. 1972_Z-28

    1972_Z-28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    AVG free version has worked great me and the family along with malware bytes. Keep them updated. I have teenage kids that have acess to laptops, ipads, etc.
    Hijack this I run about once year or if I start getting odd problems. If you have lots of favorite websites, back them up before runnning hijack this.
    Works for me over a decade and I work in IT. I don't use what we use at work lol.
     
  9. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You should not have to pay for Antivirus software. I've tried a bunch and have settled with ESET Smart Security. I go by what this guys test results are https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkR6GP8EicUZmE7z0bMLjwg

    Plus I use SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition, IOBIT Advanced System Care 8, SpywareBlaster.
    Other free online scanners I will use if I suspect something are: HousecallLauncher, F-SecureOnlineScanner and Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (new 2nd Tue of ea Month).
     
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