Solved two security programs running with windows 8

January 29, 2014 at 12:00:58
Specs: windows 8, AMD A4-4300M raydeon 2.5GHz/4.0GB
I am using Norton internet security and Malwarebytes (free) with windows 8 anyone else using this combination?

HP pavilion g6-2225nr
Win 8 X64 V6.2.9 IE 10

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January 29, 2014 at 12:48:27
There must be something behind that question.

Not knowing why you are asking, you shouldn't have two programs of that type running in real time together in the background. They can keep checking each other and causing conflictions.

However, you could, for example, set MalwareBytes so that it only runs when requested (ie when you suspect you have some sort of nasty on board). That would leave Norton always running in the background as your primary antivirus.

Is MalwareBytes the free or paid-for version? The free version only runs on demand anyway.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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January 29, 2014 at 13:53:46
It's the free version, and as far as i know it will only run when I want it to. Just wondering if anyone else has tried this combo.

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January 29, 2014 at 14:16:12
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Maybe someone has, although Norton is none too popular around these parts.

No reason why that combination shouldn't be used tho. As for Norton well, with all antiviruses opinions abound. It got a bad name years ago for being bloated. I gather, current versions are much better but a bad name can stick forever. It tends to be foisted on you when you buy certain computers.

MalwareBytes often finds what AV's miss, particularly malware and spyware.

Personally, like most regulars around here, I use a free AV. Seems to be good enough.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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