Second anti virus program

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by peter912, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. peter912

    peter912 Member

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    I received a message from McAfee. It said that it detected another virus protection program ( Malwarebytes) in my computer. It said that having two virus protection programs can cause problems and is not good. Should I uninstall Malwarebytes or ignore what McAfee says ?
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    If it's the free version of malwarebytes then you can ignore it as it's only an on demand scanner. If it's the paid version then you'll need one or the other.
     
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  3. peter912

    peter912 Member

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    It's the trial version but it is doing scans on its own already
     
  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Then ignore it. You can also disable the free trial by disabling the 4 real time protections and then stop Malwarebytes from running at bootup. There should be slider bars to turn all 4 off.
     
  5. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    It will stop once the trial expires. You're fine, just if it prompts you to continue real time protection or something to that effect just say no.
     
  6. peter912

    peter912 Member

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    So are you saying to leave it and not uninstall it ?
     
  7. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Well McAfee is absolutely horrendous so there's that. Personally I'd just roll Defender and MalwareBytes or at least like Avast. McAfee is probably the very last recommendation I'd give.
     
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  8. AlienMenace

    AlienMenace Well-Known Member

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    I get rid of McAfee and get Avast Free version. That is what I run on my computer and I also have the Pro version of Malwarebytes. And they work good together.
     

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