Exterminator

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Please edit your config and fill in all the fields as there is not enough information to make any suggestions.
Is smartscrenn(IE8 or Later) enabled ?
Malwarebytes Antimalware is not an AV and the Premium version has real time protection but it is meant to run alongside an AV and not to replace one.
What browser(s) are you using and what extensions?
On demand scanners?
Privacy and optimization programs such as CCleaner or Privazer?
Data and system back up solutions?
I would suggest using Avast Free along with Windows firewall
 

rosendalek

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Norton security would be perfect for you, its easy to use and its extremely light. mbam premium will work fine along side it
 
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Spawn

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You can pick any compatible Free Antivirus to run alongside MBAM Premium.

Does Malwarebytes Anti-Malware replace antivirus software?

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not meant to be a replacement for antivirus software. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a complementary but essential program which detects and removes zero-day malware and "Malware in the Wild".

There are many infections that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware does not detect or remove which any antivirus software will, such as file infectors.​

FAQ: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
 

Batzzz

Level 1
MBAM and Spybot search and destroy is a highly effective combo, but if you dont want to pay for the antivirus, i would use windows defender alongside just a friendly suggestion.
 
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jamescv7

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As mentioned, any free alternatives AV should be supplement already.

I will recommend Avast Free for your starter lineup; Hardened Mode is sufficient for you since it will block without hesitant those suspicious programs even though signatures may bypass.
 
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JHomes

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You don't detail what your backup solution is. IMO Back Ups will always be the most reliable way to recover from a trojan or other sort of malicious content. Weekly backups with a disk imager is a must, and backing up your system daily with a snapshot tool while optional is highly recommended. A great combo is RollBack Rx and Drive Cloner Rx if you want to go this route.