Help Me Decide Emsisoft Anti-Malware 12 OR Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium?

Discussion in 'Compare Apps Archive' started by spaceoctopus, Jan 11, 2017.


Emsisoft Anti-Malware 12 OR Malwarebytes 3.0 ?

  1. EAM 12

    68 vote(s)
  2. Malwabytes 3.0

    9 vote(s)
  1. ng4ever

    ng4ever Level 9

    Feb 11, 2016
    Is it normal for Emsisoft Anti-Malware to disable Windows Defender ?
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  2. Tairan

    Tairan Level 3

    Oct 1, 2016
    Dayton, OH
    Yes! Emsisoft Anti-Malware is technically an antivirus, so it disables Defender like all other antiviruses to avoid comflict. Says Emsisoft:"Our lab has determined that classic viruses only make up less than 0.5% of total threats (in 2016). Using "Antivirus" would therefore be wrong by definition. We're perfectionists so we have elected to use the broader term "Malware" as it stands for all kinds of online threats."
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  3. giants8058

    giants8058 Level 4

    Jan 26, 2016
    Windows 7
    Emsisoft AM and it's not even close. Malwarebytes is great for PUP's, but as for everything else EAM.
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  4. spaceoctopus

    spaceoctopus Level 11

    Jul 13, 2014
    Distant galaxy
    Windows 10
    Right! If you need to get rid of PUPs, there is nothing like Malwarebytes.;)
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  5. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 17

    Jan 16, 2017
    Outer space
    Windows 8.1
    I'm very happy with Emsisoft AM. At first I was having performance problem. Disabled memory usage optimization and it was fixed.
    I have Malwarebytes 3 premium too but it slowed down my computer so i keep it disabled and use as an on demand scanner once in a while. Hopefully, they make it great again someday.
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