ghale

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Hi guys,
At work and home I currently own 5 PCs and 5 Android Devices.
All PCs have Windows 10 Pro with Malwarebytes and Windows Defender enabled.
All Android devices have Malwarebytes and Google Play Protect enabled.

I'd like to know if this is enough to protect them; I currently use AdBlock on every device and browser, I try to avoid downloading "strange" things. I try to be a good boy.
Do I have to consider using an antivirus solution?
I've seen that, for example, Kaspersky offers a solution for PCs AND Android.

Someone can suggest me what to do? Can I continue with my configuration or is better to change something?
I'd like to own ONE product for all devices, so I choose Malwarebytes and considered Kaspersky.

What if I'll use Kaspersky AND Malwarebytes on PCs? Is Windows Defender enough associated to Malwarebytes?
What about Android devices?

Can you tell me your configurations, so I can understand better what to do?

I'll be glad if someone can answer.

Thanks in advance, guys.
 

ghale

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Ok.
Apart from this compatibility issue, is good to have KAV + Malwarebytes? Or Malwarebytes + Windows Defender is enough, according to you?

I'm watching @Correlate videos and I've seen that Malwarebytes 4 is not so great.
EMSISOFT (unknown to me, but I'm a novice) is much better.

Now I'm confused.
 
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Gandalf_The_Grey

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It's always complicated and no av will always catch everything.
Windows Defender is a good av, but in my opinion it's web filtering is not that great.
That's where Malwarebytes is good at.
So, the combination of Windows Defender and Malwarebytes is a good one.
Of course, there are many other good or great av's out there.
Kaspersky is very good, but personally don't like its web filtering done by inserting a root certificate.
Emsisoft is good with great support and one of the best privacy options.
So, in my opinion it is not necessary to change anything, only if you feel that your current solution is not optimal for you.
 

ghale

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It's always complicated and no av will always catch everything.
Windows Defender is a good av, but in my opinion it's web filtering is not that great.
That's where Malwarebytes is good at.
So, the combination of Windows Defender and Malwarebytes is a good one.
Of course, there are many other good or great av's out there.
Kaspersky is very good, but personally don't like its web filtering done by inserting a root certificate.
Emsisoft is good with great support and one of the best privacy options.
So, in my opinion it is not necessary to change anything, only if you feel that your current solution is not optimal for you.
Thanks!
I've noticed that EMSISOFT has a good offer (5PCs+5Android).
Is this a good replacement for Malwarebytes?

Using EMSISOFT Anti-Malware Home & Mobile can be a possible (good) solution?
I'll let Windows Defender runs on Windows, too, of course.

Sorry for my newbie questions.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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I would use Emsisoft alone on Windows and Android, but why pay if you have already Windows Defender and Malwarebytes running?
If you want to try Emsisoft I suggest you use a trial period before buying anything.
Just run it for at least 2 weeks and see if you like it.
 

shmu26

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Emsisoft is an AV so not recommended to run with WD, use one or the other.
+1
You should avoid running two AV programs. Usually it is not a good idea to do that, they step on each other's toes.
But Malwarebytes is not an AV, it is designed to be a companion to your AV. I personally am not a big fan of Malwarebytes, but if you like it, use it. There are more security products and combos than there are flavors in an ice cream store.
 

bribon77

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What if I'll use Kaspersky AND Malwarebytes on PCs?
Using Malwarebytes and Kaspersky in real time, I would not advise, Kaspersky does not get along with almost anyone in real time, it is another thing to use it on demand Malwarebytes, excluding one from the other, if you use Kaspersky Internet Security / Total Security. You don't need anything else.
 
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Cortex

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Have you considered a Gryphon Router? I have over 20+ devices at my home (android SONOS etc) here many IOT, although the Gryphon isn't perfect you have some protection via ESET most IOT devices simply do not have - Best buy I've made this this year - It's stopped quite quite a few issues mainly on phones etc, but also on other half's lappy + relatives - Half price version coming out this year? Thread on this site:
MT - Gryphon

Edit:Sadly the Gryphon does not stop relatives visiting, it merely protects the many devices they bring with them :(
 
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McLovin

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Comes down to opinion on what people think is good. I currently don't have an Android phone only an iPhone X. I use Trend Micro on that.
As for my PC I have got Trend Micro on it, and only use Zemana and Malwarebytes if I need to. I have UAC on high, but again I don't go to any dodgy sites now a days. So the protection I have is quite adequate I think.
 

harlan4096

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Using Malwarebytes and Kaspersky in real time, I would not advise, Kaspersky does not get along with almost anyone in real time, it is another thing to use it on demand Malwarebytes, excluding one from the other, if you use Kaspersky Internet Security / Total Security. You don't need anything else.
Also disabling ransomware module in MWB4 if in real-time...
 

Umbra

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Comes down to opinion on what people think is good. I currently don't have an Android phone only an iPhone X. I use Trend Micro on that.
As for my PC I have got Trend Micro on it, and only use Zemana and Malwarebytes if I need to. I have UAC on high, but again I don't go to any dodgy sites now a days. So the protection I have is quite adequate I think.
LOL Mac, i thought Thanos got you :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

blackice

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Have you considered a Gryphon Router? I have over 20+ devices at my home (android SONOS etc) here many IOT, although the Gryphon isn't perfect you have some protection via ESET most IOT devices simply do not have - Best buy I've made this this year - It's stopped quite quite a few issues mainly on phones etc, but also on other half's lappy + relatives - Half price version coming out this year? Thread on this site:
MT - Gryphon

Edit:Sadly the Gryphon does not stop relatives visiting, it merely protects the many devices they bring with them :(
I have found the Gryphon router to be a great addition as well, and a lower cost unit is probably going to help expand their business, though the original is a beast of a router. I’m curious how DoH is going to affect their filtering platform now that M$ is planning to implement it at the OS level.