Should I stay with Emsisoft Anti-Malware or go back to Malwarebytes ?

Discussion in 'Emsisoft' started by ng4ever, Dec 12, 2017.

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Should I use Malwarebytes Premium or Emsisoft Anti-Malware?

Poll closed Jan 2, 2018.
  1. Malwarebytes Premium

    8 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. Emsisoft Anti-Malware

    88 vote(s)
    91.7%
  1. ng4ever

    ng4ever Level 8

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    I have a lifetime license for Malwarebytes. Still I left long ago because of all the issues it was having with my imaging program. Yes I know really weird.
     
  2. Arequire

    Arequire Level 18

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    Do you like Emsisoft? If so then stay with it. If not then go back to Malwarebytes.

    I'd personally take Emsisoft over Malwarebytes any day of the week.
     
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  3. ng4ever

    ng4ever Level 8

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    Thanks!

    What about running both or overkill ?
     
  4. Arequire

    Arequire Level 18

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    Malwarebytes wouldn't add much to your overall protection if run alongside Emsisoft.
     
  5. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    which Malwarebytes?
    If it is the premium one, you can install it alongside EAM because of the anti-exploit module.
    so you won't waste a license.
     
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  6. Dhruv2193

    Dhruv2193 Level 3

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    Emsisoft is more than enough for protection. But if you want you can add Malwarebytes Anti-Malware with it, it will certainly increase the protection level a liitle bit.
     
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  7. Dave Russo

    Dave Russo Level 3

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    You might run malwarebytes along with Emsisoft,shuting off everything but the anti-exploit protection,if you don"t mind the caption from malwarebytes that your not fully protected,you can play with the settings when you want a scan,my problem with the malwarebytes full program, is its heavy on my system.
     
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  8. davisd

    davisd Level 9

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    #8 davisd, Dec 12, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2017
    Malwarebytes has recently improved a lot with latest updates, so check it out
    Malwarebytes 3 Personally, I am using it right now in realtime alongside Windows Defender.

    I guess it would be just fine with Emsisoft as well, but I would still make proper exclusions suggested by MB with running it with other AV's Malwarebytes 3 - Frequently Asked Questions
     
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  9. bribon77

    bribon77 Level 10

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    I see no need to use Malwarebytes, having Emsisoft antimalware.
     
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  10. KevinYu0504

    KevinYu0504 Level 3

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    Emsisoft can be your main av , just like Kaspersky or Bitdefender , it's a AntiVirus product ,
    Malwarebytes can be the second security program .

    I am using Emsisoft and Malwarebytes together almost a year , with out any issue .
     
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  11. Sephiroth Source

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    In my opinion Malwarebytes has dropped a lot on detection with the exception of PUPS / Adware. Emsisoft is an excellent software, very good in protection and light in the system. I used Malwarebytes free here for periodic scanning but I do not use it anymore, I was only with ZAM and HP, they are simple, quick to scan and update. Conclusion: I would only stay with Emsisoft.
     
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  12. browneylad

    browneylad Level 2

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    Voted that I would stay with Emsisoft. My current security setting with a traditional AV IS suite, Emsi & ZAL is the lightest I have ever used & very low impact on my older pc with good level of security. If you won't like to waste a good license do as Umbra say & use them together. All security products experience change in ratings & popularity. If your MBM support updates & MB releases some much improved version in future with something unique you can still have that at the time without purchasing new license.
     
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  13. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 21

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    People still use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware? :unsure:
     
  14. KevinYu0504

    KevinYu0504 Level 3

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    #14 KevinYu0504, Dec 12, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2017
    Sure , why not ?
    For myself , i purchase 3 license , two for me , other for my family .

    MB not only can detected PUP or Trojan etc. , but also had zero days attack protect and web protect ,
    also Ransomware protect , still very useful .

    Even you didn't buy the premium license , using the free version to be a second scanner ,
    still not a bad idea .

    Malwarebytes indeed not quite stable when they just release the version 3 ,
    but after few months and improve , now their 3.3.1 version is pretty stable and useful .
     
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  15. Opcode

    Opcode Level 18
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    Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware are both great, but I'd go with Emsisoft Anti-Malware if I had to decide between the two. The reasoning is that I think EAM have much many more capabilities than Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I can't see Malwarebytes Anti-Malware blocking process hollowing but EAM would (ex.).

    You could always just use one in real-time and the other on-demand, or one as primary and the other in real-time for a specific feature. E.g. EAM + Malwarebytes Anti-Malware AE or EAM for real-time scanning of the file system & BB and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for web protection and the AE. Etc.
     
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  16. BigWrench

    BigWrench Level 3

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    #16 BigWrench, Dec 12, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2017
    I have 4 or 5 of them. Haven't had Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on any of my boxes in at least 2 years. Malwarebytes has gone the way of the dodo, as far as I'm comcerned, since v2.
    The old v1.75 was to me the best.
     
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  17. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 21

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    Same.. 1.75 was legendary and fantastic. For malware cleanup rotations we still use 1.75 or 2.0 depending on the tech doing it. Never 3.0, ever, all of us dislike it intensely. I think at least count I have 8-10 lifetime licenses for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and they go unused - for almost 2 years now.
     
  18. Lockdown

    Lockdown From AppGuard
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    Running two real-time protections on the system is a waste of resources. His motivation is because he thinks his Malwarebytes lifetime license is going to waste. It isn't.
     
  19. Anupam

    Anupam Level 21

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    what is the confusion? I can blindly pick from the choices given :p
     
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  20. crezz

    crezz Level 3

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    Alot of well informed people on this forum are Emsisoft fans.
    I love the Kiwis, having lived in New Zealand for a number of years, but I must ask WHY is Emsisoft so popular ?
    I've never seen anything bad written about Emsisoft. However, is there much evidence to show that they are a better choice than the larger players in the AV world- Symantec, Kaspersky etc. Those are the companies that the labs seem to like the best.
    However, am I missing something here ?
     
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