Wraith

Level 13
Verified
Malware Tester
Today while I was going through the contents of my old HDD, I stumbled across my lifetime license of Malwarebytes Pro(it was called Pro during the 1.75 version). I have long abandoned Malwarebytes Premium since version 2 but anyways I decided to give the latest version a try. Surprisingly it accepted my pro serial. I am already running ESET IS. So what are your opinions about running MBAM Premium alongwith ESET IS? Should I keep the premium or should I use it just as an on-demand scanner?
 

Nightwalker

Level 17
Verified
Content Creator
Malwarebytes Premium has a excelent web protection and PUP detection, so it can be a valuable addition to many setups, but the "problem" is that ESET outperfoms MBAM in those fields, so you dont need to use both.

I use ESET and have a lifetime license of Malwarebytes, but I dont see the reason to use both together, ESET is simple more powerful.
 

Lightning_Brian

Level 13
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Content Creator
@devjit2018 I say ESET would be more powerful. You could keep Malwarebytes as a non-real time anti malware software installed on your machine (much like I have done in my setup). ESET is nice and light weight compared to Malwarebytes that eats up too many resources at times.

I fully agree with @Nightwalker ! I'd make ESET my main defense (in this case) and just turn off real time with Malwarebytes if you feel like you want to keep Malwarebytes as a on-demand as needed scanner.

~Brian
 

Lightning_Brian

Level 13
Verified
Content Creator
@Svoll I feel like ever since v1 MBAM has been having a hard time figuring out who they are and what in the world they want to do. haha

Never the less, they still have some good stuff going for them. I just wish they went back to the o' days of just plain good old security! MBAM use to be top king back in the day. Is MBAM bad? - NA' Could it be a lot better!? Yup!!

Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks the same as you @Svoll !

~Brian
 

Wraith

Level 13
Verified
Malware Tester
I'm sticking with ESET IS for real-time protection. The added resource consumption of MBAM is noticeable specially during execution of programs. MBAM also seems to spike CPU usage. Thanks everyone for your valuable feedback :notworthy:
 

spaceoctopus

Level 15
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Content Creator
It should be fine, but i've noticed several times before that ESET is the type of product that does not like to mingle with other security products, creating slowdowns and hanging the system. A better alternative would be to use either ESET or MB with Adguard.

I've also noted several times that Adguard Browsing security when turned on, very often uses a lot of resources. So, with Eset or MB installed, turn it off and use only the adblocking features.

You can setup MB on low priority for improve performance and multitasking in its settings. And don't forget that ESET and MB are very good at blocking Pups and are very agressive against them .Detection Pop ups can become a nightmare when mixing these two products together.
 

Wraith

Level 13
Verified
Malware Tester
It should be fine, but i've noticed several times before that ESET is the type of product that does not like to mingle with other security products, creating slowdowns and hanging the system. A better alternative would be to use either ESET or MB with Adguard.

I've also noted several times that Adguard Browsing security when turned on, very often uses a lot of resources. So, with Eset or MB installed, turn it off and use only the adblocking features.

You can setup MB on low priority for improve performance and multitasking in its settings. And don't forget that ESET and MB are very good at blocking Pups and are very agressive against them .Detection Pop ups can become a nightmare when mixing these two products together.
I'm not using MBAM for real-time protection. I have kept it just for on demand scans.
 

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