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Malwarebyte's Detection

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Hi everyone I'm new here and hope I'm placing this in the right area. I have a quick question that hopefully someone can answer. Does malwarebyte's detect viruses or not? I have been wandering about this for a while and haven't got a straight answer from anyone on other sites and thought I'd try here. If it does detect viruses is okay to rely on this and not an anti-virus software? This is what I have now. Any reply's appreciated thanks! :)

Superantispyware Pro

Malwarebyte's Anti-malware Pro

ClamWin Free Anti-Virus

Comodo Firewall

Spywareblaster

WinPatrol Plus

Sandboxie

Firefox with adblock plus, noscript, Dr. Web Anti-Virus Link Checker

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Welcome to Malwarebytes! Yes it will, but it is made to pick up Spyware, Adware, Mailware, ect...Malwarebytes should be used with an Anti Virus Program. ie: Avira, or Avast, AVG, ect... to make sure you have a good layer of protection. Most of your info is here: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php The Realtime Protection Module uses our advanced heuristic scanning technology which monitors your system to keep it safe and secure. There is a new IP Protection Program which has been added also. Keep an eye on this post for follow up replies regards..

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Yes, Malwarebytes AntiMalware will detect ALL incarnations of malware, be they viruses, worms, trojans, adware or spyware etc etc. However, as already mentioned, MBAM is NOT a replacement for an antivirus, never has been, it is an ADDITION to it.

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The actual number of viruses (actual viruses that is, not other types of malware) is very low; Malwarebytes is not designed to do the same tasks antivirus programs already perform. We pickup where they left off, concerning the other side of malware. Keygens, rootkits, etc...

In short, yes we do detect some viruses, but not very many. Please keep your antivirus current.

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Hi

Please go through the contents of the below given link:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/lofiver....php/t8068.html

Somemore additional info that may be useful:

Malicious software is generally known as "virus". All softwares designed to harm systems, cause them to crash and steal private information are called "virus". Viruses are divided into many different types in terms of purpose of usage, working principles and spreading methods. These are; Spyware, AdWare, Rootkit, Trojan, Dialer, Browser Hijacker. You will find descriptions about them below.

Virus: It is a general name given to softwares which infect computer in many different ways and cause systems to act strangely.Viruses are malicious softwares which can infect executable file systems.

Trojan: Trojans open a back door in your computer with root/admin account (authorized account) and allow it to access your computer remotely. (I like to play with these types the most)

Worm: Unlike viruses not through executable file system, it is a malicious type that spreads via e-mail, IRC, P2P (PeerToPeer).

Adware: Adware is any software which automatically displays advertising material to a computer. Some adwares when infected your computer can change your desktop wallpaper with their advertising material or browser. These ads can sometimes contain harmless content but also it may contain pornographic and harmful content. While spreading ads, AdWares can slow down your system.

Spyware: It intends to gather data from your computer. Spywares, typically bundled as a hidden component of freeware or shareware programs, infect your computer with different kinds of methods and tries to carry out information theft or lead to a system instability.

Rootkit: Rootkits are kind of tools. They obscure their presence on the system through trojan, worm and spyware and help them hide into the systems. They can not harm systems alone.

Keylogger: Keylogger is a malicious application that infects your computer as a software and logs all keyboard actions (keystrokes). Every key you pressed is saved and stored in order to be sent to a centre. These records can be stored locally in a place in your computer or accessed remotely.

Phishing: It is a kind of online fraud. It aims to steal financial information by infiltrating into individuals' e-mail account. In this method, generally an exact fake copy of e-mail accounts that were sent by banks or legal companies are used. These mail accounts are seen to be as informative and since they were considered to be an official web site of a legal company users unknowingly send their credit card details by filling forms in these e-mails.

Remote Installer: It is a program that can be installed secretly. Once it is installed into your computer it connects to a remote server and download additional programs or files.

Dialer: They dial up a number by using your computer's modem. Most of them call secret numbers and will probably cause your telephone and internet bill to cost you much.

Pharming is a hacker's attack aiming to redirect a website's traffic to another, bogus website, like phishing pharming aims to gather personal information from unsuspecting victims; the difference is that pharming doesn't rely on e-mail solicitation to ensnare its victims. Instead, this attack method essentially tinkers with the road maps that computers use to navigate the Web, such that large numbers of users can wind up giving personal data to a bogus site even if they've typed in a legitimate URL.

Pharming is technically harder to accomplish than phishing, but also sneakier because it can be done without any active mistake on the part of the victim.

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Superantispyware Pro

Malwarebyte's Anti-malware Pro

ClamWin Free Anti-Virus

Comodo Firewall

Spywareblaster

WinPatrol Plus

Sandboxie

Firefox with adblock plus, noscript, Dr. Web Anti-Virus Link Checker

Your arsenal is good. It means you have what is known as Layered Protection.

Just a suggestion regd your anti-virus soft: You can switch over to avast/avira free instead of clamwin.

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http://www.malwarebytes.org/malwarenet.php?name=Virus.Virut

http://www.malwarebytes.org/malwarenet.php?name=Virus.Sality

Malwarebytes does detect viruses but this is not the main goal of our software and not where we are strongest . Malwarebytes is designed to be strongest where antivirus software is weakest and this is why Malwarebytes and more traditional antivirus software work so well together .

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Okay thanks that answered all my questions there. I did some looking into all that and removed Clamwin free anti-virus for avast. This is what I have now and think its decent protection.

Avast! Anti-Virus Home Edition

Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware Pro

Superantispyware Pro

Comodo Firewall

Spywareblaster

Sandboxie

WinPatrol Plus

Firefox with adblock plus, NoScript, Dr. Web, Wot

With all this and surfing smart I think I'm good.

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Your Welcome! [from all of us] Let us know if we can do anything else for you?.... regards...

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One last thing I forgot to ask is Comodo Anti-Virus worth using? If so I could probably replace avast with it to hopefully reduce resources.

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One last thing I forgot to ask is Comodo Anti-Virus worth using? If so I could probably replace avast with it to hopefully reduce resources.

My opinion is to stick with Avast. :)

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Hm.. I guess I'll stick with Avast! also can't believe there in the malware business. Also is Comodo safe to use? If not what would you recommended that is free?

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Whoops I meant is Comodo Firewall safe to use?

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Thanks for the tip I just installed online armor free, but seemed to block stuff on start up and will check that out.Thanks again.:lol:

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