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How to Run Malwarebytes Alongside Another Antivirus?

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a great security tool that’s particularly effective against “potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)” and other nasty software traditional antivirus programs don’t deal with. But it’s intended to be used alongside an antivirus and doesn’t replace one entirely.

If you’re using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, you should be running it alongside a primary antivirus program to keep your computer in tip-top security shape. But traditional advice is not to run two anti-malware programs at once. Here’s how to thread that needle.

How to Install and Use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Designed to supplement your antivirus software, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes spyware, adware, potentially unwanted programs and other malicious and annoying software from a Windows computer.

Available in both a free version that requires manual updates and scans, and a $25/year version that runs automatically, this application is easy to use if you follow a few simple steps.
Here's how to install and use the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.


How to install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

1. Navigate to the Malwarebytes website. (http://www.malwarebytes.org)
2. Click Free Version Download. You will be redirected to another page; follow the instructions on that page to download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

3. Click the Download Now button if the download does not begin automatically.You may see a dialogue box at the bottom of your browser window asking if you want to save or run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Click "Run."

4. Select the language of your choice and click "OK" when the "Select Setup Language" dialogue box appears.

5. Click "Next" when you see the "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard" window.

6. Select "I accept the agreement," then click "Next," when you see the "License Agreement" dialogue box.

7. Click "Next" when you see the "Setup" dialogue box.

8. Click "Next"in the "Select Destination Location" dialogue box.

9. Click "Next"in the "Select Start Menu Folder" dialogue box.

10. Click "Next" in the "Select Additional Tasks" dialogue box. Select the options you want.

11. Click "Install"in the "Ready to Install" dialogue box.

12. Uncheck "Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium," then click "Finish" in the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizardwindow after installation is complete.

How to scan your PC with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

1. Click "Scan Now"in the screen that appears when you run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware the first time. Before the scan begins, the application will check for updates to the malware database.

2. Pay attention to the "Threat Scan" screen while Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scans your PC.

3. Select "Apply Actions" once Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has finished the scan. You can choose to "Ignore" or "Quarantine" each piece of detected malware.

4. Click on the "View Detailed Log" link for more detailed results.

5. Click on the "History" tab to view quarantined items.

6. Click individual items in Quarantine to delete them.

7. Click "Delete All" to select all items in Quarantine.

8. Click "Yes" in the confirmation pop-up window.

9. The Quarantine screen will then be empty.

10. Restart your computer to complete the malware-removal process.


On-Demand Scans
The standard, free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware just functions as an on-demand scanner. In other words, it doesn’t run automatically in the background. Instead, it only does something when you launch it and click the Scan button.

This version of Malwarebytes shouldn’t interfere with your antivirus program at all. Just install it and occasionally launch it to perform a scan and check for the “potentially unwanted programs” almost no one actually wants. It will find and remove them. Using an anti-malware program as an on-demand scanner is a safe way to get a second opinion.

You shouldn’t have to do any extra configuration here. If Malwarebytes reports some sort of error removing a piece of malware it finds, you could potentially pause or disable real-time scanning in your main antivirus program to prevent it from interfering, and then reenable real-time scanning right after. But even this shouldn’t be necessary, and we’ve never heard of anyone encountering a problem like this one.

(This is the only way Malwarebytes works on a Mac, too. It can’t perform automatic, real-time scans — just on-demand scans. Malwarebytes shouldn’t interfere with other Mac antivirus applications, if you are actually running one.)



Real-Time Scanning
The paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium also contains real-time scanning features. Malwarebytes will run in the background, scanning your system and files you open for problems and preventing them from taking root on your system in the first place.

The problem is that your main antivirus program is already functioning in this way. The standard advice is that you shouldn’t have real-time scanning enabled for two antivirus programs enabled at once. They can interfere with each other in a variety of ways, slowing down your computer, causing crashes, or even preventing each other from working.

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Antivirus Slowing Your PC Down? Maybe You Should Use Exclusions
Malwarebytes is coded in a different way and is designed to run alongside other antivirus programs without interfering. It may even work without any further configuration. But, to make it work as well as it possibly can and improve performance, you should set up exclusions in both Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and your standard antivirus program.

To do this in Malwarebytes, open Malwarebytes, click the Settings icon, select “Malware Exclusions,” and add the folder — typically under Program Files — containing your antivirus program’s files.



In your antivirus program, load the antivirus program, find “exclusions”, “ignored files”, or a similarly named section, and add the appropriate Malwarebytes files.

You should exclude these files on 64-bit versions of Windows:
or more specific instructions, you might want to perform a web search for “Malwarebytes” and the name of your antivirus program. Or just perform a web search for the name of your antivirus program and “exclusions” to find out how to add those exclusions and exclude the files named on the Malwarebytes website.
Malwarebytes is designed to run alongside a normal antivirus program so you shouldn’t have to worry about this most of the time — especially if you’re just using the free version. If you’re using the paid version, setting up exclusions can help you avoid problems and maximize your computer’s performance. But even that won’t be completely necessary most of the time.
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