SOLVED Malwarebytes free, is it any good?


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Hi chaps & chappettes,

I ask because I decided to try the free version; I notice that it has basically no functions that make it a worthwhile app for my daily use.

Look at the pic below and the top right corner to see what I mean (Real-Time Protection), and yes!, I am a skinflint and won't spend money on software if I can find any freeware!. :)

Is the free version really any good or is it a waste of time?. o_O

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It's still worth having, but more for running manual periodic checks. If you're happy with your main anti-virus software, then having the free version of MBAM installed for occasional manual scans is quite handy :).

I've got Kaspersky Internet Security on my machine, and I'm happy that that covers most real-time protection I need - but I do like to have MBAM free installed anyway, in case it's needed.
 
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"Microsoft Malware Tool"
You probably mean the malicious software tool?
You do have it, and you have used it. It comes roughly monthly, through the normal updates. - Have a look at the bottom of your Update History - other Updates. I think you will see the latest copy listed there.
It runs in the background, whilst youy are not working (just the once).
 
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Hi Dave,

how does one invoke it should it be necessary? (Microsofts Malicious Software Tool). :)
 
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Been there , done that:
Normal boot + internet access crawled a number of years ago as I had a Root Kit that any of the "commercial" programs I had could not find ( Defender, Norton or McAfee) - Malware Bytes DID!
Stupid me had previously answered the The "Microsoft email warning" email and granted access
PS.: DO NOT RESPOND AS MS DOES NOT SENT THIS TYPE OF EMAIL EVER !!!
 
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Thanks for all the replies, I think I will keep it but if push comes to shove, MRT looks like it could also do the same thing anyway!. :):):)
 

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