Is Malwarebytes Antivirus Software?

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by HTFiddler, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. HTFiddler

    HTFiddler Guest

    I would like to know if I purchase Malwarebytes for $24.95 and run
    their active protection, if I still need to run antivirus software?
    Or is Malwarebytes just focused on the spyware, adware, rogue
    software? Thanks ..... Henry
     
    HTFiddler, Feb 11, 2009
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  2. MalwareBytes active protection does not work. Do not purchase it unless
    Malwarebytes themselves confirm to you that the bug in their real-time
    protection is fixed. Use the free version. It is an anti malware application
    not an antivirus app so you still need an antivirus app running.

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    *WARNING* Do NOT follow any advice given by the people listed below.
    They do NOT have the expertise or knowledge to fix your issue. Do not waste
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    David H Lipman, Malke, PA Bear, Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Leythos.
     
    The Real Truth MVP, Feb 11, 2009
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  3. Bullshit.

    : MalwareBytes active protection does not work. Do not purchase it unless
    : Malwarebytes themselves confirm to you that the bug in their real-time
    : protection is fixed. Use the free version. It is an anti malware
    application
    : not an antivirus app so you still need an antivirus app running.
    :
    : --
    : The Real Truth http://pcbutts1-therealtruth.blogspot.com/
    : *WARNING* Do NOT follow any advice given by the people listed below.
    : They do NOT have the expertise or knowledge to fix your issue. Do not
    waste
    : your time.
    : David H Lipman, Malke, PA Bear, Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Leythos.
    :
    :
    :
    :
    : : >I would like to know if I purchase Malwarebytes for $24.95 and run
    : > their active protection, if I still need to run antivirus software?
    : > Or is Malwarebytes just focused on the spyware, adware, rogue
    : > software? Thanks ..... Henry
    :
     
    Tom [Pepper] Willett, Feb 11, 2009
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  4. If you take your hoople head out of your a$$ long enough to test it like I
    did then you would now it is not BS just you are.


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    The Real Truth MVP, Feb 11, 2009
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  5. HTFiddler

    Malke Guest

    The information that PCButts1 gave you is incorrect. He is not a Real MVP or
    a real anything except a troll.

    There is no need to purchase MBAM unless you want it to do realtime
    protection, scheduled scanning, and scheduled updating. The free version
    works fine to remove malware and it is an excellent program.

    However, MBAM is *not* an antivirus. You need a separate program for that. I
    recommend NOD32 (commercial) or Avast if you want a free antivirus.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Feb 11, 2009
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  6. HTFiddler

    1PW Guest

    The record requires the following correction.

    I directly quoted from a Malwarebytes representative earlier:

    "Under 64bit editions of windows, that's correct. The resident module
    runs fine under 32bit editions however. We do plan to support 64bit
    versions soon however." --Dustin Cook Malwarebytes January 28, 2009.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    MBAM is a fine application whose good reputation grows daily with us.
    However, we also know that malware protection requires overlapping
    efforts from multiple applications. Any of the finer antivirus
    solutions will work well with MBAM. You will also read us frequently
    recommending SAS in these same sentences.

    HTH

    Pete
     
    1PW, Feb 11, 2009
    #6
  7. From: "Malke" <>


    | The information that PCButts1 gave you is incorrect. He is not a Real MVP or
    | a real anything except a troll.

    | There is no need to purchase MBAM unless you want it to do realtime
    | protection, scheduled scanning, and scheduled updating. The free version
    | works fine to remove malware and it is an excellent program.

    | However, MBAM is *not* an antivirus. You need a separate program for that. I
    | recommend NOD32 (commercial) or Avast if you want a free antivirus.

    | Malke
    | --
    | MS-MVP
    | Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
    | http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ


    Yes. MBAM does NOT target true viruses such as the new variant of Virut.

    http://en.securitylab.ru/viruses/367627.php
     
    David H. Lipman, Feb 11, 2009
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  8. Are you deliberately trying to be misleading or did you just forget? Next
    time post the whole thread.
    The module runs just fine on 32 bit systems but it does not prevent
    infection. According to MBAM, and I have tested this numerous times, it's
    real-time protection is supposed to prevent infection of malware that it
    normally detects in it's scans or that it has detections for in its
    database. It simply does does not work. If you have the paid version it is
    very easy to test by visiting a know malware site. MBAM should block it like
    Avast does. I even downloaded and installed some and MBAM allowed it. I then
    used MBAM to remove it. Test it for yourself. Yes I have reported to the
    MBAM folks.
    Here is the complete thread you left out and it was only a few weeks ago.
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.security.virus/browse_thread/thread/16f21a09f40a65f5?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=Under+64bit+editions+of+windows,+that%27s+correct.+The+resident+module


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    *WARNING* Do NOT follow any advice given by the people listed below.
    They do NOT have the expertise or knowledge to fix your issue. Do not waste
    your time.
    David H Lipman, Malke, PA Bear, Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Leythos.
     
    The Real Truth MVP, Feb 11, 2009
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  9. HTFiddler

    ~BD~ Guest


    You used the expression *us* twice in this paragraph, Pete.

    Please - which group of people do *you* mean by *us* ?
     
    ~BD~, Feb 11, 2009
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  10. HTFiddler

    Leythos Guest

    Chris, Stalking on the internet is a crime, you are warned that you will
    be reported to your providers if you continue.

    Learn more about Butt's lack of ethics and obsessions in the links
    below.

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    http://tinyurl.com/4rruwd
     
    Leythos, Feb 12, 2009
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  11. HTFiddler

    1PW Guest

    Hello TRT:

    Your misunderstanding may have come about because I cut and pasted a
    quote from a representative of Malwarebytes and not a previous newsgroup
    thread.

    Pete
     
    1PW, Feb 12, 2009
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  12. HTFiddler

    ~BD~ Guest


    It was pointed out to you recently that there is an error on your Blog TRT.

    Did you forget to correct same? ** indicates the missing "r"

    HTH

    About Me
    I am a current Microsoft MVP I am part of the antivirus and spyware
    community. I have been for 6 years. I am asked to help with scripts by many
    of the regulars in the community. I write code for them and tell them to do
    what they want with it. I don't have a problem with that, I do this for
    free. My ce**tifications MCSE Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
    MS certified Trainer (MCT) A+ Net+ Software Programmer Technical Writer
     
    ~BD~, Feb 12, 2009
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  13. And, he is not a Microsoft MVP, as has been pointed out numerious times.

    :
    : : > Are you deliberately trying to be misleading or did you just forget?
    Next
    : > time post the whole thread.
    : > The module runs just fine on 32 bit systems but it does not prevent
    : > infection. According to MBAM, and I have tested this numerous times,
    it's
    : > real-time protection is supposed to prevent infection of malware that it
    : > normally detects in it's scans or that it has detections for in its
    : > database. It simply does does not work. If you have the paid version it
    is
    : > very easy to test by visiting a know malware site. MBAM should block it
    : > like
    : > Avast does. I even downloaded and installed some and MBAM allowed it. I
    : > then
    : > used MBAM to remove it. Test it for yourself. Yes I have reported to the
    : > MBAM folks.
    : > Here is the complete thread you left out and it was only a few weeks
    ago.
    : >
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.security.virus/browse_thread/thread/16f21a09f40a65f5?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=Under+64bit+editions+of+windows,+that%27s+correct.+The+resident+module
    : >
    : >
    : > --
    : > The Real Truth http://pcbutts1-therealtruth.blogspot.com/
    : > *WARNING* Do NOT follow any advice given by the people listed below.
    : > They do NOT have the expertise or knowledge to fix your issue. Do not
    : > waste your time.
    : > David H Lipman, Malke, PA Bear, Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Leythos.
    :
    :
    : It was pointed out to you recently that there is an error on your Blog
    TRT.
    :
    : Did you forget to correct same? ** indicates the missing "r"
    :
    : HTH
    :
    : About Me
    : I am a current Microsoft MVP I am part of the antivirus and spyware
    : community. I have been for 6 years. I am asked to help with scripts by
    many
    : of the regulars in the community. I write code for them and tell them to
    do
    : what they want with it. I don't have a problem with that, I do this for
    : free. My ce**tifications MCSE Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
    (MCSD)
    : MS certified Trainer (MCT) A+ Net+ Software Programmer Technical Writer
    :
    :
     
    Tom [Pepper] Willett, Feb 12, 2009
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  14. It has been fixed.

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    *WARNING* Do NOT follow any advice given by the people listed below.
    They do NOT have the expertise or knowledge to fix your issue. Do not waste
    your time.
    David H Lipman, Malke, PA Bear, Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Leythos.
     
    The Real Truth MVP, Feb 12, 2009
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  15. I believe that pcb's point in
    his initial response was clear
    and concise.

    no point in buying the program
    as well.

    but you are free to ultimately
    choose what and how to
    spend your money.

    ----------------

    regarding all the lash outs,

    as far as everyone is concerned,
    pcb has a right to refer himself and
    to others as the real truth most valuable
    player.

    obviously, trolls will be trolls and
    continues to make comments and
    attacks.

    unfortunately, it is unclear as to
    why microsoft mvp's lay claim
    and ownership of mvp when
    Microsoft does not:

    http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=mvp

    professionals should rely on
    professional standards and
    utilize references that professionals
    use.

    ------------------

    until some of the microsoft mvp's
    stopped their unprofessional attacks,

    they will be microsoft mvp's who
    will always be most un-valuable and
    not-professional and illegitimate
    Microsoft mvp awardees'.

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    "share the nirvana" - dbZen

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    db ´¯`·.. >, Feb 12, 2009
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  16. HTFiddler

    Peter Foldes Guest

    You still are an i**** . Nothing has changed that.
     
    Peter Foldes, Feb 12, 2009
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  17. HTFiddler

    ~BD~ Guest

    I was having trouble with my computer. So I called Eric, the 11 year old
    next door, whose bedroom looks like Mission Control and asked him to come
    over.

    Eric clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem.

    As he was walking away, I called after him, 'So, what was wrong?

    He replied, "It was an ID ten T error."

    I didn't want to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired, "An, ID ten T
    error? What's that? In case I need to fix it again."

    Eric grinned.... "Haven't you ever heard of an ID ten T error before?"

    "No," I replied.

    "Write it down," he said, "and I think you'll figure it out!"

    So I wrote down: I D 1 0 T


    I used to like Eric .............
     
    ~BD~, Feb 12, 2009
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  18. :
    : So I wrote down: I D 1 0 T
    :
    :
    : I used to like Eric .............
    :
    I like Eric...he's spot on, you Hoople Head.
     
    Tom [Pepper] Willett, Feb 12, 2009
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  19. why not?

    arrogant sob's appreciate
    each other.


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    - Systems Analyst
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    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces

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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
    db ´¯`·.. >, Feb 12, 2009
    #19
  20. you can provide me with
    the link of the site you
    are referring to?

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    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces

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    db ´¯`·.. >, Feb 14, 2009
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