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NSS conflicting with Malwarebytes Vista

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Rivenmaster, May 31, 2013.

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  1. Rivenmaster

    Rivenmaster Thread Starter

    May 31, 2013
    I just purchased Malwarebytes pro version because it had been such a good tool finding many things that Norton Security ignored or missed. I had been running the free version alongside of Norton for 6 months without an issue.

    After about two weeks of running the pro version suddenly today Norton tells me that there is a conflict and provides a button for me to un-install Malwarebytes.

    I have seen one older closed post about this same issue only with XP in this forum where someone said that Malwarebytes had asked Norton to remove that warning.

    For now I have configured Norton to ignore Malwarebytes Folder in it's scan. I can't believe that this warning is valid.

    Any feedback about this warning from Norton about conflicting with Malwarebytes would be appreciated!

    I'm running an Acer laptop with Vista.

  2. metallica5456

    metallica5456 Trusted Advisor

    Apr 1, 2013
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    If you purchased the PRO version, thats why. Norton has a resident scanner (constantly on) and so does Malwarebytes PRO. You cant have 2 ACTIVE scanners w/o conflicts. At least not that I've heard of. Especially with Norton, Norton has problems with pretty much everything IMO. Seeing as you said above that Norton has missed things in the past, possibly consider getting rid of it; and downloading AVG or Microsoft security essentials. They are both FREE OF CHARGE.
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Not to get off the subject here.

    The hard drive in your Acer laptop appears to be divided into equal size C and D partitions, and there appears to be a small amount of free space in both partitions.

    It's my guess you have a lot of personal data (photos, music, video, etc.) stored in that laptop.

    Hopefully, you have your personal data backed up in some reliable external media.

    If Windows crashes or the hard drive dies, you stand to lose it all.

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