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Discussion in 'General Security' started by win2kpro, Jan 6, 2013.

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  1. win2kpro

    win2kpro Thread Starter

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    I recently installed G DATA antivirus on my machines. With my previous antivirus I was also running MALWAREBYTES in real time. Now that I am running G DATA does anyone feel that it is still necessary to run MALWAREBYTES in real time?
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Well G Data is only an antivirus, and Malwarebytes covers malware. Two different things. And Malwarebytes says is works well with others. So I would keep Malwarebytes.
     
  3. win2kpro

    win2kpro Thread Starter

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    What the G DATA site says is this;

    "G Data AntiVirus 2013 offers the best possible instant protection against viruses, Trojans and other malware using a modern, intelligent combination of two antivirus scan engines, cloud technology and system monitoring." I don't know what MALWAREBYTES would cover that's not covered by G DATA.
     
  4. Glaswegian

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    I've never heard of G Data although they appear to be legit. I would be reluctant to rely on something that is new and relatively untested. There are plenty of tried and tested (and rated) AVs around.

    MBAM is an on-demand scanner - it's a useful tool that can be run on a regular basis as a check. Remember, no one single programme will protect you or catch everything. Security needs to multi-layered using a variety of tools, common sense being the most inportant.
     
  5. Phantom010

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    G Data has been around for quite a while, and has been often very well rated. I've never had any personal experience with it, but I would tend to trust it.
     
  6. win2kpro

    win2kpro Thread Starter

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    Check AV Compartives, it is highly rated.
     
  7. Glaswegian

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    Fair enough - haven't visited AV Comparatives for quite a while.

    Doesn't affect the rest of my previous post though.
     
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