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(03-01-2015, 12:36 AM)surferdude2 Wrote:
(02-28-2015, 11:42 PM)me50 Wrote: So, the big question is, can I have Trend Micro and Defender at the same time?

No. If you install and run two different AV programs at the same time, you will be vulnerable to attack and have performance issues as well.

I don't agree with the idea that two different AV programs make you more susceptible to attack in general, but it is very common for two AV programs at the same time, they may cause performance problems, so it's usually not a good idea.

BTW, malwarebytes free is different because you install it and only run it when you need to check something. It doesn't scan for malware when you run programs, only when you run a scan. You need a full time antivirus in addition to malwarebytes. It's usually OK to have both malwarebytes and another antivirus program on the same computer.
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(02-26-2015, 10:50 PM)surferdude2 Wrote: Yep, You've been hi-jacked by an imitation anti-virus program that will report that you have severe problems that they can fix if you buy their software. Download and install MalwareBytes Run it and allow it to quarantine everything it finds. Normally that will get you back to normal. This type of malware isn't as destructive as a virus so you're not in that category. If you have trouble downloading MalwareBytes due to the pop-up screen, hold down the ctrl key and press the F4 key. That should close the pop-up screen. Repeat as needed.

I tried to send you a PM but I can't do that so would you send one to me with the link to malwarebytes

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The link below will get you reliable information from a person that I regard as an expert since I have participated in a forum with him many years ago and he had a great reputation even then. His alias is Quietman7 and he has performed tens of thousands of responses for the purpose of helping users with their infected computers. As far as I'm concerned, he's the go to man when you need answers about AV programs. This link will get you his canned response that was rendered in a forum to covers a wide range of questions and will usually suffice to get you on the path to either get your system cleansed or to protect it from infection. I have found that his advice is accurate and reliable beyond any doubt so you can trust that what he says is backed up by many years of in-depth experience.

As we all know, or should know, there is no 100% effective AV program and there is no "one size fits all" program. Each person must decide what is best based on how much drag he will tolerate on the system versus the level of protection he feel is sufficient for his particular data.

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