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    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 9th Sep 17, 12:12 PM
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    Malwarebytes & Bitdefender
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    • 9th Sep 17, 12:12 PM
    Malwarebytes & Bitdefender 9th Sep 17 at 12:12 PM
    I have downloaded Malwarebyes and bought a 1 year licence as advised here http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5705956

    I was also as advised and downloaded Bitdefender.

    However Bitdefender id trying to remove Malwarebytes.

    Why?

    If these are not compatable - why? and cound someone please suggest a removal tool for bitdefender
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    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 9th Sep 17, 12:22 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 12:22 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 12:22 PM
    Having multiple real time scanners working at the same time is not a good idea. Decide which one you want to do realtime scanning and disable realtime scanning on the other one.

    For future reference if you're running Windows 10 then Windows Defender is more than enough.
    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 9th Sep 17, 12:44 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 12:44 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 12:44 PM
    However Bitdefender is trying to remove Malwarebytes.
    Originally posted by aardvaak
    Don't know about any incompatibility but nothing wrong with Bitdefender as an ANTI-VIRUS product (and better than Windows).
    The Malwarebytes that I have used in the past was NOT AN ANTI-VIRUS product and typically used as a MALWARE scanner; I don't use the real-time malware scanning component(s).
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 9th Sep 17, 3:45 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 3:45 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 3:45 PM
    I use the paid for Malwarebytes alongside the included Win 10 A/V. There is no clash between them. Unlike the free version, the paid for M/Bytes monitors files and activities in real time, it appears to be far more effective than a typical anti-virus and program.
    • aardvaak
    • By aardvaak 9th Sep 17, 4:24 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 4:24 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 4:24 PM
    Could someone please suggest a removal tool for bitdefender?
    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 9th Sep 17, 4:52 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 4:52 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 4:52 PM
    Could someone please suggest a removal tool for bitdefender?
    Originally posted by aardvaak
    Does the standard uninstall fail? (Control Panel -> Uninstall a program);
    Uninstaller (you need to know what product you installed!) -> https://www.bitdefender.com/uninstall/

    If still stuck Google "revo uninstaller free"
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    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 9th Sep 17, 5:20 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 5:20 PM
    It does just uninstall via the usual methods, no need for any special 'tool'.
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    • abibee
    • By abibee 9th Sep 17, 7:51 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 7:51 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 7:51 PM
    I had exactly the same problem the other week, tried installing Bitdefender free on a laptop, and it wanted to remove Malwarebytes, so I cancelled the install and went with Panda free instead, no problems with that.

    Though the install was cancelled, there was leftover a 'register bitdefender free' screen on the computer, oh well.
    • Sicard
    • By Sicard 10th Sep 17, 10:34 AM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 10:34 AM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 10:34 AM
    It does just uninstall via the usual methods, no need for any special 'tool'.
    Originally posted by RumRat
    I uninstalled BitDefender via usual methods because I wanted the boot-time scan facility of Avast which does pick up things missed by a windows scan. There was one file left somewhere which I couldn't get rid of which threw up an error message when closing down. Now I've used the BD uninstall tool it's gone.
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    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 10th Sep 17, 7:49 PM
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    I uninstalled BitDefender via usual methods because I wanted the boot-time scan facility of Avast which does pick up things missed by a windows scan. There was one file left somewhere which I couldn't get rid of which threw up an error message when closing down. Now I've used the BD uninstall tool it's gone.
    Originally posted by Sicard
    When I uninstalled from my laptop it left nothing and I have had no problems. I guess it may be one of those things that either does or doesn't, who knows?
    I still have it on my office PC, but, the only thing I've uninstalled there was 'Home Scan'.
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    • Sicard
    • By Sicard 11th Sep 17, 8:39 AM
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    When I uninstalled from my laptop it left nothing and I have had no problems. I guess it may be one of those things that either does or doesn't, who knows?
    I still have it on my office PC, but, the only thing I've uninstalled there was 'Home Scan'.
    Originally posted by RumRat
    I spoke too soon, the error message has returned on shut down. It's not a huge problem so I can live with it
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 11th Sep 17, 9:36 AM
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    Malwarebytes FREE + Bitdefender free


    OR


    Malwarebytes Premium + Windows defender (Built in)
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 11th Sep 17, 6:25 PM
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    I have Bitdefender Free and MBAM Corporate/Enterprise (v1.something - got it free via a link here at MSE quite some time back) ... both work happily in tandem.
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    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 11th Sep 17, 7:57 PM
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    dont use either of these. what am i missing???
    Last edited by dipsomaniac; 11-09-2017 at 8:04 PM.
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    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 11th Sep 17, 8:11 PM
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    Bitdefender - a highly rated free AV product.
    Malwarebytes - a highly rated malware detector and remover; can be run as a stand-alone product (when malware is suspected) or there is a real-time monitor variant.
    Last edited by grumpycrab; 11-09-2017 at 10:48 PM.
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