Malwarebytes VS AVG (Free) Which One?

gumbob3

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Just build my new PC, and installed Windows 10. I would like to install an antivirus ASAP. I have used both AVG Free, and Malwarebytes Free. I know that Malwarebytes is anti malware (which includes antivirus). If I download Malwarebytes, do I also need to get AVG? Or will it just be a waste and slow my PC down a bit? Thanks!
 

Phillip Corcoran

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium does not include an AV component, so you'll need to install AV software too (they will not conflict with each other):
https://www.malwarebytes.com/antimalware/

I wouldn't choose AVG though, I don't rate it very highly at all, plus I've seen it cause considerable startup delays on some systems.

I've installed Avast Free on my wife's laptop as it's simple to use yet very effective:
https://www.avast.com/en-gb/index

On my laptop and desktop PC I'm using Comodo Internet Security (includes AV) 'cos I need something that's more user-configurable & it has comprehensive security features:
https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php?track=8234

Edit: Ralston18 is correct in saying that you shouldn't have two memory-resident AV softwares installed at the same time, but Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium does not have an AV component (read the description on their website) so it won't conflict with AV software.
 

Ralston18

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I avoid running two AV applications at the same time.

I run Trend Macro continuously but then run Malwarebytes every few days or so just as a precaution.

So run AVG as you wish. Install Malwarebytes but do not let it start at boot time. That will allow you to have it available to run whenever you deem appropriate.
 

Phillip Corcoran

Splendid
Moderator
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium does not include an AV component, so you'll need to install AV software too (they will not conflict with each other):
https://www.malwarebytes.com/antimalware/

I wouldn't choose AVG though, I don't rate it very highly at all, plus I've seen it cause considerable startup delays on some systems.

I've installed Avast Free on my wife's laptop as it's simple to use yet very effective:
https://www.avast.com/en-gb/index

On my laptop and desktop PC I'm using Comodo Internet Security (includes AV) 'cos I need something that's more user-configurable & it has comprehensive security features:
https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php?track=8234

Edit: Ralston18 is correct in saying that you shouldn't have two memory-resident AV softwares installed at the same time, but Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium does not have an AV component (read the description on their website) so it won't conflict with AV software.
 


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