Need Malwarebytes Alternative

clutchc

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Does anyone know of a good quality Malwarebytes alternative? One that....
1) has a lifetime license
2) can run real time
3) is US based
4) if not free, at least isn't $40/year like Malwarebytes
5) isn't a resource hog that will slow down my PC
 

Colif

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i haven't used malwarebytes all year, i hide behind ublock origin and don't download files from strange places, so I don't get malware. I use Bitdefender Internet Security so I expect it clears up anything I miss - its not as cheap as MWB but they do different things. I am not convinced you could run a PC without a better AV than defender and just use MWB, regardless of their advertising.

I can't offer a alternative that is cheaper or life time.
 

Paul NZ

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Wouldnt bother.If it aint broke why try and fix it.

If you dont want it running in the background and you think you have malware use adwcleaner

Yup ^ Dont get dodgy files / dont go to dodgy sites, you wont need one

Altho I wouldnt use Mbam 3 until they fix the crashing. Looks like a few people have been getting crashes with it lately

 

clutchc

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Maybe that is my problem. I have used MB for years with zero issues. This latest upgrade is buggy or something. Slows down my machine. I just went back to my older ver. 211 (lifetime license) and have had no issues. But I hate the nag pop-up wanting me to upgrade my version.
 
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