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Old 18-10-18, 21:33
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Where did you get your info from that it wasn't going to be generally rolled out ?

I got my 1809 after doing a manual check for updates where it came down the line, so I think it was safe to assume that I would have gotten it naturally at some point in time had it not been found to be defective and pulled.

Same here.
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I'm not sure how Windows 10 has become part of a thread about Malwarebytes!

I found the part of the Malwarebytes letter particularly interesting where it says this
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While the free version gets rid of infections, the premium version stops them before they happen.
Presumably if the Free version of Malwarebytes doesn't flag up any infections to get rid of, then they aren't there. Either that, or Norton Internet Security stopped them before they happened.

Using the link given by Roger in post #20, the page I reached showed that Malwarebytes Free "complements antivirus" whereas with the 2 Premium options it says "Replaces antivirus". Since neither Norton nor Malwarebytes ever flags up anthing more serious than tracking cookies, I don't feel inclined to fork out for another "real time" security program. Norton does give occasional false positives though. All of these links go to Malwarebytes one way or another:

Can Malwarebytes 3.0 Replace Anti-Virus - Malwarebytes 3 Support Forum - Malwarebytes Forums

Announcing Malwarebytes 3.0, a next-generation antivirus replacement - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs

MBAM 3.0 and av-comparatives.org - Malwarebytes 3 Support Forum - Malwarebytes Forums

The 3rd link is quite a long read.
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Old 18-10-18, 23:57
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I haven't paid for antivirus or antimalware software in many years. My last infection was when I had the paid version of Norton AV installed over 20 years ago.
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It's a known fact that AV programs cannot be 100% effective because of what is out in the wild, but I think they will have evolved considerably in 20 years.
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It's a known fact that AV programs cannot be 100% effective because of what is out in the wild, but I think they will have evolved considerably in 20 years.
I agree. I think that the free stuff has also evolved.
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I've never had a bad infection, but that doesn't mean I never will. All the same, I'm not prepared to pay for something else as well as Norton unless I can be convinced that it's really necessary.
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If the later versions of MBAM Premium can replace AV programs then it would be unwise to run it alongside an existing installed AV program, as I think we all know that can lead to anomalous problems.
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Not for me it doesn`t as can be seen by my comment in post #20.
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Not for me it doesn`t as can be seen by my comment in post #20.
I see from one of Madeline's articles that they have built in compatibility to other 3rd party AV programs which will prevent the usual problems that arise from running two AV programs.

I still won't be buying it though.
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I see from one of Madeline's articles that they have built in compatibility to other 3rd party AV programs which will prevent the usual problems that arise from running two AV programs.
The various links already given have shown that MWB is NOT primarily an AV program.
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