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Running ESET NOD32 Antivirus alongside with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium

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Has anyone experienced this? Does it have a significant reduction in performance?

I know someone would answer like "never run two Antivirus software together"

My explanation would be something like from this guy:

Good evening my friends,

 

I have recently seen an abundance of questions regarding the usage of Malwarebytes and ESET together.

The old history of IT world has always been, never run two Antivirus software together.

The two big points regarding this are 1. Your system will slow down due to large amounts of resources given to protection software. 2. Its possible that real time scanning of the two might cause system halts landing on the same file or preventing execution together.

 

Some of the general pop. have experienced some concern with Malwarebytes possibly finding remnants or certain objects that ESET skipped or has not been added to their database. In my personal opinion of this, and i alone in this theory would like to answer with the possibility that Malwarebytes might have a larger index of Potentially Unwanted Applications then ESET, coupled with the strong registry object scans that Malwarebytes uses; and its a recipe for cleaning and not so much on the side of a payload file or main executable and/or service that is wreaking havoc. In my observations of finding 14 threats all with similar names and titles, Malwarebytes cleans and removes all files associated with the malware, including the registry entries corresponding.

I would like to share the following link for cleaning up Unwanted Software that ESET might not find, or decided was not software they felt made it into the blacklist of the VSD's.

 

Malware Removal Guides and Self Help Guides

 

On ESET's behalf i do feel that their database for Potentially Unwanted Applications is growing everyday.

 

The main reason for this guide is to make known that Malwarebytes is an Anti-Malware software solution, that covers a broad area of software that may potentially cause your computer harm, however it is not a Security Software nor an Antivirus solution that could be considered the only protection you use. The company has stated numerous times that its a solution that was built to be installed and ran along side your security protection.

 

ESET - Antivirus / Security software suite

Malwarebytes - Antimalware software

 

I would like to also include wiki's list of Antivirus software. Malwarebytes is not included in the list, and i can only speculate why its not. List of Antivirus protection.

 

As short and sweet as i can be, i don't run ESET without MBAM, and i would not run MBAM without ESET either.

They work together great for what we call layered protection.

Although Malwarebytes doesnt have a few things ESET has like Anti-phishing, or Rootkit detection they do still research and attempt preventative measures.

They have an Anti Exploit program. A rootkit program.

A Blog page similar to WeLiveSecurity.

Online Backup Solutions

They also have Endpoint and Enterprise Business platforms too.

 

Now for the comparison chart, which is aimed at Only the Home version of Nod32 vs Malwarebytes Free

Smart Security vs Malwarebytes PRO

The differences are from what i know publicly and what is built into the apps alone. Any corrections that should or need to be made will be made just PM me. This is simply to suggest it would not be a great idea to dismiss ESET and expect the same amount of protection without it.

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Computer Protection Comparison Chart

Windows Operating Systems

ESET – Security & Antivirus Software- (est. 1992): ESET's first product was NOD, an antivirus software for computers running msdos. In 1998, ESET introduced NOD32 1.0 for Windows, with version 2.0 following in 2003. It is now 2014 and ESET continues to provide protection in a number of environments including mobile and social. ESET has everything from firewall protection to server and gateway protection. Parental controls, cloud and live-grid protection, even OSX protection. ESET should be categorized as a Security company with security software, not antivirus protection alone.

Malwarebytes – Anti-malware Software- (est. 2004): MBAM claims to find malware that many other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs miss, including rogue security software, adware , and spyware. MBAM scans in batch mode, rather than scanning all files opened, reducing interference if on-demand anti-virus software is also running on the computer. The paid version can perform scheduled scans, automatically scan files when opened, block IP addresses of malicious web sites, and quickly scan only open services, programs and device drivers. Malwarebytes is categorized as an anti-malware software alone.

 

Except my main concern is only about "ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7" and "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium" running together, so forget the ESET Security and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free.

My main concern is if it has noticeable reduction in system performance when running the two together?

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Hi Miinii,

 

I would love the chance to hear from other users besides myself, and i assume that is the intention here.

 

I use Premium Malwarebytes with real-time protection, and i use ESET Smart Security, (currently).

 

I receive no hit in performance at all using the two simultaneously. ( This is with a Core2 Quad, 8GB Ram, Solid SSD, Win7 home prem. 64bit) ( I also use the combo around the office with no reduction in perf.)

Have also never experienced a performance hit running Malwarebytes with Nod32, because that is what i used previously before upgrading to ESET Smart Security.

 

I encourage anyone else running the two products to give their 2 cents here. :)

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I am running two of them and I had not notice any slow downs.   Nod is great and it my 5th year of using it and MB premium is great also, they work together very well.  :)

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I have just recently recieved a boot degradation error on the mbam service at startup. The degrade was 14 seconds at startup, so I am going to try and delay the mbam startup as there is a setting for that in their dashboard. Other than that no performance hits.

I just wanted to point out that i reset the MBAM protection to delay for 15 seconds at startup. The setting is in "Advanced Settings" and it is defaulted at 15 seconds so that is where i left it. I completely shutddown my laptop and then booted and the startup was 38 seconds in Event Viewer Boot times. No degrade.

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I do like that feature julio is referring to.

Its similar to the Delayed service start, which is 2 min after the last service starts. However the 15 second or similar feature in mbam is pretty nice for compatibility reasons.

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I have been running ESET AV with MBAM (1.75) and noticed no slowdown whatsoever. (Intel i7 3770, 8GB of RAM and system on SSD). Will try it again.

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This should be a Forum Sticky as MBAM Premium and ESET AV play well together. 

From my travels in other Forums where both software versions are discussed - no one has noted any conflicts.

 

 

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This should be a Forum Sticky as MBAM Premium and ESET AV play well together. 

From my travels in other Forums where both software versions are discussed - no one has noted any conflicts.

 

That's not the case of Windows XP. Mbam.sys used to freeze the system after connecting an external USB drive.

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This should be a Forum Sticky as MBAM Premium and ESET AV play well together. 

From my travels in other Forums where both software versions are discussed - no one has noted any conflicts.

 

That's not the case of Windows XP. Mbam.sys used to freeze the system after connecting an external USB drive.

 

 

Noted although many with Windows XP force the issue despite incompatibility.

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There is no problem with compatibility (win 7 64bit) but there is a noticeable slowdown when browsing internet.

 

Yet, I never ever had a detection from MBAM BEFORE ESET, so , I would say is a waste of resources to run both of them in real time.

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My computer guy installed both Malwarebytes and Eset NOD 3 yrs. ago. I've never had a problem. The ESET license was in his name so when it expired recently, I deleted it and installed the trial version of NOD so I would have some control. First few days was fine although the trial doesn't have all the features (which I get). Next thing I know, I have registry problems. I'm not a programmer, just a user. Took me 2 days to figure out how to find/fix the registry (I ended up doing a restore). Now I've been back & forth with ESET who kept misreading my messages. Finally they got it - Device driver software was not successfully installed. They sent me 3 pages of instructions which I need to print in order to do whatever it is they want done. It's says it's 'printable'. Well, it's not 'printable'. I've used my printer all week - documents, e-mails, coupons, etc. with no problem. My printer says Eset is printing - it's not. It's the only thing that won't print and tells me it's something to do with the printer. If that's the case, how come I can print everything else? I also re-ran the disk that came with the printer. It's fine. I read the directions via their link to this error msg. - it says to check Windows Update. Windows has nothing to do with it. I have it set on automatic update BUT I also go in and check Windows update daily for any updates.

Again, I've never had a problem with running both but I have a gut feeling that my computer is now totally screwed up.

Question - I want to give this one more shot - the computer guy will charge me more than I can afford. Can I uninstall ESET Trial and try to reinstall it again?? I have 18 days left on the trial - I don't expect ESET to give me more days. I've purchased Malwarebytes and won't be getting rid of it. I've been up until 3 AM for 4 days trying to fix this.

I'm really tired - I can operate a computer but in order to install a lousy anti-virus, I'd need a PH.d. I have plenty of other question too but need to address this problem first. Thanks.

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I love XP but remember this - Windows is no longer going to support XP. I had a problem with Windows 7, ended up actually talking to a tech at Microsoft. We got into a discussion where I told him I didn't like 7 - well, he doesn't like it either. In fact, he keeps XP on his own home computers and won't upgrade. He has the advantage - he knows how to fix it lol....

 

Keep XP and pretty soon, you'll be on your own. 7 still stinks and I can only imagine how bad 8 is. Good luck !!!

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Hi Miinii,

 

I would love the chance to hear from other users besides myself, and i assume that is the intention here.

 

I use Premium Malwarebytes with real-time protection, and i use ESET Smart Security, (currently).

 

I receive no hit in performance at all using the two simultaneously. ( This is with a Core2 Quad, 6GB Ram, Solid SSD, Win7 home prem.) ( I also use the combo around the office with no reduction in perf.)

Have also never experienced a performance hit running Malwarebytes with Nod32, because that is what i used previously before upgrading to ESET Smart Security.

 

I encourage anyone else running the two products to give their 2 cents here. :)

 

Here you go; I have 5 computers-4 Windows 7 64bit and 1 computer Vista 32bit.

 

All have MBAM Premium 2.0.2.1012 and NOD32 7.0.317.4 amd I have absolutely no problems. :)

My 2 centa

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