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    Default Spybot vs. Windows Defender

    I asked, in a ticket, about Spybot defeating or locking out Windows Defender. The reply was a quite understandable: "MS won't allow WD to run with any other AV program running." Got that. But...

    Malwarebytes has a procedure that puts MBAM under WD's radar, and the two very much coexist. As soon as I added Spybot to the mix... WD said no way. So... what the heck did MBAM do that Spybot can't or hasn't done?

    Quote Originally Posted by MBAM Support
    [/...]Please do the following to reinstall Malwarebytes in a proper way:

    Make sure, that your Antivirus software (Norton, Avast, Kaspersky… ect.) is switched off or uninstalled during the whole process!

    If you can run Malwarebytes 3.0 make sure, that the Selfe-Protection module is disabled. Settings —> Protection —> scroll down to “Enable self-protection…”, slide the switch to “Off”.

    If you can not run Malwarebytes 3.0, continue this workaround.

    1. Uninstall Version 3.0 from the Windows control panel —> uninstall programs
    2. Run our clean uninstaller tool mbam_clean.exe, you can download from this link below:

    https://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mb_clean

    3. Restart your computer and download the newest version from here:

    https://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mb3/

    Proceed with the installation after uninstalling the previous version.

    Note: If you get an error message about a file, which can not be replaced, click on “IGNORE”.

    Restart your machine and test whether the issues persist.[/...]
    Let the fun begin...
    Eat more moose. 17,392 wolves can't be wrong...

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    Hello RBEmerson,
    Quote Originally Posted by RBEmerson View Post
    Let the fun begin...
    It is not a contest, the software has a different nature.

    https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topi...dows-defender/

    Best regards.
    Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2018-
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    Microsoft Consumer Security MVP 2006-2016

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    Well then, that's the answer to the question.
    Eat more moose. 17,392 wolves can't be wrong...

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