A rule of thumb for antivirus users has always been that you do not run two AVs at the same time, because they could potentially interfere with each other’s operations. Many of our users have thought the same way about Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, though this is not the case.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is an additional protection, used to catch what antivirus products don’t; which is why we call ourselves Anti-Malware rather than an antivirus.
Even though we have had some issues in the past as far as certain AVs detecting our application as something malicious, every time we receive reports of this type of behavior, we reach out to the AVs and work with them until their product allows our product to run.
To show you some proof of our additional protection and compatibility with traditional antivirus products, we have created a sheet to show you whom we work with:
As you can see from the chart above, we work side by side with some of the most popular antivirus products out there, including AVG, Kaspersky, McAfee, MSE and Symantec. From day one, we here at Malwarebytes have developed our product with the extra protection goal in mind.
Think of your traditional antivirus as a seat belt, protecting you from possible accidents, then think of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as the air bag, an additional precaution that protects you from what the seat belt can not, when you need it the most.
If you come across an AV that does not seem to be working well with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, please let us know via our forums and we can work with the AV in question to make sure your system is doubly protected and you can surf worry free in the dreary forest we call the internet.
Thanks for reading and stay safe!