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Old 06-14-2018, 11:14 PM
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Smart people, please help me again.

On my other thread, someone mentioned malwarebytes. I went here:


And saw that I had a choice of the free download for malware to I could buy a product that replaces my Norton anti-virus. Since I already have Norton, I thought I would try the download.

The first two times I downloaded it, it appeared in the box in the lower left-hand part of the screen as downloaded but did nothing when I clicked on it. The third time it didn't do anything, either, but I got a message from Norton saying it did not recommend I run this program because fewer than five Norton users have used it and it's only a week old.

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Old 06-15-2018, 11:30 AM
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The latest version might be less than a week old, as I think mine updated this week. The product itself is at least 10 or 15 years old, as that's how long I've been using it.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:41 AM
Location: Florida
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Norton might be stopping it from running.
Turn Norton off then try again.
Windows defender has probably been turned off by Norton. If you do not turn Norton back on then turn of Defender. I would not renew Norton as the free defender will do enough. I would not run the free Malwarebytes by itself. You should also use a program such as the Microsoft Defender.
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:06 PM
Location: Richardson, TX
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I use Windows Defender.

I had Malwarebytes as a secondary protection for a while, but I got sick of its incessant notifications.

Win 10 will only allow you to have one of them turned on at all times, and I'd definitely choose Defender over Norton.
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