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    I'm considering installing AnitMailwarebytes Pro (freeware). I have several questions about using it with Windows 7 64-bit.

    Is it compatible with my OS? I used it with Win XP and have to install again if it's safe and an excellent program.

    WOT reported it to be unsafe.,

    What's the opinion of other posters about using this product?

    I searched this forum but most found where about using it with Win XP.


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    Are you referring to Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware or to something else?

    == Edit ==

    The reason I ask if that if I search for the exact subject of this thread, it turns up some malware: "AntiMalware Pro" - Google Search.

    == Edit ==

    Subject line of this thread updated based on the below.

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    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware come in two versions, a free and a "full version".
    The website sites version compatibility in Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit.
    Look through it's documentation for differences between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    Are you referring to Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware or to something else?

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    The reason I ask if that if I search for the exact subject of this thread, it turns up some malware: "AntiMalware Pro" - Google Search.
    Yes, that's what I asking about. I searched the forum but did not search Google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Rossmere View Post
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware come in two versions, a free and a "full version".
    The website sites version compatibility in Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit.
    Look through it's documentation for differences between the two.

    What is WOT?
    Thank you Clint, I read the difference between the free and full. It seems that the Anti-Malware protection module requires registration. So it seems that the free version does not have that protection. What good is it if it doesn't?

    WOT means Web of Trust which I am using. There saying that the site has a bad repution is a false/positive. I choose to ignore the warning and the site loaded.
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    Web of Trust (WOT) is a pretty good Firefox add-on for rating the safety of web sites.
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    Hi Gloria :

    The "Free" version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, which I use, is
    considered an "on-demand" scanner . There are very few security
    programs that provide real-time protection for free . To investigate
    potential conflict(s) with any of your other programs, it would be wise
    to read through the information at
    http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index...howtopic=10138 .

    And when it comes to a Site "checker", I prefer the FREE Finjan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Shepard View Post
    Web of Trust (WOT) is a pretty good Firefox add-on for rating the safety of web sites.
    Actually WOT is available for IE as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    I'm considering installing AnitMailwarebytes Pro (freeware). I have several questions about using it with Windows 7 64-bit.

    Is it compatible with my OS? I used it with Win XP and have to install again if it's safe and an excellent program.

    WOT reported it to be unsafe.,

    Be careful!!!! Antimalwarebytes Pro is NOT Malwarebytes Antimalware. I believe they utilize Google searches to drive people to their web site by naming their product similar to Malwarebytes, but it is NOT the same product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    Be careful!!!! Antimalwarebytes Pro is NOT Malwarebytes Antimalware. I believe they utilize Google searches to drive people to their web site by naming their product similar to Malwarebytes, but it is NOT the same product.
    WOW! I think you have saved me from making a heap, big mistake. The names were so similar and I may have installed something I wasn't looking for. No wonder WOT called the site unsafe, I chose to ignore the warning and visted it anyway. Thank goodness I decided to ask about it here first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    WOW! I think you have saved me from making a heap, big mistake. The names were so similar and I may have installed something I wasn't looking for. No wonder WOT called the site unsafe, I chose to ignore the warning and visted it anyway. Thank goodness I decided to ask about it here first.

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    I almost made the same mistake while getting Malwarebytes after my Win 7 upgrades. I just thought it looked funny and investigated a little bit more. Glad I took the time as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    Thank you Clint, I read the difference between the free and full. It seems that the Anti-Malware protection module requires registration. So it seems that the free version does not have that protection. What good is it if it doesn't?
    They're (the real ones) both superior products. Registration doesn't = protection. I don't know if they provide support with registration of the paid product, but you don't really need support. Support is for programs that malfunction or are difficult to use.

    There's another imitator out there. Iobits is a Chinese company that's been accused of stealing the MBAM definitions. I think they call it Iobits Security. MBAM tested them by making up some phony definitions with their own strange names. Sure enough, they appeared soon in the Iobits program, although they were not out in the wild.
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    I've been running Malwarebytes (free version) for about 2 months now on my Windows 7 machine. No problem installing, and no problems since.

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    That's good to hear about MBAM. They keep it updated.

    BTW--about WOT. They do make mistakes with good sites or sites on the margin occasionally. Their ratings are based on user input, and not all users are unbiased. Or a site might be rated for being not child-friendly, and that might not interest you at all. But as a whole, it's pretty good.

    Has anyone compared WOT ratings to Mcafee Site Advisor ratings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RochelleP View Post
    That's good to hear about MBAM. They keep it updated.

    BTW--about WOT. They do make mistakes with good sites or sites on the margin occasionally. Their ratings are based on user input, and not all users are unbiased. Or a site might be rated for being not child-friendly, and that might not interest you at all. But as a whole, it's pretty good.

    Has anyone compared WOT ratings to Mcafee Site Advisor ratings?
    Rochelle, I don't think they made a mistake when they warned me about AMWB Pro. I ran my antivirus program today and Webroot InternetSsecurity Essentials found a trojan. Could it have come from that Pro program? Then again, maybe not, because I understand that trojans come in email attachments. I'll have to look elsewhere to find the culprut.

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