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    EMET vs Malwarebytes

    I currently run Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes on a Win 7 machine. There seem to be several good reviews in the Lounge for the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit. I am not really sure how it compares with Malwarebytes, and just need a reasonable level of protection and would appreciate comments as to whether I would be better off running MSE with EMA?
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    See this KB article The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit for more information about EMET. It is NOT a piece of anti-malware software that scans and detects infections. From the webpage:

    "The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a utility that helps prevent vulnerabilities in software from being successfully exploited. EMET achieves this goal by using security mitigation technologies. These technologies function as special protections and obstacles that an exploit author must defeat to exploit software vulnerabilities. These security mitigation technologies do not guarantee that vulnerabilities cannot be exploited. However, they work to make exploitation as difficult as possible to perform."

    See the remainder of the article for usage and risks.

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    Thanks, Joe. I may try it, but am concerned about possible problems with three security progs running at the same time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpollock View Post
    Thanks, Joe. I may try it, but am concerned about possible problems with three security progs running at the same time!
    EMET shouldn't conflict with any antivirus program:

    My antivirus application is complaining about EMET GUI.
    EMET GUI queries all the processes to get their DEP status. We are aware that rarely, antivirus software may flag this behavior when they detect it on their own process.
    EMET is not trying to do anything harmful so you can just allow this and EMET will still work.

    Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 4.0 User Guide; 6 Frequently Asked Questions; 6.4 General Questions

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    I run EMET with Norton 360 on Windows 7 Pro. I periodically run Malwarebytes to double check Norton 360. As far as I can tell, EMET causes no problems. I have run EMET for a couple of years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpollock View Post
    I currently run Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes on a Win 7 machine. There seem to be several good reviews in the Lounge for the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit. I am not really sure how it compares with Malwarebytes, and just need a reasonable level of protection and would appreciate comments as to whether I would be better off running MSE with EMA?
    If you want to improve security, I'd seriously consider ditching MSE and going with a better product. I use Trend Micro. It costs me around $50 per year, but I believe I'm getting good protection, so I don't mind paying something for it.

    Microsoft recently admitted that they don't put much work into MSE:

    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...f-comparatives

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    The least intrusive (least annoying) free anti-virus program for us has been AVAST. Although AVG and Avira work well, they are more annoying in practice. And, MalwareBytes is always recommended as a second on-demand scanner, for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    Microsoft recently admitted that they don't put much work into MSE:
    It seems that Microsoft's statement was received by the media in a very negative light. That was not the intended effect of their statement - see this post from a former Microsoft employee who has contacted the original source of the official Microsoft statement that sparked all this off to clarify exactly what it means: http://askleo.com/do-i-need-to-stop-...ty-essentials/

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