Is Malwarebytes an Antivirus Program?

I see some people recommending Malwarebytes as an antivirus solution.  Malwarebytes is not meant to be your only antivirus program, in fact, malwarebytes is not considered an antivirus program at all.  This line is from an admin on the official Malwarebytes forums:

“The majority of the research that goes into MBAM (malwarebytes) is based on what the Antivirus vendors are failing on most frequently.  This allows us to keep a smaller database and prevents conflicts with antivirus software. The only thing MBAM does not do is to unpatch system files as this is the job of your dedicated antivirus software. MBAM is designed to work along side your existing antivirus software, not conflict or compete with it.”Malwarebytes is designed to work WITH your antivirus software to plug the holes it is missing.  If you think you have a virus, you should look to a good antivirus program like AVG, Avast or Avira.  All of these programs offer a free version to home users.  You can search for them on Google or go to the download page below.  Don’t get the wrong idea, I love Malwarebytes and think it is an awesome program.  My tech friends and I have been using Malwarebytes for a long time and it works great as long as you use it as it was intended. The next time you see someone asking about which antivirus program they should use and the first poster recommends they use only malwarebytes, make sure you post next and let them know the error of their ways.

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Here is a link to the official malwarebytes forum where the quote was taken from.

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