Find and crush threats from your devices, and protect your online privacy.
Yes, antivirus and a VPN protect different things. Antivirus and anti-malware technology like Malwarebytes Premium protects devices against the barrage of online threats out there, things like viruses, ransomware, or spyware.
A Virtual Private Network or VPN gives you privacy for your data as you're using your device. When you are connected to the Internet, your activity is attached to your IP (Internet Protocol) address. Additionally, if you're using a shared Internet connection like public WiFi at a coffee shop or hotel, other people on the network could potentially see your activity. What a VPN does is routes your online traffic through its own servers, so the activity looks like it's coming from there rather than your own IP. A VPN typically also encrypts your data for additional security.
So having both antivirus protection and a VPN gives you two different ways to protect both the devices that you use (your computer, smartphone, or tablet) and the data that gets shared online.
No, a VPN and antivirus software are two different things. VPNs have become a common way of protecting your online privacy by masking your IP address and encrypting your data. This gives you anonymity online, and protection when you're using a shared WiFi connection. Antivirus protects your device like your computer or smartphone from threats that you can encounter online, like malicious downloads, ransomware, spyware, or computer viruses.
VPNs are great tools to protect your online privacy, but antivirus/anti-malware software is what can block malware from your devices.
Yes, antivirus and a VPN can work together, and it's a good idea to use both, as they protect different things in different ways. Antivirus protects your devices from online threats like viruses and malware, and a VPN protects your online privacy by masking your IP address and encrypting your online activity data.
Malwarebytes free version enables you to scan and remove threats from your device, but it doesn't give you on-going, real-time threat protection like Malwarebytes Premium does. You can take free trials of both Malwarebytes Premium and Malwarebytes Privacy VPN before you subscribe.
Malwarebytes Premium and Malwarebytes Privacy VPN give you the following:
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