System Mechanic VS Malwarebytes

[ad]Dear Computer Lady,

I have Systems Mechanic on my computer… Do I also need Malware Bites too?

Thank you for your response.


Dear Juliet,

Actually, System Mechanic and Malwarebytes are programs that do two different things. Let’s take a look at each one.

System Mechanic is a tune-up utility that performs tasks like defragging the hard drive, cleaning up the registry, and fine tuning CPU and RAM usage. It will keep your computer running smoothly, but unless you have the Pro version, which includes an antivirus and antiSpyware, it will not protect you from Malware.

Malwarebytes is an anti-malware program that protects you from online threats. It also blocks hacking and phishing attempts and blocks malicious websites.

I don’t run a tune-up utility on my personal computer because I know how to do those tasks without purchasing a program, but I do run the premium version of Malwarebytes on my computer because anyone using the internet needs all the protection they can get from online threats.



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