Win10 and Win7 is Malewarebytes or Bitdender a better all-around defense?

If you were to choose between Malwarebytes Premium plus Windows Defender or BitDefender primium,  which would you go with?
I've been  putting Malwarebytes Premium on my client's computers, running Win10 and Win7.  Malwarebytes seems to use quite a bit of system resources.  
It advertises that it works as an anti-virus too but I also enable Windows Defender, or run the free Avast with it on Win7 systems.
Any opinions?
Thanks,
Alan
Alan SilvermanOwnerAsked:
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Richie KnightSenior Network AnalystCommented:
If it were me I would probably stick with what you have out of those 3 options. With that said, there is a lot to be said about using Windows Defender as far as integration, small footprint and manageability is concerned. It's just a shame that it's not as effective as Malewarebytes.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
With Windows 7, stick with what you have as noted earlier.

With Windows 10, consider Windows Defender which has become a very strong Anti Virus in its own right.
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
Hi  alanlsilverman,
I've been  putting Malwarebytes Premium on my client's computers, running Win10 and Win7.  Malwarebytes seems to use quite a bit of system resources.
Curious. Could you define what you consider as being "quite a bit of system resources" ?

From the Windows 7 Pro system that I'm typing this on;

Task Manager - Win 7 Pro
In answer to your question;

I would recommend going with "Malwarebytes Premium plus Windows Defender." I've configured many Windows 10 systems with those two options, with never a problem.  Malwarebytes Premium is an excellent product, but I don't buy into their advertising hype that it makes antivirus' obsolete. It is designed to run alongside other AV tools after all.

It advertises that it works as an anti-virus too but I also enable Windows Defender, or run the free Avast with it on Win7 systems.
An excellent combination that I frequently recommend and also use myself with Win 7 systems. On my current Win 7 box, I have Avast Premium, Malwarebytes Premium, and SuperAntiSpyware, all 3 running with real-time protection enabled. No issues over the last 12 months or so.

Hope that's helpful.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
Bitdefender because of protected folders (app white-listing to write to document folders)
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Alan SilvermanOwnerAuthor Commented:
Does anyone use Norton or McAfee?  I was turned off to them decades ago because they were such resource hogs and, in the case of Norton, they made it so my clients couldn't get on the Internet.  (This might have been back in Win98SE times.)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
We do not use either but we do use Symantec Endpoint (not Norton consumer) at our clients. That works fine
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
I would not install Symantec, not even on my biggest enemy's devices
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That is not the advice of many which why it constantly is at the top of the comparison lists. It works very well.  I would not use it otherwise.
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Alan SilvermanOwnerAuthor Commented:
I've heard that the endpoint, the business product is good.  But I think we have to differentiate between that and the consumer product. Shaun, were  you talking about the business, consumer, or both?  And John, what is the cost of the product you put on your client's computers?  Are they all business or do you also have home and small business users?
Best,
Alan
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think it is about $25 or $30 per seat but you would need to check
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
and I can find many comparisons lists where it is not shown but more importantly, I have been burned too many times by it corrupting databases, screwing up shares and not being able to pickup polymorphic viruses

PS: I am talking about SEP and Norton
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Alan SilvermanOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all your help,
Alan
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help
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