Avast and MSE

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I've been running Avast! free home version simultaneously with Microsoft
Security Essentials for at least a year.  Today, Avast keeps identifying C:
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft
Antimalware\Definition Updates\DBD-B6ADA-........as a suspicious file, and
then the MSE system tray icon turns orange.  When I open MSE (it's already
running, all the time), it shows that my computer may be at risk because I
haven't run a scan in a long time.  I have, just an hour ago.  It does show
that all my definitions are up to date, which they are.  If I run a scan,
all is well again, but within 30 minutes, Avast! pops up, and the cycle
begins.

Any ideas?

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Never, never run two on-line anti-virus programs at the same time.
You have now found out why.

Select one and remove the other.

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Fred W. (NL)

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Please read "real-time" anti-virus programs.
 ;-)

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Fred W. (NL)

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On 5/30/2011 12:15 PM, Boris wrote:
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If the file contains no personal data, upload the file to VirusTotal for
more advices.

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Boris wrote:

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FredW has provided you with the answer that usually causes the
behaviour you describe.

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Boris wrote:
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This is one of the reasons that it is not recommended to have two 'on
access' resident scanners running. You could exclude that particular
location from being scanned, and get rid of that symptom, but there's
sure to be other possible problems with running both programs.

If you are really happy to have both, use one as 'on demand' only and
you can schedule the scans. You may still have one detecting parts of
the other as malware though unless you set up exclusions. At least they
won't be competing for the same resources, which is one of the other
problems with having two 'on access' resident scanners.

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On Mon, 30 May 2011 04:15:12 +0000 (UTC), Boris wrote:

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Keep avast! and dump MSE.

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Thanks for all the replies.

The problem began after a Windows Update stalled, and I had to force a
shut down.  When I cold booted, the desktop came up, but clicking on
Start or any desktop icons did a thing.  I booted into safe mode, and
tried a restore point just before the stall, but still no luck.  I
finally restored back to a week ago, and everything came up, and worked,
but I now had the problem I wrote about.

Because MSE reported that the scan engine and definitions were up to
date, but that I hadn't run a scan in a long time, even though I had 30
minutes earlier, I tried runnning a scan once more.  That's when I
noticed that the scan only took about one minute, and reported no
threats, and the MSE system icon returned to its normal green color.  
But, 30 minutes later, the cycle started again.

Since noticing that the MSE scan only took a minute or so, I decided to
uninstall MSE, go out and download a fresh MSE file, and reinstall clean.

I did, and all is now well.  Both Avast! free home edition and MSE
peacefully coexist in real time.

Thanks again.

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Which is NOT the correct thing to do  :-(


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Dave
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Don't be so parochial.

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I'm stating a fact.  It is contraindicated to have more than one fully installed
anti
virus applications installed on any given platform performing both "On Access"
and "On
Demand" scanning.


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I accept that fact.

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That's all I can say...  :-)


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Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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You know it is silly to do what you do and your reaction is misplaced.

If any person has the right to be "parochial" it is David H. Lipman.
(and please never change the subject of a thread)
 :-(

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Fred W. (NL)

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I don't believe, let alone know, that it is at all silly, but perhaps my
reaction was misplaced.  

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I'm willing to widen my efforts and think 'out of the box'.  Others may
not in this case, and I understand that.

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Years ago, I saw a poster amend his subjet with the word 'SOLVED', about
20 posts down in a 50 post thread.  I think it was in a Microsoft ng.  I
liked that because I didn't have to read 20 posts to get to the answer.  
I've been doing it since.  My newsreader also keeps the amended titled
post in sequence.

BTW, I prefer top posting, but know what flames that would bring, so I
don't.

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Thank you
 :-)

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Fred W. (NL)

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Boris wrote:
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When following a long post, top posting makes it easier and quicker for me
to go through it.
Buffalo
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On Wed, 1 Jun 2011 17:43:35 -0600, Buffalo wrote:

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<http://www.netmeister.org/news/learn2quote2.html#ss2.3

Also: Text to which you are not responding should be deleted. This way
you make it easier for others to read your response without having to
reread old text. Also, you save tons of bandwidth on thousands of
servers.

 ;-)

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s|b

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s|b wrote:
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Yes indeed, I inserted my comment at the wrong spot. You are correct.
Buffalo



Re: Avast and MSE (Solved)

On Mon, 30 May 2011 22:46:04 +0000 (UTC), Boris wrote:

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Sure about that? No processes running in the background eating CPU time?

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