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Re: Avast and MSE (Solved)


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Yep, absolutely sure.  Well, the CPU is called upon when necessary by both
programs, but watching it while doing my normal tasks shows these two
programs have a very small footprint on my system and resources.

I've known for a long time that it's not recommended to run two anti-
malware programs in real time, but I've also known many who have done this
with no ill effects.  Guess I'm one of them.  I'm running two machines like
this, one XPHome desktop, and one Win7HP laptop.  I may have a few more in
the house running both, but I just can't remember at the moment.


Re: Avast and MSE (Solved)


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There was a post some time back (by Ronda?) showing that having two
on-access scanners running can result in both of them missing viruses
that would be detected with just one running. I'll try to find it and
update this thread when/if I do.

Larry

Re: Avast and MSE (Solved)


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It is one of the possibilities where the two "On Access" scanners compete and
may
interfere with each other's operation.


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



Re: Avast and MSE (Solved)

Boris wrote:
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The way I see it is that the recommendation was to not run two
anti*virus* programs in 'real-time' because they implement the 'real
time' protection by using file system hooks specifically for when you
try to open a file for execution.

An anti*malware* program 'could' use other means to implement its own
form of 'real time' protection (perhaps on closing a newly one for a
downloaded file) and were designed with compatibility with AVs in mind.

Well, now they all want to be the Alpha and the Omega silver bullet 360
degree omniprotectors and will seem to *insist* on your removing all of
their competitors programs when you run their installer.

The bottom line is that two will slow you down twice while not offering
any significant increase in positive results.

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Re: Avast and MSE (Solved)

Boris wrote:
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I believe it is possible to have two running without conflict. A
setup such as one on access scanning on opening a file and another
on access on closing a file and both using encrypted quarantines. In
fact there may be other ways to hook into the file system "on access"
which would allow you to run three, four, or even more.

...but you still exceeded your 'diminishing returns' with the second
one. :o)

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