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Re: AVG free 8.5 warning






tommy wrote:
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I answered my own question with a google , and [ that was the exact problem
I ran into ]
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/02/22/how-to-disable-remove-and-uninstall-windows-defender-in-vista /
You can disable it, but you can't really uninstall it like other programs
[ an advanced MS feature ]
I think this only happens in Vista, don't know if other versions show it in
add / remove




Re: AVG free 8.5 warning




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http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/02/22/how-to-disable-remove-and-uninstall-windows-defender-in-vista /
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WD does show up in my XP SP3 Add or Remove Programs list.



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Erehwon wrote:
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http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/02/22/how-to-disable-remove-and-uninstall-windows-defender-in-vista /
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hmmm... thx for the info



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@news.eternal-september.org:

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It's generally considered bad practice to have more than one resident
scanner active at the same time. The chance of system conflict and issues
is high and you aren't gaining a double layer of security for your
efforts.
 
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Again, it's generally not a good idea to run several resident scanners at
the same time. Having several for scan when you want only is fine, but
only one should be resident.
 


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Re: AVG free 8.5 warning



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Agreed, but that would not warrant an installation wizard stating this:
http://www.addictivetips.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/microsoftsecurityessentialsinstallationready-thumb.png
With no mention of the offending program's possibly benign configuration
options (such as on demand only).

This is just an example purportedly from Microsoft's most recent entry
into the field.



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Depending on the software, it might misinterpret the installers actions
as a possible trojan and/or worm trying something. Same with AV
programs. You don't want anything to interfere with a legitimate
installation, right? :)


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MalwareBytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org
BugHunter - http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk

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