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I have Avast Premium as my main AV.  Is it possible to have Free AVG
on my comp at the same time, not set for on-access scans, but only for
on-demand scans to double-check a file that Avast says is infected?

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On Sat, 20 Mar 2010 20:28:33 -0500, carlE@westerw.org wrote:

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Try over at http://www.virustotal.com/ for an on-line second, third,
fourth, ... opinion. It's a useful service.

--
Rich Webb     Norfolk, VA

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On Sat, 20 Mar 2010 21:56:11 -0400, Rich Webb

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I kinda just decided long ago to not visit any Web sites that want to
'examine' my machine.  Yeah, I know, people say that there are some
useful ones, but I'm gonna keep my old habits.  They've served me
quite well since I haven't had a virus/trojan infection for many
years.  Back when - before I 'learned' my lesson, an especially nasty
virus ate my bios the first day I bought my first computer years back.
Once, ignorant.  Twice, STUPID!

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They only "examine" the file you send them. This is *not* an online
scanner, it is an online file submission scanner.

(same with the others I mentioned)



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On Sun, 21 Mar 2010 21:05:31 -0400, "FromTheRafters"

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Okay.  Got it straight now.


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Hello:

To make the process easier, you can use the VirusTotal Uploader that
"enables you to directly send files from your system using the context
menu".

See: http://www.virustotal.com/metodos.html .

Cheers,
Jerry



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| I have Avast Premium as my main AV.  Is it possible to have Free AVG
| on my comp at the same time, not set for on-access scans, but only for
| on-demand scans to double-check a file that Avast says is infected?

No, bad idea!

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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It is probably possible, but I don't know for sure.

That being said, I have had two AV icons on my system tray for years
with no problems at all. I use ClamWin in the manner in which you intend
to use AVG. ClamWin has no active scanning component, but it *does* run
an update program, so both of my AVs keep themselves updated and prompt
me when upgrades become available.

As Rich suggested, there are online file submission scanners you can use
for help with additional opinions (virustotal.com, jotti.org, and
virscan.org to name a few - and they all communicate findings with the
participating vendors).



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On Sun, 21 Mar 2010 07:20:04 -0400, "FromTheRafters"

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I've read many, many times that one should never have two AVs or two
firewalls running at the same time. I ain't the adventurous type. Too
chicken, I guess.

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It is the active scanning module that creates the most conflicts. Only
one of my AV programs has one. As for firewalls, I think it is redundant
and some have features that produce conflict.



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From: carlE@westerw.org
Subj: Free AVG Question??Sat, 20 Mar 2010 20:28:33 -0500

Hello, carlE@westerw.org!

You wrote on Sat, 20 Mar 2010 20:28:33 -0500:

 c> I have Avast Premium as my main AV.  Is it possible to have Free AVG
 c> on my comp at the same time, not set for on-access scans, but only for
 c> on-demand scans to double-check a file that Avast says is infected?

My answer.

Avira

      Support information
      Internet: http://www.avira.com/premium-support

--
With best regards, gufus.  E-mail: stop.nospam.gbbsg@shaw.ca



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On Sun, 21 Mar 2010 16:21:50 -0600, "gufus"

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Had Avira about a year ago. Didn't like it.  Heard too many complaints
in the groups about people having a problem updating it.

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Hi carlE@westerw.org,

21 Mar 10, carlE@westerw.org writes to stop.nospam.gbbsg@shaw.ca:


 >> From: carlE@westerw.org
 >> Subj: Free AVG Question??Sat, 20 Mar 2010 20:28:33 -0500


 > Had Avira about a year ago. Didn't like it.  Heard too many
 > complaints in the groups about people having a problem
 > updating it.


I'm confused Carl, do you mean the FREE version? I've been using Avira Premium
for 3+ years now, with 0-problems. Updating or keeping my network clean.

        gufus

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On Tue, 23 Mar 2010 14:53:25 MDT, stop.nospam.gbbsg@shaw.ca (gufus)
wrote:

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I had the paid for version.  I *never* trust freebies when it comes to
firewalls or av products.

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On Tue, 23 Mar 2010 17:48:00 -0500, carlE@westerw.org wrote:
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The updating problems were for the free version only.
Millions of users are very happy with the excellent protection of the
free version.

--
Fred W. (NL)

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From: FredW
Subj: Re: Free AVG Question??Tue, 23 Mar 2010 23:56:32 +0100

Hello, FredW!

You wrote on Tue, 23 Mar 2010 23:56:32 +0100:

 ??>>> I'm confused Carl, do you mean the FREE version? I've been using
 ??>>> Avira Premium for 3+ years now, with 0-problems. Updating or keeping
 ??>>> my network clean.

 ??>> I had the paid for version.  I *never* trust freebies when it comes to
 ??>> firewalls or av products.

 F> The updating problems were for the free version only.
 F> Millions of users are very happy with the excellent protection of the
 F> free version.

Ah...

    gufus

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From: FredW
Subj: Re: Free AVG Question??Tue, 23 Mar 2010 23:56:32 +0100

Hello, FredW!

You wrote on Tue, 23 Mar 2010 23:56:32 +0100:

 ??>>> I'm confused Carl, do you mean the FREE version? I've been using
 ??>>> Avira Premium for 3+ years now, with 0-problems. Updating or keeping
 ??>>> my network clean.

 ??>> I had the paid for version.  I *never* trust freebies when it comes to
 ??>> firewalls or av products.


You know, (the old saying) you get what you pay for.

    gufus

--
K Klement

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Yes, I know that old saying.
I also know that is often just a prejudice.
 ;-)

--
Fred W. (NL)

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