Using a/v programs

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I've read here that it is not a good idea to rely on one A/V program, it
is best to use 3 or 4, did I get that right?
I'm asking because if the answer is yes, is it then advisable to allow
the active protection shields in each to run at startup, or just use one
and then run each A/V manually every few days? If the shields are all
enabled are they likely to confuse each other?

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bertieboy

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| I've read here that it is not a good idea to rely on one A/V program, it
| is best to use 3 or 4, did I get that right?
| I'm asking because if the answer is yes, is it then advisable to allow
| the active protection shields in each to run at startup, or just use one
| and then run each A/V manually every few days? If the shields are all
| enabled are they likely to confuse each other?

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| bertieboy

One should not rely on ANY anti virus application for protection.  One should
practice
Safe Hex first and use anti virus second.

As for multiople anti virus applications, you have to put that into perspective
and based
upon the two basic modes of operation;  "On Access" and "On Demand" scanning.
You should
NOT have more than one fully installed anti virus applications performing "On
Access"
scanning.  You can have one fully installed anti virus application installed
performing
both "On Demand" and "On Access" scanning and use multiple additional "On Demand"
scanners.  Theses On Demand scanners can be web based, GUI or local command line
scanners.

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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Indeed!

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I now have Steganos IS suite installed with on-demand and on -access
running and shields enabled.
I also have AVG Free, but I have turned off Resident Shield (which it is
not happy about!).
Also, E-Trust Pest Patrol, shield now off.
a-Squared, background guard off.
Spyware Terminator, realtime shield disabled.
Does that sound OK, or have I misunderstood?
Thanks.
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bertieboy

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No, it sounds like you've dedicated your computer to run AV programs.
I've only had one virus in years. A lot depends on how and who uses your
machine. As Dave Lipman said, the first line of defense is to develop
good computing habits. I run ZA and Avast. I just added AVG anti-spyware.
I believe that and a really good backup strategy is sufficient. You can
if you wish run an on-line scanner before a system backup althought I
must admit I'm not doing that. For system backup, imaging is preferred.
Dave Cohen

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Hello Dave. How about if I just use Steganos for my on-line protection
and keep the other programs (above) on the drive and call them up to do
a scan while the system is idle? I've had more than one virus 'in years'
:(  but I don't go to porn sites, warez etc. The last virus I had was on
Tuesday and it seemed to arrive just after I installed Steganos, but
after I got my system clean again, I scanned the .exe file with 4
different a/v programs and it was clean! I installed the same file again
today with no problems (yet!) so I don't know where the virus came from.
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bertieboy

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On Fri, 16 Feb 2007 14:35:06 +0000, bertieboy

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You can stop AVG complaining by opening Control Center, Resident
Shield ->  Properties -> General tab -> check "Ignore faulty condition
of the component" -> OK your way out.

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Luke
______________________________________________________________________
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never
stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and
neither do we."
                   -- George W. Bush, August 5, 2004

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That's great Luke. Thanks!
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bertieboy

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