avast! free combined with AntiVir Personal

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by koliko, Mar 13, 2010.

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  1. koliko

    koliko Registered Member

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    Hello guys!
    I know that I might be talking about making an AV abomination, but this is just a hypothetical question, so please be gentle. :) What would happen if one combined some parts of both the above mentioned products, yet still taking precautions not to cause any conflicts? For example, would it be possible to combine AntiVir Guard with avast!'s Behaviour and Web Shields? In theory, wouldn't that be a top-notch 'AV marriage'? :cool:
     
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    Might be an AV nightmare conflict. In theory you could yeah. Give it a try and let us know how it goes. Thats if you can get your computer to work again:p
     
  3. Zimzi

    Zimzi Registered Member

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    Do not forget to add MSE to this combination.

    Seriously, there were some rumors that MSE can work along with Avast.
     
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    those wer a few idiots on avast forums during the early beta and the only compatibility that was checked was that the processes didnt conflict, no testing of what happens during a detection, or who gets control over the detected file, etc. were tested.

    so those are rumors that need to be thrown out the window
     
  5. jdd58

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    I've seen that combination posted here before (Avira guard & Avast 4.8 webshield). It's been tried I think by more than one person successfully. One post reported something getting by Avast's webshield and was picked up by Avira. I haven't tried it myself.

    Edit: Not advocating this setup, just saying it's been done.
     
  6. Zimzi

    Zimzi Registered Member

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    Just kidding. :D

    But the truth is that I am one of the idiots who have experimented using Avira with some other antiviruses.

    Of course, it was only an amateur and superficial short-time experimentation. In short, unless some slowdown, there were no other issues, and Avira should always grabbed the viruses first.

    Using two antiviruses is not a good idea, unless you use AV software which is designed for something like that (like Prevx, for example).
     
  7. linuxforall

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    For this purpose, you need specific programs like G Data which use dual engines, otherwise its a very bad idea.
     
  8. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    But it sounds like good fun for trying within Shadow Defender et al! :cool:
     
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    Why not try for yourself and let us know:)
     
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    On a test machine or virtual drive; cool, let us know how it went. On a production machine: That would make one as big an idiot as me when I mixed kav6 and bitdefender. Man, I swore I heard my computer scream.
     
  11. RejZoR

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    It can be done, but you have to exclude certain locations from each other, otherwise AVIRA will be alerting on unpacked avast! files and vice versa.
     
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