AVG7 plus AntiVir

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by StevieO, Aug 11, 2005.

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  1. StevieO

    StevieO Guest

    An interesting thing happened to me today !

    I have been trying out AntiVir for about 2 weeks, before i was using AVG7.

    When i installed AntiVir i disabled AVG from running on startup via the tools in SpyBot. I noticed that the boot virus checking still occurred on a reboot, which didn't interfere with anything else, and good to have.

    I still update AVG manually everyday via a shortcut to the update applet i've created on my desktop, so the boot check is always current.

    Earlier today i ran a2 AT and did a full system scan. Part way through AVG popped up with a virus alert box informing me of the Eicar test virus i have in one of my folders which i put there. AntiVir didn't warn me ?

    So i'm very surprised to find that AVG is not only protecting the boot area, but also my system too, even though i have disabled the permanently running background part of the Program !

    It seems that you can have 2 AV's running at once after all, if you can configure them as i have. Some of you may like to experiment with a similar setup, with maybe alternative AV's and post as to how it worked out for you.


    StevieO
     
  2. maddawgz

    maddawgz Registered Member

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    avg is ok imho... its passed the bulletin so?..depends on ur browsing habbits I know a friend who's had AVG for 2yrs in that time had 1 virus?? payed versions i konw ppl who have had 10?? Odd indeed MD *puppy*
     
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