Can I run more than one scan at a time?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by pogologo, Dec 18, 2008.

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  1. pogologo

    pogologo Registered Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Apart from running at 100% cpu and memory (probably), is there any issue with running say MalwareBytes, SuperAntiSpyware and Avast at the same time?

    I often run them one after the other and it is a pain waiting for them to finish, would be good to know if you could run them all at the same time.

  2. BrendanK.

    BrendanK. Guest

    Well as far as I know there should be no problem. However the scans will take longer. Run them one by one, or as I do. I run one the one night and the next scan the night after. That way it works while I sleep. :)
  3. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

    May 1, 2006
    North central Ohio, U.S.A.
    I would not recommend it. I can see the potential for conflicts, if not during the scan then probably during removal should anything be found.
  4. Eldar

    Eldar Registered Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    Vilvoorde (Belgium)
    Agreed, as well as the CPU it uses and as such your system will respond very slowly. Also your system may as well come to a halt. :doubt:
    Better scan at predefined day and time, but not overlapping. :)
    In short, not recommended. ;)
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