Multiple Accounts on One Computer

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by jjc225, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. jjc225

    jjc225 Registered Member

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    Is it possible for different accounts on a computer to use different avs? If this is done, would there be a problem with conflict using two or more avs on the same computer? Or would they not interfere with each other since they would be used on separate accounts?
     
  2. Krusty

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    AVs install at a system level, not at user level. It would not be recommended to try.
     
  3. roger_m

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    No it's not, as the drivers they use will conflict with each other, just as they would if you install multiple antiviruses under the same user account.
     
  4. jjc225

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    Okay, this is what I thought. In the past when I have installed an av using one account it shows up automatically on the other accounts as well. Or so I thought. Just confirming. Someone was trying to argue that this is not the case.
     
  5. shmu26

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    There are security programs that allow you to have different settings for different user accounts. But that's about as separate as you can get. It will be the same program, but it will apply different settings.

    Maybe the person who told you that you can have separate AV programs was talking about a dual-boot setup, in which case you have two completely separate operating systems. If he meant on the same system, just give him a pat on the back and offer him a cup of coffee...
     
  6. imdb

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    @jjc225

    actually, you can do it, but with some caveats. you can use two different portable av's on two usb fdrives for each account. but ofc it will not give you an all-round full protection like a resident av.
     
  7. ronald739

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    I would not try on separate accounts but I have tried using InstantRecovery which I had no problems using different AV's for testing on the same system. This way booting from 4 different snapshots i have used 4 different AV's on the same system.

    https://www.raxco.com/products/instantrecovery

    I'm not to sure if this would suit your needs or what you are looking for.

    Regards.
     
  8. lucd

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    you can easily setup dual boot, or triple boot or mixed boots (Ubuntu+Windows), then it'll work
     
  9. shmu26

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    Not sure about the word "easily". I have made so many mistakes with dual boot it's not funny...
     
  10. lucd

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    any change to your boot must be done when you have too much time on your hands and
    Mini tool + EasyBCD+windows10, these are very easy to use programs

    In the win10 UEFI there are several options
    to fix the boot, it saved me many times like magic, they did great at microsoft with win10 and its magical repair capability, when everything goes black Microsoft will save you

    dual or triple boot can be good to scan for malware and analysis, or as some kind of "light" backup (its an assurance, you still need external backups, but this is light 24/7 assurance, accounts are not, they suck)
    ie two win10 OS and 1 linux boot option
    but even better : build winPE iso or linux iso that allow you to boot into them (ie via USB, preferably write protected at hardware level if needed), I just like dual boots, multiple accounts is bs imo, unless you setup the least priviledge thingy and you need admin and peasant accounts
     
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  11. xxJackxx

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    I gave up on multi boot after I discovered virtual machines. Much less troublesome.
     
  12. lucd

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    yes VM and dual boot (+external usb portable systems), that's even better for the reasons mentioned
     
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