New to TDS-3

Discussion in 'Trojan Defence Suite' started by polak, Mar 9, 2004.

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  1. polak

    polak Registered Member

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    Downloaded trial version of TDS-3. I understand that Antivirus program should be shut down while TDS-3 is scanning. Is it sufficent to shut down the AutoProtect in the Antivirus program of Norton System Works 2003 I have on my system while TDS-3 is scanning. Also have Spybot, Spywareblaster, SpywareGuard, Ad-Aware on my system. Anything I need to disable in those programs while running TDS-3 scano_O?
     
  2. Wayne - DiamondCS

    Wayne - DiamondCS Security Expert

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    When using any anti-virus or anti-trojan scanners it's always a good idea to disable/turn off any other anti-virus or anti-trojan scanners that are running. Usually the only scanners you'll need to turn off are the resident ones that scan a file as soon as it is accessed, because if you leave those running while you scan you'll probably encounter race conditions such as where two scanners essentially compete to scan the file, and if the first scanner locks access to the file then the second scanner may encounter issues such as not being able to obtain read access.

    Best regards,
    Wayne
     
  3. Eliot

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    NOD32 and TDS-3 each can scan without shutting down the other one here. Not a single problem. ;)
     
  4. Tassie_Devils

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    That's a good question Eliot ;) and I must admit I had never give it a second thought when scanning with TDS myself.

    I am currently using Trend Micro's PC-Cillin 2003 and have the following things running when scanning with TDS3.

    Real Time Monitor of PC-Cillin
    SpywareGuard
    Kerio Firewall
    SpywareBlaster's "kill" bits installed.

    Haven't had a conflict at all for me.

    However, Wayne's response is probably the "correct" way to do things, as if something happens [hang, crash, etc.] you won't really be sure what the cause was. I just never gave it a second thought myself. :D

    XP PRO.

    Cheers, TAS
     
  5. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    Heya Tassie Mate!
    good to see you around more again!
    They wouldn't dare to bite with that avatar of yours, so they can only behave nice.
     
  6. polak

    polak Registered Member

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    Thanks very much for your replies and information
     
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