Real Time Protection Question

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by ron_c, Jan 26, 2009.

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  1. ron_c

    ron_c Registered Member

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    Ealier this week, I installed Windows Defender just to try. Just as soon as Windows Defender was installed there was a popup alert from Spyware Doctor stating something to the effect "can't have two programs running at the same time with Real Time Protection, do I want to disable Windows Defender" or something similar to this.

    I have NOD32 v3.0, Spyware Doctor v6.0 and Spybot Search & Destroy v1.6 all with Real Time Protection "On" but have never received any kind of alert like the one above. I was wondering, are there maybe a hidden conflict between the programs I know nothing about or is everything ok.
     
  2. Rmuffler

    Rmuffler Former Eset Moderator

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    Hello ron_c,

    Having multiple AVs will cause conflicts and in many cases cause major conflicts with your machine. Only use one AV product for Real-time protection and disable the others. The other AV products can be used for manual "On-demand" scans.

    Thank you,
    Richard
     
  3. ron_c

    ron_c Registered Member

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    I wasn't clear on my post. I have only one AV, NOD32, I should have said Spyware Doctor is Antispyware only. I was just wondering about any conflicts with all 3 programs having Real Time Protection turned "On" at the same time. Everything seems to be ok.
     
  4. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    It doesn't mater what "anti" they are. They all do the same thing. Constantly scan files in access by other programs. They will delay access to a file from a certain program until the scan is done, essentially, they will all fight to scan files.
     
  5. ron_c

    ron_c Registered Member

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    I understand now and will only have NOD32 as the only Real Time Protection. Thanks a bunch for clearing up this matter.
     
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