Which AVs are you running together?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Crinie, Sep 17, 2011.

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  1. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    First of all I am not recomending this to anyone, but you can forget the comments about slowing down this machine because it doesnt with these 2 products and how it is set up. It wont work with all my computers I am sure of, or at least think so but if picked right, it does work, regardless of what some may say.

    The reality is, most are doing it and fail to realize it because of how their other products are labeled, or mislabled I should say.
     
  2. LoneWolf

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    My thoughts exactly. It may not appear to conflict but running more then one AV (or FW or HIPS or Whatever realtime) has a very good chance of reducing your protection instead of increasing it.
    By the way I won't even run one AV in realtime let alone two or more.
     
  3. John Bull

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    To reiterate an earlier comment - why do you need to run two AV programs ? If the answer is "yes", it smacks of lack of trust, why then stop at two, the choice is enormous ? I would imagine two AV`s fight like hell and cause internal conflicts and faults.

    When I tried to install a second AV some time ago, I am sure that the Wizard detected the existing AV and a panel told me to uninstall it before proceeding. I forgot the whole idea.

    With AVG 2011 in my case (or any other reputable AV program in yours) plus Sandboxie, I find this thread only of a minor technical curiosity as my question above implies.

    John
     
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  4. Hungry Man

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    Don't run multiple antiviruses... it's just that simple.

    As Microsoft has said "Running two or more antiviruses is only slightly better than running none at all"
     
  5. John Bull

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    Howdy Hungry,

    If you had said that in post 2, I guess the thread would have self destructed.

    Confucius say :-
    Man who can say it in a few words, never write book.

    John :argh:
     
  6. trjam

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    ok, if Mr. Bull says not to, I wont.:gack: :thumb:

    But, then which one should I keep and which one should I get rid of.:argh:
     
  7. Hungry Man

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    Not really. It has to do with two programs trying to scan a single file.

    Regardless of your OS, drivers, service packs, etc... that's a conflict.
     
  8. John Bull

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    TRJ - Just keep the one you love best and divorce the other. Let`s say it is practising AV monogamy with real dignity and splendour.

    John : :D
     
  9. ziaul

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    Hi John,
    You really have a way with words. Nicely said, I completely agree with you. :thumb: :D

    Ziaul
     
  10. luciddream

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    It may not show any signs of incompatibility, but as others mentioned there could be internal bleeding. Instead of it doubling your protection they could negate each other in some situations. Think of it like 2 outfielders both converging on the same pop fly, then stopping and staring at each other thinking the other one has it, as the ball falls between them.

    There's a good reason it's highly discouraged. And I've seen the argument: "people do it already, they just don't know it because the programs are mislabeled as something other than an AV". I reckon you're talking about something like PrevX combined with an AV, or an antispyware app. That's a fair point. My answer personally is that I wouldn't use something like that either combined with an AV, no matter what the claims are of compatibility. I even disabled the cloud scanning in Comodo D+ because of Avira. I only want 1 product (if any) doing real-time scanning. This isn't just to prevent potential compatibility issues though, but also to save resources.

    I'm thinking about enabling the D+ cloud now that I've ditched the AV, but I haven't yet.
     
  11. The Hammer

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    I don't have to tell you that an upcoming feature of the Avira beta will be to check for and remove incompatible software. I'd bet that Avira 12 won't like you fooling around with that hussy Eset V5.;) :D
     
  12. trjam

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    Agree :thumb:
     
  13. smith2006

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    NOD32 v5.0.93.0 & Webroot SecureAnywhere v8.0.0.15 (Beta).
     
  14. J_L

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    I thought I was exceptional, running two customized AVs in different layers with all the exclusions.

    Now here are people who run them in the same layer and posted nothing about exclusions...
     
  15. gud4u

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    Running together active quite nicely:
    - Comodo CIS v5 (Full Suite).
    - Prevx 3/SOL.
    - Spyshelter Personal Free 5.42.
     
  16. jmonge

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    nice set up
     
  17. operamail

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    It's kinda common sense that we don't/shouldn't run two real-time AV together.
    But look what I find on Emsisoft's site.
     
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    good to know
     
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    ok OA++ works great in my 64 bit system alone without Mbam Pro as it slow down my system but when OA++ is alone is fast;)
     
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    OA++, Avast! Pro, Webroot Secure Anywhere all run fine together and seem to complement each other in terms of protection. All running with all features active, no noticeable slowdown or significant issues. I initially left them active as support to beta testing to look at conflicts, but haven't found that to be a problem so leave them all active. Some features (like webshields) have the same names but work differently enough to not be a problem. And OA++ and WSA both claim to work with other AVs without conflict; so far at least that is pretty close to true.
     
  21. J_L

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    Products that are made to be compatible isn't like running 2 AVs together.
     
  22. PJC

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    +1! :thumb:
    Running two (2) or more AVs...
    What a waste of Resources for a bit of incremental Security!
    I wonder if it is Security or Insecurity after all...:doubt:
     
  23. Crinie

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    What I've learned is some AVs get along and some don't, some AVs slow the computer (sometimes worse than a virus) and some don't, some AVs catch a virus and some don't, been running my combo setup for over 2 yrs now and everything stays fine. :D
     
  24. Crinie

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    such as...
     
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    WSA/PREVX and OA++ ... they have different on-access approaches to minimise conflicts. They were/are designed to run along other AVs.
     
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