Why some are OK as second anti-malware and others not?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Iangh, Jun 10, 2010.

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  1. Iangh

    Iangh Registered Member

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    Immunet, Prevx, MBAM and SAS are happy to sit alongside a mainstream A-V.

    Why?

    I can understand 2 programmes pinging each other when checking for malware and therefore it isn't a good idea to run two A-V.

    What's so different about the aforementioned programmes that they are happy to co-exist with an A-V?

    Is it a technology difference (2 are cloud-based, 2 are resident) or a marketing position not to encourage a second anti-malware programme?

    Ian
     
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    sg09 Registered Member

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    May be because these have on-execution protection rather than on-access. But as far I know MBAM has on-access protection.
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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    it is the way they hook into the system in order to protect it. 2 AV will work in similar manner and hence clash while something like the other 4 you mentioned are designed differently (but they are not AV as such although Prevx is becoming more of a one and only Immunet free can be run in tandem because the Pro version is an AV that will clash with other)
     
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