You CAN run two Anti-Malware Applications Simultaneously

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  1. Frank the Perv

    Frank the Perv Banned

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    You CAN run two Anti-Malware Applications Simultaneously.

    At least that's what the fine folks at Emsisoft say.

    Could it be?


    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/antimalware/


    I dunno...
     
  2. berryracer

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    that's overkill, and simply asking for trouble :rolleyes:

    Even if you set the correct exclusions, something will be wrong here or there. Been there, tried it many times, never worked 100%/. May seem fine at first but sooner or later you'll get a lot of freezes, crashes, etc.
     
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    That's the common wisdom around here.... and that's what I would think too.

    But why is Emsisoft saying otherwise?
     
  4. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Normally, they aren't designed to be run together but if the developers code it so that it can run together like for example Emsisoft, MBAM and WSA, that changes things of course.
     
  5. xxJackxx

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    You CAN do whatever you want. But I don't recommend it. ;)
     
  6. VectorFool

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    I think they are quite right!
    I have been running Emsisoft AntiMalware(full license) with Avira Premium Antivirus and Comodo Firewall for about a month now.
    I haven't faced any system slowdown or freezes.
     
  7. whitedragon551

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    The trend is to only run 1 antivirus. Not antimalware applications. You can run multiple, just not real time. Running an antivirus along side Emsisoft Antimalware would most likely be overkill, but its no different than running Avast along side MBAM/SAS/PrevX. There is a difference between antimalware and antivirus.
     
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    I also think that it depends on what kind of AM you are using.
     
  9. Hungry Man

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    It's not a myth. At one point the way AVs would try to detect a single file would conflict with another AV. They have explicitly stated that they try to work around this (like malwarebytes). It's nothing new, but it's always been the case - you shouldn't run two AVs at once unless one or both are built for it. Malwarebytes and SAS have been second scanners for ages.
     
  10. KelvinW4

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    Emsisoft was already once a complimentary antimalware, so it would not have been difficult to make it stronger and compatible at the same time.
     
  11. PrevxHelp

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    :thumb: to Emsisoft for their work to make this happen. It is definitely possible to have multiple full anti-malware applications running at the same time, but many vendors choose not to.
     
  12. markusg

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    but why i sould do it, there is much more i can do with the performance my pc have...
    and to be secure, there are not 2 avs needed...
     
  13. acr1965

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    I believe Emsi is saying they have specifically built their product to be compatible with other anti-malware products. Their product is built to be the exception, not the rule.
     
  14. Disney

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    I am sure you are correct . This is about Emsisoft being run with an antivirus . And it is compatible .
     
  15. TomFace

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    I have been trialing Emsisoft Anti-Malware 7 for about a month now. I also run ESS5. I have had no issues.

    Per Emsisoft "Emsisoft Anti-Malware was originally designed to be a complementary product to antivirus and firewall software. Today it is no longer complementary, but instead is a full replacement for any antivirus software. However, it is still compatible with nearly all other security software" (courtesy of their website).

    So other than the obvious issues, slow down, freezes or crashes. What are the negatives?
     
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    Negatives are that any update of EES may introduce conflicts/incompatibility with Emsisoft (unless ESS claims the same compatibility). This will need Emsisoft to look at it and provide a fix. Meanwhile you may suffer some problems. Up to you to weight this risk as compared to the benefit of running two antimalware applications.
     
  17. TomFace

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    Understand fax. I have a Eset license expiring next month-need to make some decisions.

    Take care & thanks!
     
  18. Enigm

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    Is that rocket-science or what ??

    Yeah right .. Really dangerous !
    Everything else sucks !!
     
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  19. Umbra

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    tried:

    EAM + CIS : no issues
    EAM + WSA : no issues
    EAM + Nod32 RC6 : no issues
    EAM + Avast : No issues

    just set EAM's real-time to "scan when executed" and set the exceptions
     
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