Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves
The only thing I can think of is the potential threat you got was a false positive threat.
Run MBAM as see what you get! IMO
Just for clarification, if I run Avast totally by itself it will alert me to the same identical threats as MSE. But when I run them together, only MSE alerts me. This would seem to indicate that both products are able to identify and acknowledge the same threats. But when they are both simultaneously running their real time scans only MSE alerts me. It's almost like MSE puts itself in a primary position and pushes Avast to a secondary slot. Or to put it another way, maybe Avast will only alert me if MSE misses something and it's picked up by Avast. But I haven't been able to test that theory because MSE seems to pick up on all potential threats.
Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur
I'm thinking they can't intercept simultaneously.
That's what crossed my mind, too. I thought that maybe since MSE is a Microsoft product it automatically assumes a primary position on a Microsoft OS. I also considered that maybe MSE is just faster than Avast in detecting threats so it's the first to sound the alarm so to speak.