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Windows 7: Can MSE co-exist with another Virus product?

17 Dec 2009   #11


There's generally no real-world reason to run two anti-virus products at the same time. Using an anti-malware product, such as Malware bytes, in conjunction with an anti-virus product however is perfectly reasonable, and sometimes even advisable since Malware bytes can often catch 0day infections quicker than other AV vendors. Malware bytes does not have the need to keep legacy threats in their database.

Running two av products at the same time, as previously mentioned can use unnecessary resources. Running two active protections at the same time can cause less-than desirable results including system instability and the wonderful blue screen of death.

Allowing two applications with real-time, or "active" protection can cause conflicts in which both applications try to quarantine the file causing the other to possibly throw exceptions. FPs between the two systems can also cause major issues as well.

If you're doing this for testing, just be aware that it can cause you problems. I'd recommend trying it in a virtual environment first.

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18 Dec 2009   #12

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

I have tried running MSE with avast, eset,, kaspersky and norton and it works fine with all of 'em.
Your experience may vary. But there's no harm trying it.
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