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Windows 7: avast,MSE and windows firewall


05 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Your concept is wrong. Antivirus A cannot scan the quarantine folder of Antivirus B as its locked.
Besides, Avast is certified to run alongside MSE without any issues. Infact, there are many such couples which runs side by side at a time without any issues.
Do you have any proof that avast is certified to run alongside mse without any issues?
Check out this question somebody posted on microsoft's website
Running MSE together with Avast! Anti Virus

Perhaps, you didn't have any issues but seriously, cleaning up those two antivirus would be a nightmare...


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05 Mar 2010   #12

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pichu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Your concept is wrong. Antivirus A cannot scan the quarantine folder of Antivirus B as its locked.
Besides, Avast is certified to run alongside MSE without any issues. Infact, there are many such couples which runs side by side at a time without any issues.
Do you have any proof that avast is certified to run alongside mse without any issues?
Check out this question somebody posted on microsoft's website
Running MSE together with Avast! Anti Virus

Perhaps, you didn't have any issues but seriously, cleaning up those two antivirus would be a nightmare...
Wait I will search the proof. I saw it the other day on some thread. Hold on.
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05 Mar 2010   #13

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Ok found it. Read this article:avast! blog Greetings from Redmond
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05 Mar 2010   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Ok found it. Read this article:avast! blog Greetings from Redmond
Because of your documentation proof.....you are right...However, I still feel that, and I think a majority of people here feel that, antiviruses should never be run together. It is simply a wrong concept.

So to the thread starter: yes, you may run them together. however, this concept does not apply to all types of antiviruses. a huge majority of antiviruses cannot do this...I am surprised that avast gone so far.

As for me, I wouldn't run them together even if they could. The slowdown is not worth it in my opinion, and if one antivirus can already protect you from 99.7 percent of viruses, even if two antiviruses only make that 99.8 or 99.85, I'm willing to bet with that odds.

For those who take statistics class, I'm sure you know the area under a curve at .997, lying in the range of alpha =).....thus, it is statistically significant ,....which means not significant at all....
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05 Mar 2010   #15

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

For home users, I strongly recommend running only 1 antivirus at a time. However, I keep downlaoding and executing viruses on my PC hence I feel that it gives me a layered approach towards security. Also, I like testing antivirus softwares hence I run two at a time for fun. ATM, I have Norton 360 V4 and Avast 5 together with NO issues.

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05 Mar 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
For home users, I strongly recommend running only 1 antivirus at a time. However, I keep downlaoding and executing viruses on my PC hence I feel that it gives me a layered approach towards security. Also, I like testing antivirus softwares hence I run two at a time for fun. ATM, I have Norton 360 V4 and Avast 5 together with NO issues.

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oh yeah, who says there wouldn't be issues later lol jking.
But you got your point across. A majority of us don't need the extra layered security. I don't go online and download viruses and execute them for the heck of it thats like finding the right gun to blow yourself up and seeing which antivirus fixes you back the best I guess curiosity gets the best of you eh?

I would recommend you to do that on virtual machines, because that significantly helps you avoid catastrophes XD. I'm guessing, since you are very reckless with your computer that you don't keep many important data on your computer. I keep all the videos, animes, homework, documents, pictures (tons), music (even more) on my computer. There are cases where viruses will kill off these files even if they are on an external hdd. So, I tend to avoid viruses where I could =). Now, i do sometimes run into rogue antivirus sites and malicious sites, and I like to download the exe files and test them, but on vms only otherwise, I would kill myself.

I find that MSE, windows firewall, and sophos scanner are more than enough for protection for average home user, and windows virtual pc or virtualbox for testing any software (including viruses) before installing on the host.

btw, Im repping you because I respect the fact that you supported your point, not that I agree with you =.=
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05 Mar 2010   #17

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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05 Mar 2010   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I never even heard of that shadowdefender....? The claims the company makes are the same claims that every security company makes. How do you know you're safe?
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05 Mar 2010   #19

XP Pro and Windows7 32 bit
 
 

Hello Pichu,

Security Setup

AV Testing

I use Returnil, another virtualyzation app, and have done a limited amount of testing like this - deliberately getting infected - backed up by imaging the OS which, I haven't had to use because of a failure.
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