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Windows 7: Avast and MSE..

09 May 2010   #1
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Avast and MSE..

A lot people use them together, I'm just wondering should i turn real time protection off on one of them since windows 7 warns me of having two antiviruses running thanks!


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09 May 2010   #2
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

It is not advisable to have more than one antivirus program running at once.

You generally won't be any more protected than if you just had one and you'll end up with all sorts of firewall issues etc. down the road, plus your system has to handle 2 big programs running in the background at once doing pretty much the same thing, this could leed to a drop in performance.

Oli
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09 May 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kevinsilhouette View Post
A lot people use them together, I'm just wondering should i turn real time protection off on one of them since windows 7 warns me of having two antiviruses running thanks!
Oli is correct. This is one case where more is not better.
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09 May 2010   #4
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Hallo Kevin, Avast was apparently developed to run alongside MSE as you can see in this thread;

Latest version of Avast Antivirus

But i have to agree with the others, i would disable the resident protection in one of them & just use it as a stand alone scanner
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09 May 2010   #5
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks a lot cause when i surf these forums i read that a lot of people run them both along side each other... Was not sure if they just used the scanner as a standalone 2n'd layer of protection thanks again !
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09 May 2010   #6
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hello Kevin, I run both as I wasn't sure which one I would actually go with after some testing. So recently I decided to go with avast but have real time protection off within MSE. I keep MSE updated and run a scan every now and then... If MSE picks up something that avast misses, then I will likely switch over... GL
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