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Windows 7: Two are better than one

27 Dec 2009   #11
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Im sorry, but the "if one is good, two is better" theory just doesnt make sense to me... If the perceived threat of a "virus" is so great that you feel two anti-virus programs are necessary, then why not three... or four?? You can run this virus paranoia till your computer burns up, but I dont think its going to protect you any better than a single good a/v program and a good measure of sense ...
This is true. I monitor 3 machines that belong to other people. None of them have any sense when it comes to "protecting themselves" If I could find a better way to keep them safe, I would do it.

My own machines just run one AV (MSE or Avast)
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27 Dec 2009   #12
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

actually itīs not a bad idea to have 2 A/Vīs together since no single A/V offers 100% protection.

if you read the testreports from fx. VB100 & A/V-comparatives etc.
you always see the same story, some A/Vīs detect virus & malware samples that is missed by other A/Vīs.

as Dinesh said: "Some malware were blocked during download and some were blocked when I tried to double click and run it. If one engine missed it, the other quickly caught it and vice-versa."

iīve been using Avira & MSE together since i installed MSE-beta.
i decided to keep Avira because MSE was a beta, and iīm glad i did because it has showed some problems, like turning itself off and then refusing to turn on again...
Avira wasnīt on the list of non-compatible A/Vīs, and MSE didnīt complain during installation.

iīm still using Avira, even now with MSE released, since they work very well together.
i want to be sure that MSE really works reliable & doesnīt turn itself off again, before i let Avira retire.

my security: a normal "USER-account", MSE, Avira-free, a2-full, MBAM-free, Comodoīs FW & D+, WinPatrol, a HOSTS-file, UAC at max, a working "main CPU" & "2 optical input units".

no problem with that combination.
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27 Dec 2009   #13
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Layered protection is what it is all about IMO.

2 AV's though...not sure about that, although you appear to have found a couple that seem to work well together.

I like using something that is said to have no issues running alongside my AV. There are apps out there like behaviour blockers (ThreatFire) or other anti-malware apps like Prevx, which I currently run alongside Avast 5 with no issues at all.

Personally I think it is good to run things that are said to be OK running alongside other AV's, like TF or Prevx.
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27 Dec 2009   #14
Ray95

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Well, I have one anti-virus and its working fine so far, It may work for a while having to AVs but I really don't know, from the way i think, you can't have two drivers for one car, can you?

-Ray95
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27 Dec 2009   #15
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

MSE missed two Trojans on mine but Malwarebytes nailed both... :) I update both programs everytime I jump onto the net... gl
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