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Windows 7: avast,MSE and windows firewall

04 Mar 2010   #1
StealthyBoss

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit and 64 bit
 
 
avast,MSE and windows firewall

is it safe to have all these running at the same time?
or shall i just stick to mse and windows firewall


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04 Mar 2010   #2
StealthyBoss

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit and 64 bit
 
 

is there any other security software i should use?
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04 Mar 2010   #3
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

you should never have more than one antivirus running at one time. I would suggest to you to remove avast. MSE is faster and has a better interface (in my opinion) and avast could have problems, being a third-party solution. Whatever you chose as your configuration, simply remember that you should have ONE, not zero, not two, ONE firewall, antivirus, and spyware running at the same time :)

btw, you shouldn't be afraid to install your windows 7 ultimate 64 bit ^^ I am using 64 bit right now and I find it much improved
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04 Mar 2010   #4
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StealthyBoss View Post
is it safe to have all these running at the same time?
or shall i just stick to mse and windows firewall
no !

as Pichu stated use only one antivirus at any one time
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04 Mar 2010   #5
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StealthyBoss View Post
is it safe to have all these running at the same time?
or shall i just stick to mse and windows firewall
No need for Avast if you have MSE.
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05 Mar 2010   #6
StealthyBoss

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit and 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pichu View Post
you should never have more than one antivirus running at one time. I would suggest to you to remove avast. MSE is faster and has a better interface (in my opinion) and avast could have problems, being a third-party solution. Whatever you chose as your configuration, simply remember that you should have ONE, not zero, not two, ONE firewall, antivirus, and spyware running at the same time :)

btw, you shouldn't be afraid to install your windows 7 ultimate 64 bit ^^ I am using 64 bit right now and I find it much improved
thanks
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05 Mar 2010   #7
StealthyBoss

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit and 64 bit
 
 

im just using mse and windows firewall, with hitman pro.
ill plan on installing x64 soon :) thanks
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05 Mar 2010   #8
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StealthyBoss View Post
is it safe to have all these running at the same time?
or shall i just stick to mse and windows firewall
Yes its is absolutely safe and its a very tight security setup.
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05 Mar 2010   #9
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StealthyBoss View Post
is it safe to have all these running at the same time?
or shall i just stick to mse and windows firewall
Yes its is absolutely safe and its a very tight security setup.
Dinesh, not to be critical, but isn't it bad to ever have more than one real-time protection at one time? I haven't heard of anybody that suggested more than one antivirus. They will interfere with each other. One virus will pop up. Antivirus A tries to block it. It quarantines it. Antivirus B notices that the virus is on the computer but it doesn't know that the virus is being quarantined. So it quarantines the definitions of antivirus A. Antivirus A, notices what it deems suspicious behavior from antivirus B. Antivirus attempts to quarantine antivirus B. In the meanwhile, a virus comes into the computer, because neither antivirus are doing anything besides to each other.
In conclusion, multiple real-time protections, make computer less secure (gives user a false sense of additional security) and also makes computer tragically slow...
Well,there you have it, what might happen when you have two active antiviruses. It reduces the security.

Now, you can have an active real-time protection and an inactive antivirus, like a scanner, or online scanner, or removal tools.
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05 Mar 2010   #10
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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.
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