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MSE and Avast
« on: May 18, 2011, 05:04:27 AM »
I just started my Windows XP machine and found MSE real time protection disabled.  Since I have been away for 6 months, I can't remember if I disabled it.
Can I run Avast and MSE together.  Will they clash?  Or should I leave Real Time protection disabled and just run a scan with MSE?
My Avast 6 is working fine.

Sorry if this has been answered before, but I used the search and was frustrated.
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Re: MSE and Avast
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 05:15:27 AM »
Even with realtime disabled on MSE they can still clash so it is best to uninstall MSE, you can find the tool here http://uninstallers.blogspot.com/ for cleaning up any leftovers after you have uninstalled the program.
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Re: MSE and Avast
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 05:16:17 AM »
Can I run Avast and MSE together. 
Nope.  Well, you can try, but it is not advisable.
Will they clash? 
Sooner or later, you will almost surely have problems.
Or should I leave Real Time protection disabled and just run a scan with MSE?
Neither of them is meant to be used as an on-demand scanner.  This would probably bring less trouble as both running at once, but only less trouble.
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Re: MSE and Avast
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 06:28:12 AM »
Thanks for the info and the links.
I will get rid of MSE as I love my Avast and would never get rid of it.
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Re: MSE and Avast
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 09:23:29 AM »
Here is the direct MSE Uninstaller Tool: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2435760/...reboot.

Since you had two AV's on your machine, if you have problems with Avast after rebooting, try an Avast Repair:
- Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Avast Antivirus.
- Scroll down and choose Repair function in the pop-up window.
- Reboot.

Let us know how things go.  Thanks.
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