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Other => Non-Avast security products => Topic started by: Asyn on December 19, 2017, 07:41:30 AM

Title: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
Post by: Asyn on December 19, 2017, 07:41:30 AM
Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products at the same time
-> https://blog.emsisoft.com/2017/12/18/do-not-run-multiple-antivirus/

DE: https://blog.emsisoft.com/de/2017/12/18/nicht-mehrere-antivirus-programme-gleichzeitig-einsetzen/

Uninstalling other Antivirus Software: https://support.avast.com/article/11/

Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products
Post by: DavidR on December 19, 2017, 10:13:19 AM
Well this hasn't changed in many years and is what we have been suggesting for a long time. 

At least this one is a more recent article for reference than the older ones.
Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products
Post by: Asyn on December 19, 2017, 10:50:13 AM
At least this one is a more recent article for reference than the older ones.
Hi Dave, that's why I posted it. Cheers
Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products
Post by: Michael (alan1998) on April 04, 2018, 03:21:31 PM
Stickied by Milos (Cheers!).

More information: https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwarebytes-news/2013/08/malwarebytes-av-compatibility-report/amp/
Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products
Post by: Asyn on April 04, 2018, 03:41:44 PM
Stickied by Milos (Cheers!).
Great, I'll update the initial post with the Avast instructions. :)
Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
Post by: Pondus on June 06, 2018, 11:35:58 AM
Why Using Multiple Antivirus Programs is a Bad Idea
https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/multiple-antivirus-programs-bad-idea/2670/

Link to vendors removal tools:
https://singularlabs.com/uninstallers/security-software/
https://support.avast.com/en-au/article/Uninstall-other-antivirus/


Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
Post by: diwax on July 05, 2018, 05:40:37 AM
Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products at the same time
-> https://blog.emsisoft.com/2017/12/18/do-not-run-multiple-antivirus/

DE: https://blog.emsisoft.com/de/2017/12/18/nicht-mehrere-antivirus-programme-gleichzeitig-einsetzen/

Uninstalling other Antivirus Software: https://support.avast.com/article/11/


CAN I SAFELY DELETE WINDOWS DEFENDER PROFILES OR THE TOTAL APP WITHOUT ISSUES FROM AVAST INTERNET SECURITY?
Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
Post by: CraigB on July 05, 2018, 08:44:23 AM
CAN I SAFELY DELETE WINDOWS DEFENDER PROFILES OR THE TOTAL APP WITHOUT ISSUES FROM AVAST INTERNET SECURITY?
No need to touch Defender as Avast automatically disables it, and you cant remove Defender as it's part of the operating system.
Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
Post by: SQLServer.Pro on December 22, 2018, 05:58:47 PM
Apart from increased usage of system resources, multiple antivirus products poses threat to safety of operating system.
Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
Post by: bob3160 on December 22, 2018, 08:35:01 PM
CAN I SAFELY DELETE WINDOWS DEFENDER PROFILES OR THE TOTAL APP WITHOUT ISSUES FROM AVAST INTERNET SECURITY?
No need to touch Defender as Avast automatically disables it, and you cant remove Defender as it's part of the operating system.
Just a bit of correction, Defender auto deactivates any time a third party AV is added.
Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
Post by: =Snake= on April 06, 2019, 01:03:57 PM
CAN I SAFELY DELETE WINDOWS DEFENDER PROFILES OR THE TOTAL APP WITHOUT ISSUES FROM AVAST INTERNET SECURITY?
No need to touch Defender as Avast automatically disables it, and you cant remove Defender as it's part of the operating system.
Just a bit of correction, Defender auto deactivates any time a third party AV is added.
Maybe another bit of correction: everytime I start my W10 machine, Avast is deactivated by Defender!
Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
Post by: bob3160 on April 06, 2019, 03:29:33 PM
CAN I SAFELY DELETE WINDOWS DEFENDER PROFILES OR THE TOTAL APP WITHOUT ISSUES FROM AVAST INTERNET SECURITY?
No need to touch Defender as Avast automatically disables it, and you cant remove Defender as it's part of the operating system.
Just a bit of correction, Defender auto deactivates any time a third party AV is added.
Maybe another bit of correction: everytime I start my W10 machine, Avast is deactivated by Defender!
You have a STRANGE machine. :)
Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
Post by: =Snake= on April 06, 2019, 03:40:22 PM
CAN I SAFELY DELETE WINDOWS DEFENDER PROFILES OR THE TOTAL APP WITHOUT ISSUES FROM AVAST INTERNET SECURITY?
No need to touch Defender as Avast automatically disables it, and you cant remove Defender as it's part of the operating system.
Just a bit of correction, Defender auto deactivates any time a third party AV is added.
Maybe another bit of correction: everytime I start my W10 machine, Avast is deactivated by Defender!
You have a STRANGE machine. :)
What can I do (see screenshots after Avast virus update)?
You can't deactivate Defender in W10 via services!  ???
Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
Post by: bob3160 on April 06, 2019, 05:43:57 PM
Have you tried a clean install of Avast ???

Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf
If you need additional help with the Clean Install, watch this:
https://youtu.be/p-h3myRD51A

Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
Post by: =Snake= on April 06, 2019, 06:09:00 PM
Have you tried a clean install of Avast ???
Yes.
Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
Post by: =Snake= on April 07, 2019, 09:12:11 AM

As you can see in my second screenshot: Avast is set to 'automatic', but why didn't start?
Another question: what will happen, if I start Avast via services?
Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
Post by: Asyn on April 07, 2019, 12:34:52 PM
Hi Snake, this thread isn't meant for troubleshooting Avast issues.
Please start a topic here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=post;board=2
Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
Post by: =Snake= on April 07, 2019, 12:58:47 PM
Hi Snake, this thread isn't meant for troubleshooting Avast issues.
Please start a topic here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=post;board=2

Thx, Asyn, I did.
=Snake=
Title: Re: Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products..!!
Post by: =Snake= on April 07, 2019, 01:09:00 PM
Hi Snake, this thread isn't meant for troubleshooting Avast issues.
Please start a topic here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=post;topic=2
Thx, Asyn, I did.
continued here --> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=226422.0

=Snake=