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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.