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Can avast be run alongside any realtime av
« on: July 16, 2012, 04:20:36 PM »
Are there any av's that dont clash with avast that are realtime? I know its not a good idea because it hogs resources but I have a decent PC.

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Re: Can avast be run alongside any realtime av
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 04:42:08 PM »
Real-time (resident) AVs install low level drivers to hook files (prevent them from running) so that they may be scanned to ensure they are clean. These low level drivers can conflict, two dogs fighting over one bone.

So it isn't recommended to have two resident AVs installed, not just because of resource use.
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Re: Can avast be run alongside any realtime av
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 04:54:05 PM »
oh, ok so any reccomened programs for on demand?

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Re: Can avast be run alongside any realtime av
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 05:16:29 PM »
Why does it have to be an AV, I would suggest MBAM Pro anti-malware which can run resident alongside avast! as you will see in many forum members signatures. You could also use the MBAM free version (on-demand only) as a secondary on-demand scan.
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Re: Can avast be run alongside any realtime av
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 05:19:24 PM »
ok ty

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Re: Can avast be run alongside any realtime av
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012, 05:35:07 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Can avast be run alongside any realtime av
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 05:58:40 PM »
I use MalwareBytes Free, and ClamWin AV.  Both are only on-demand scans and cause no conflicts.  The only resident part of ClamWin is a small program that checks for signature updates and downloads them in the background.  Unless you look in the System Tray and see the icon, you wouldn't notice it.  ClamWin installer has additional software option, so be aware if installing and uncheck it if you don't want it.

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Re: Can avast be run alongside any realtime av
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2012, 06:34:31 PM »
The newer OS (Vista+) the smaller conflict between 2 AV real-time shields. I wouldn't recommend it if you use XP.

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Re: Can avast be run alongside any realtime av
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2012, 06:36:31 PM »
The newer OS (Vista+) the smaller conflict between 2 AV real-time shields. I wouldn't recommend it if you use XP.

You mean..its possible to run 2 AV's or a AV with antimalware program like MBAM with vista and ahead OS's??  :o

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Re: Can avast be run alongside any realtime av
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2012, 06:42:15 PM »
What's different between AV and antimalware app like MBAM? I think their filter drivers work very similar.

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Re: Can avast be run alongside any realtime av
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2012, 06:56:58 PM »
What's different between AV and antimalware app like MBAM? I think their filter drivers work very similar.
pk MBAM is specifically designed to work with antivirus applications and catch anything that might slip by, more so it actually gives first preference to the AV in detecting the problem first but if it gets by then MBAM takes over which i believe is slightly different to having two AV's as they could both be potentually fighting over the same detection.


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Re: Can avast be run alongside any realtime av
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2012, 09:24:07 PM »
Neither MBam Free nor ClamWin have a resident component scanning.  Both are only active when manually triggering a scan.  I've had both for a very long time, and have never had a conflict.  By the time I trigger a manual scan, Avast has done it's job.
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Re: Can avast be run alongside any realtime av
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2012, 09:32:21 PM »
Neither MBam Free nor ClamWin have a resident component scanning.  Both are only active when manually triggering a scan.  I've had both for a very long time, and have never had a conflict.  By the time I trigger a manual scan, Avast has done it's job.
If you read the first post and title of the thread where talking about realtime so that would be MBAM Pro.

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Re: Can avast be run alongside any realtime av
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2012, 09:38:06 PM »
If you read the first post and title of the thread where talking about realtime so that would be MBAM Pro.

You're right, I overlooked that when the discussion went to MBam Pro. :-[
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Re: Can avast be run alongside any realtime av
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2012, 09:56:56 PM »
In fact, we're used to say that MBAM is compatible with any other antivirus, but, after all, pk is correct. It is another resident that *could* live in modern OSs side by side with other antivirus but, as we know, sooner or later we'll see both fighting for the files to scan and detect. Conflicts are on their way imho, MBAM Pro is not an exception. At least, you need to make exclusions...
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