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Avast and Windows Live Essentials
« on: August 27, 2012, 07:33:05 PM »
I don't have WLS installed on my computer but I would like to know if it's okay to have both Avast and WLS?

Thanks in advance for any replies.
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Re: Avast and Windows Live Essentials
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 07:34:32 PM »
No conflict if that's what you wanted to know.  :)
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Re: Avast and Windows Live Essentials
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 07:54:11 PM »
Using them both and no problems so far.
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Re: Avast and Windows Live Essentials
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 10:21:22 PM »
I installed it and so far no problems.  It advised me to uninstall any other anti-virus programs but kept Avast.

BTW.....thank you for your replies.
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Re: Avast and Windows Live Essentials
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 10:25:33 PM »
There is no conflict with Live Essentials but Security Essentials is an entirely different story. Live Essentials should not require any removal of AV software.

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Re: Avast and Windows Live Essentials
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012, 10:52:27 PM »
I installed it and so far no problems.  It advised me to uninstall any other anti-virus programs but kept Avast.

BTW.....thank you for your replies.
My reply was for Windows Live not for Microsoft Security Essentials.
MSE is an AV program and should not be run at the same time avast! is running.
Never install more than one resident Anti Virus program on your system.
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Re: Avast and Windows Live Essentials
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2012, 11:02:35 PM »
I installed it and so far no problems.  It advised me to uninstall any other anti-virus programs but kept Avast.

BTW.....thank you for your replies.
My reply was for Windows Live not for Microsoft Security Essentials.
MSE is an AV program and should not be run at the same time avast! is running.
Never install more than one resident Anti Virus program on your system.

Sorry but I meant Microsoft Security Essentials.  What harm if any can it do?

I've had both programs installed on my other Windows 7 computer and didn't have any problems.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2012, 11:04:50 PM by -midnight »
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Re: Avast and Windows Live Essentials
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2012, 11:05:17 PM »
In simple terms:
It can totally lock up your computer.
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Re: Avast and Windows Live Essentials
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2012, 11:08:51 PM »
In simple terms:
It can totally lock up your computer.

So, I should uninstall it?
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Re: Avast and Windows Live Essentials
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2012, 11:23:35 PM »
In simple terms:
It can totally lock up your computer.

So, I should uninstall it?
I would.
Click on this link, find your current Antivirus Program and follow their instructions.  (23b)

I clicked on the link so I no longer have it.   

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Re: Avast and Windows Live Essentials
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2012, 11:32:45 PM »
You're welcome. :)
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Re: Avast and Windows Live Essentials
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2012, 11:38:51 PM »
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Sorry but I meant Microsoft Security Essentials.  What harm if any can it do?


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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic186533.html

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Re: Avast and Windows Live Essentials
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2012, 12:33:15 AM »
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Sorry but I meant Microsoft Security Essentials.  What harm if any can it do?


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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic186533.html

Read it and I'm glad I was advised to remove MSE.  I had no idea that 2 anti-virus programs could cause so many problems.   Lesson learned!
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