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Super_d

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Avast free as a back up?
« on: November 18, 2003, 02:05:23 AM »
Would it be good to have avast as a back up  back up to my McAfee and my NOD?

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Re:Avast free as a back up?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2003, 03:38:20 AM »
nont install more than one AV progrma. take my warning or Technical will get you. he tells everyone not to install 2 resident scanners at once  ;D
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Re:Avast free as a back up?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2003, 03:47:25 AM »
No not 2 resident scanners. I have 1 resident scanner. I know not to have more than one resident scanners. I wasn't going to use the resident scanner. I was going just use the on demand scanner.

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Re:Avast free as a back up?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2003, 08:26:18 AM »
Running 2 AV's on 1 pc is a bad idea.

Why ?

Because it's extemely hard to "unload & disable" the complete resident processes from a scanner. They always seem to load  something. And could give problems on low-level system.

Use a online scanner as backup from time to time. They work just as good as the "full" version. And don't need to install much, only some virus definitions and some active-x
files.

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

The only backup scanner that is known to be without problems is the freeware scanner from Bitdefender v7. Wich doesn't include resident scanning at all. It offers a good detection rate.

Kind regards,

Waldo

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Re:Avast free as a back up?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2003, 02:11:25 PM »
Running 2 AV's on 1 pc is a bad idea.

Why ?

Because it's extemely hard to "unload & disable" the complete resident processes from a scanner. They always seem to load  something. And could give problems on low-level system.

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Waldo

I used to have Nod32 as a resident scanner and Avast4 as a backup one..
if you check this thread ,you will find that an AV like Nod32 loads a vxd file before loading witnodws and it denied access to files for any other AV one the computer (problem solved by Vlk  ;D )..
So, now I have Avast4 as my main scanner and Nod32 as the backup one.. ;)
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Re:Avast free as a back up?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2003, 02:16:59 PM »
The problems you had with Nod and Avast together seem to prove my point,

That most of the time, 2 Av's mess-up each other.

Offcourse, it can be fixed (like you did btw) but it needs some serious tweaking & knowledge to do it.

Glad to see your system is running good now Minacross.

Kind regards,

Waldo

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Re:Avast free as a back up?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2003, 02:25:13 PM »
thanx waldo  ;D
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