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What happens if!
« on: December 14, 2003, 10:33:46 PM »
Avast team,

Can anyone tell me, would it be OK to install a second A-V program if I turned off all of the Avast providers except resident?

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Re:What happens if!
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2003, 10:45:25 PM »
do you plan on turning off all of the on access scanners of the other av?
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Re:What happens if!
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2003, 10:47:34 PM »
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No

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2003, 10:49:59 PM »
if I were going to use F-secure's on access scanners I would disable all avast providers to be sure there is no conflict but Im sure the ALWIL team wil have a better awnser for you.  :-\
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Re:What happens if!
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2003, 10:51:28 PM »
Thanks for the input, might be the safest option.

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Re:What happens if!
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2003, 10:55:35 PM »
Walker, if you want a second (backup) scanner, I suggest these ones (not resident and fully compatible with avast!):

1. Antivir PE Fair but with quite some false alarms
2. AVDisk Fine tool to automatically create rescue disks for the F-PROT/DOS anti-virus
3. BitDefender Free Edition for DOS
4. BitDefender Free Edition and Updates*
5. BitDefender Free Removal Tools
6. F-Prot for DOS and Updates
7. Norton Anti-Virus Removal Utility 2003

Anyway, why do you want to disable avast?
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Re:What happens if!
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2003, 10:57:18 PM »
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Anyway, why do you want to disable avast?
yes, Im wondering that to!   :-\
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Re:What happens if!
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2003, 11:02:10 PM »
Tech, ML,

I'd like to keep Avast resident scanner and perhaps script blocker.

I'm looking for a e-mail scanner and web browser protection.

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Re:What happens if!
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2003, 11:09:00 PM »
Tech, ML,

I'd like to keep Avast resident scanner and perhaps script blocker.

I'm looking for a e-mail scanner and web browser protection.

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avast! is the better email scanner I have ever used... Probably you won't found easy another 'single' application for this. Anyway, you could give a try to these e-mail test tools:

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Email Security Test Very extensive tests to check if your email software is secure
Email Defense Test Receive a harmless .VBS email attachment thus testing your defenses against script viruses without any risk.
Sentinel Lite Protect email privacy, script virus alerts, attachment infection prevention, etc.
Mail relay test

I cannot suggest any of them because I use avast.

For the web browser protection, I suggest AnalogX Script Defender that intercept requests to execute most common scripting types, configure it to intercept new script extensions. Of course, in this case, I suppose you will still have the Standard Shield of avast...
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Re:What happens if!
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2003, 11:09:57 PM »
ok then out of technicals suggestions dont get bitdefender free or AVPE neither have email scanning. and bit defender free has ONLY on demand scanning
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Re:What happens if!
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2003, 11:17:38 PM »
Walker,

The general rule with Avast is simple.  You should not have 2 AVs running resident at the same time, especially AVs with email scanning such as AVG by Grisoft.  Most of the other manual AVs are ok.  I have used the on-line Av scanners as well but shy away from Panda.
Computer Associates, Symantec and Kaspersky worked ok and did not interfere or mind having Avast around.  ;D

To lessen the likelihood of conflict, with any other AV, shutting down the On-access protection moducles of Avast should be fine.

Technical suggested AnalogX Script Defender.  This is a good choice.  Also look into Script Sentry ( which I use with the Avast Home version).
Both are well suited to protect against malicious script execution.
I think you still can download it at http://www.jasons-toolbox.com


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Re:What happens if!
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2003, 11:20:01 PM »
Tech,

I think your mis-reading my messages  ;) I don't want to test my e-mail protection (currently Avast Pro. which works ;)) and I did say I would like to keep Avast Script Blocker.

The incoming e-mail scanner is what I need to change.

ML,

Thanks for the tips, it does'nt have to be free, just something that works with all e-mail clients  ;)

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Re:What happens if!
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2003, 11:20:24 PM »
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Re:What happens if!
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2003, 11:23:00 PM »
The general rule with Avast is simple.  

Techie,

Yes thanks, my view as well  ;) tis is why the ? about having 'parts' of various A-V programs running/installed.

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Re:What happens if!
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2003, 11:24:58 PM »
ML,

Yes OK, but I was trying to retain Avast Script Blocker if poss.. .. see above.

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