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Offline strakl

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Hello. So the title pretty much summens up my question correctly. I am just wondering if it's possible to do that.

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Re: Can you use another antivirus along avast if the passive mode is enabled
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2021, 02:00:12 PM »
Hi, in short, yes. But you'll lose all active protection in Avast.
For details, see: https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/43/
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Re: Can you use another antivirus along avast if the passive mode is enabled
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2021, 02:38:35 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I was asking because one of my friends wanted to have a second opinion scanner always installed and when he needed it he could enable the passive mode so i wondered if it will conflict.

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Re: Can you use another antivirus along avast if the passive mode is enabled
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 02:40:39 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Can you use another antivirus along avast if the passive mode is enabled
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2021, 03:37:38 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I was asking because one of my friends wanted to have a second opinion scanner always installed and when he needed it he could enable the passive mode so i wondered if it will conflict.
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Re: Can you use another antivirus along avast if the passive mode is enabled
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2021, 03:47:12 PM »
oh yeah, i totally forgot that you actually dont' need to install anything :).

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Re: Can you use another antivirus along avast if the passive mode is enabled
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2021, 06:46:11 PM »
There are many second opinion scanners that you don't need to install. The 3 I use are Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, AdwCleaner and Hitman Pro. Another good one is Emsisoft Emergency Kit.