Author Topic: Running 2 AV Progs is Bad, right?  (Read 3753 times)

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Offline bizadi

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Running 2 AV Progs is Bad, right?
« on: March 03, 2009, 11:12:09 PM »
My license for ESET Smart Security (includes NOD32 AV scanner) expires in 6 days.  I have been reading a lot about avast! and finally decided to pull the trigger and d/l Home 4.8.  No problems with the Typical install and the boot scan was fine.  I tried disabling ESET's antivirus & antispyware protection and had avast! enabled but then I could not access the internet  - IE 7 "This page cannot be displayed" message.  I then re-enabled Smart Security disabled avast! and can now reach the web.

I know that it is generally a bad idea to have 2 AV programs running simultaneously so should I just go ahead and uninstall ESET Smart Security at this time?  I also need to find a firewall and was thinking about trying Online Armor.

WinXP Pro SP3 btw.
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Re: Running 2 AV Progs is Bad, right?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009, 11:27:19 PM »
I've found ESET's instructions for manually removing -
http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN558&actp=LIST_POPULAR

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Re: Running 2 AV Progs is Bad, right?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009, 11:33:29 PM »
Yes, uninstall ESET before both antivirus block your system and conflict...
Online Armor is a good choice for firewall nowadays.
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Re: Running 2 AV Progs is Bad, right?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009, 11:46:21 PM »

Online Armor is a good choice for firewall nowadays.

"Better" than Comodo?  A lot of people have been recommending Comodo but I had some problems with it a few years ago.

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Re: Running 2 AV Progs is Bad, right?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2009, 11:48:24 PM »
"Better" than Comodo? 
I think so. More stable.
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Re: Running 2 AV Progs is Bad, right?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2009, 03:12:02 AM »
Yes, uninstall ESET before both antivirus block your system and conflict...
Online Armor is a good choice for firewall nowadays.

Download Online Armor Here
It's works good for me & it's seems lite on resources. 8)

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Re: Running 2 AV Progs is Bad, right?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2009, 03:18:23 AM »
Thanks - I'm up & running with avast! 4.8 & Online Armor.  Buh-bye NOD32/ESET Smart Security - it was fun while it lasted.

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Re: Running 2 AV Progs is Bad, right?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009, 01:37:14 AM »
bizadi i think you made a good choice for firewall and Anti Virus :D for anti spyware i would use superantispyware or spybot s&d and site advisor WOT (corect me if im wrong)
« Last Edit: March 05, 2009, 01:45:28 AM by Mr.Agent »