Author Topic: BitDefender and Avast together???  (Read 6106 times)

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medicalstudent9

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BitDefender and Avast together???
« on: August 01, 2004, 11:44:09 PM »
I might install BitDefender as a backup (with resident virus shield turned off). However, when I do decide to scan with BitDefender does Avast have to be turned off or can BitDefender scan (not the resident virus shield) with Avast resident running? Thanks for any help.




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techie101

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Re:BitDefender and Avast together???
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2004, 11:51:17 PM »
medstu,

I do not recommend running an antivirus with another running resident.
If you want to use BitDefender as a backuup, you should stop Avast from running the resident processes.

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medicalstudent9

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Re:BitDefender and Avast together???
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2004, 11:53:38 PM »
thanks


techie101

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Re:BitDefender and Avast together???
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2004, 11:56:35 PM »
medstu,

No problem at all.  I like to be safe rather than sorry.  Besides the conflict that may result, the scan results could very much be in error and you will not have a true picture of your system integrity.

medicalstudent9

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Re:BitDefender and Avast together???
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2004, 11:57:32 PM »
 and to turn off the avast "residentt" scanner I simply  stop the following

internet mail
instant messaging
P2P shield
standard shield
outlook/exchange



is that right??

thanks again

techie101

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Re:BitDefender and Avast together???
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2004, 12:01:10 AM »
medstu,

Yes, that should do it.

medicalstudent9

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Re:BitDefender and Avast together???
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2004, 12:03:08 AM »
thanks again

have a great day


bye

Negeltu

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Re:BitDefender and Avast together???
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2004, 12:48:25 AM »
Why can't you just "pause" the standard shield until the other scan is finished?  It seems more convenient.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2004, 01:11:41 AM by Negeltu »

medicalstudent9

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Re:BitDefender and Avast together???
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2004, 05:28:01 AM »
thanks

Amerk_5

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Re:BitDefender and Avast together???
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2004, 07:24:35 PM »
The free version of BitDefender doesn't have a resident scanner. I have BitDefender Free & avast Home installed. I've never disabled either one when doing a scan & I haven't had any problems.