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Offline trash

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norton and avast
« on: November 09, 2004, 02:05:20 AM »
does anyone know how i can run both avast home edition and norton av together?

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Re:norton and avast
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2004, 02:07:22 AM »
does anyone know how i can run both avast home edition and norton av together?

I wouldn't recommend doing so   :)    Run just Avast and as a backup use an online scanner like Housetrend or others listed here:  http://www.security-ops.tk/       Running both together will cause you alot of grief  and conflicts  ..  ;(
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Re:norton and avast
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2004, 02:25:39 AM »
Welcome to the forum trash.

Try the search function for Norton and avast!  Lots of reading there.
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Re:norton and avast
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2004, 03:48:32 AM »
avast! and Norton are definetively uncompatible applications. No way.  :P
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Re:norton and avast
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2004, 04:05:27 AM »
trash,

As much as I hate saying this since I am an avid Avast user, but you can run Norton and use Avast as a "backup" if you remove the resident scanner module.

What Technical means is that both cannot run resident at the same time.

However to be fair, Norton can run as the primary AV with Avast in the background dormant.  

I will say that if you only use Avast as a manual scanner, you are losing some of the best benefits of the software.

If you wish a recommendation, then take Connie's.  She is right on the money!

Good luck.

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Re:norton and avast
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2004, 04:16:13 AM »
trash..     As Techie says above,  it can be done  (its just  not recommended) and only if you do so as he explains.

I uninstalled Norton 6 months before my registration ran out on it.    It hogs your resources;   something Avast does not.    Ive been extremely impressed with Avast since installing it and do not regret for a moment uninstalling Norton from our machines.    

Just a users endorsement trash  :)    I dont work for the company  :)

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Re:norton and avast
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2004, 11:59:50 AM »
What Technical means is that both cannot run resident at the same time.

As Techie says above, it can be done (its just not recommended)

I adviced  :P
There are more incompatibilities than only the residents.
16-bit applications, VDD Registry keys, SP2 integration, email protection, proxy, firewall...
I adviced  :P
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Re:norton and avast
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2004, 06:30:28 AM »
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There are more incompatibilities than only the residents.
16-bit applications, VDD Registry keys, SP2 integration, email protection, proxy, firewall...

Yes, true....but for most situations, it is the resident scanner that causes the problems.   ;)