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Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?
« on: April 21, 2012, 07:14:25 PM »
Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?

Also, is there a simple way to temporarily turn OFF Avast (as there is with MSSE)?

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Re: Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 07:17:19 PM »
Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?

No.
Please uninstall MSE..!!
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Re: Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 07:20:40 PM »
It does not need to be uninstalled.  All that needs to be done is to turn off "Realtime Protection".  Please give correct advice!



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Re: Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2012, 07:24:22 PM »
Please give correct advice!

I did.
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Re: Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2012, 07:25:27 PM »
You can turn off Avast by right clicking on it's system tray icon and mousing over "avast! shields control" and then choosing a period to disable them all for.

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Re: Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012, 07:27:23 PM »
NO! disabling realtime protection only is INSUFFICIENTas it could still possibly leave low level drivers of MSE running.

these drivers could STILL conflict with Avast! drivers, causing potential problems like freezes or BSOD.

please uninstall MSE

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Re: Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2012, 07:29:18 PM »
Please give correct advice!

I did.

No sir, you did not.  You gave the member the impression the only option was to uninstall the product and that is not correct.  The product can remain installed as long as the "Realtime Protection" is turned off.

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Re: Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2012, 07:30:25 PM »
NO! disabling realtime protection only is INSUFFICIENTas it could still possibly leave low level drivers of MSE running.

these drivers could STILL conflict with Avast! drivers, causing potential problems like freezes or BSOD.

please uninstall MSE

Where is the Microsoft documentation to support your claim?

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Re: Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2012, 07:31:18 PM »
The product can remain installed as long as the "Realtime Protection" is turned off.

Sorry, but you're wrong.
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Re: Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2012, 07:34:40 PM »
Documentation is all over the internet if you do a search and is widely common knowledge, you do not install two antiviruses on the same system, disabled or not.

« Last Edit: April 21, 2012, 07:39:23 PM by craigb »

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Re: Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2012, 07:42:53 PM »
Use the Windows Services GUI to disable MSE or far better just uninstall it. :)


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Re: Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2012, 07:52:18 PM »
Use the Windows Services GUI to disable MSE or far better just uninstall it. :)
You might get away with it being disabled in that mannor for a while but there is still the chance of avast detecting it, much safer with it removed completely.

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Re: Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2012, 08:05:21 PM »
It does not need to be uninstalled.  All that needs to be done is to turn off "Realtime Protection".  Please give correct advice!



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NO! disabling realtime protection only is INSUFFICIENTas it could still possibly leave low level drivers of MSE running.

these drivers could STILL conflict with Avast! drivers, causing potential problems like freezes or BSOD.

please uninstall MSE

Where is the Microsoft documentation to support your claim?

Right here (step 3) -> http://experts.windows.com/w/experts_wiki/89.aspx

Maybe you should do your homework before accusing someone of giving incorrect advice.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2012, 08:16:34 PM by Charyb »

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Re: Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2012, 08:16:14 PM »
@Charyb: thx for the link, remembered reading it somewhere but did not bookmarked it.  :)

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Re: Can Avast! Pro co-exist with MS Security Essentials?
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2012, 08:22:02 PM »
It does not need to be uninstalled.  All that needs to be done is to turn off "Realtime Protection".  Please give correct advice!

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NO! disabling realtime protection only is INSUFFICIENTas it could still possibly leave low level drivers of MSE running.

these drivers could STILL conflict with Avast! drivers, causing potential problems like freezes or BSOD.

please uninstall MSE

Where is the Microsoft documentation to support your claim?

Right here -> http://experts.windows.com/w/experts_wiki/89.aspx

Maybe you should do your homework before accusing someone of giving incorrect advice.

Every reference on that site indicates "real-time".  Here's what is indicated regarding on-demand.

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However, you can have an on-demand scanner, such as Malwarebytes, installed.  Malwarebytes offers two different scanners – one on-demand (free), and one real-time (paid).  The on-demand scanner does not conflict with MSE’s real-time scanning.

Now, when one disables real-time MSE the only tool remaining is an on-demand tool.

I do admit, though, the OP didn't specifically indicate what OS is being used and that page states XP is handled differently than Vista and Windows 7.