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#1 willoliah


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Posted 20 May 2005 - 06:56 PM

is it possible to run 2 anti virus programmes or will they conflict with each other? my comps goin real slow since i downloaded avg[COLOR=red]

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 07:02 PM

:thumbsup: to BC willoliah,

To answer your question it depends on how high of memory you have on your computer. You have two but they take a lot of space so if you have a lot of space you can. But if you don't have a lot of space i would save it for something else.

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 11:02 PM

:thumbsup: to BC! willoliah.
Frankie12 is right about running 2 anti-virus programs at once, it all depends on your memory.

Good Luck,

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 12:46 AM

You can certainly have two AV applications on your computer at the same time, but having them both running together can produce unexpected results, and will certainly slow down your computer. Have one resident (turned on whilst using your computer) and then disable it, and scan your hard drive with the second AV application.
Keep in mind that it might happen that one AV will detect a virus in the other's vault, or in its definitions, so be careful about what actions you take.
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Posted 21 May 2005 - 01:47 AM

It's quite possible but I don't think it's desirable or useful. There will almost certainly be startup conflicts as well as false positives as jgweed pointed out. If you want to supplement your anti-virus coverage use an online scanner (although they take a long time to download via dial-up)

Here are some links to free online Anti-Virus scans. They do take some time to load and run and in some cases you can only use Internet Explorer, with ActiveX enabled, to access them but they are an excellent support for your existing anti-virus program.

Trend Micro online scan "housecall" - http://housecall.antivirus.com/

Panda Active Scan online - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/

BitDefender online scan - http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php

McAfee online scan - http://www.pcpitstop.com/freescan/

Security Advisor (?) - http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx

Trend Micro Housecall - http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/enterprise...call_launch.php
(European version, supports Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox and Opera)

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