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#1 akuigla

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:27 PM

Hello,
Is it possible to have to muchf protection on pc?On my Vista I have built in firewall and windows defender.In addition, I have AVG 8 free,Superantispyware and Malwarebytes antimalware.Many times while I was on internet, AVG and windows defender simultaneously blocked pc-s blood suckers!!Since few days ago I added a superantispyware because of the reccomendations on this site.Also,Gibson Research tested all my ports,with Shields up!more than 1200,and my pc received a stealth!
But I need your opinion,
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#2 FiOS Dan

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:22 PM

You can probably have as much "On Demand" protection as you want but it is generally not good practice to have two of the same type programs (e.g. AVs, FWs, etc.) running resident in the background because of the potential for conflicts.
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:49 AM

Had a customer at work yesterday with TrendMicro Internet Security and Norton Antivirus 2009 installed - it was painfully slow booting and operating.
Uninstalled the Trend Micro (an older version) and it was working fine!

Antiviruses fight each other for control of the files that they're scanning - never use more than one at a time.
Firewalls implement rules a bit differently - so don't use more than one. A conflict my prevent you from connecting to the internet.
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:36 PM

Real-time scanners, as some of the above posters have stated, do conflict with each other. It is unnecessary to have two real-time scanners. However, on-demand scanners I do not think are problematic. I wouldn't suggest running multiple scans at once, though, as this might cause similar conflicts as with real-time scanner battles. ;) On-demand scanners work just like any other program, and turning them on whenever you need them is helpful to cut down on CPU usage when you are attempting to do something else on the PC. I personally use Ahnlab AV, SpySweeper, and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. The first two mentioned run real-time in the background. since they are of different strctures and searching for (sort of) different things, they haven't conflicted for me. Not sure if it is a good idea to run both, but my CPU idle usage (with about 15 other programs I have running at once) is under 7%. So, no worries.

And--not sure if this is the place to ask--is SuperAnti-Spyware that great? I had it, ran it some, didn't find anything. Removing it, however, was a terrible experience. It was almost as bad as removing the Zone Alarm free firewall. Locked files, stubborn uninstalling, had to Google numerous times to find the problem. Even after restart, some files didn't let go (especially .dll's that didn't seem to be used by anything EXCEPT SAS, which at that time was uninstalled).
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:49 PM

...is SuperAnti-Spyware that great? I had it, ran it some, didn't find anything. Removing it, however, was a terrible experience. It was almost as bad as removing the Zone Alarm free firewall.

SUPERAntiSpyware is a highly-regarded program with excellent detection and removal capabilities. I have experienced no problems in the past when uninstalling it prior clean upgrades either.
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:11 AM

So far AVG and antispyware are running happily side-by-side.Is it possible that in future they may collide with each other?If anybody knows, please let me know.Thank you
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:38 AM

Well, I honestly doubt it. They are on different sides of the PC Protection. I think having 2 NON-REAL-TIME Anti-Viruses isn't a bad idea, even though most likely it isn't needed. SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware are two highly regarded Anti-Spyware removal softwares on this board.

You can never be too safe, but refrain from using 2 of each.
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