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#1 Layback Bear

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 05:48 AM

I trying to figure out weather my K.I.S. 2009 is stopping a secure site that I have pass words. If I disable K.I.S. for that site and turn on another A.V. for that site only. Using I.E.8. I know I shouldn't have both active at the same time. Will there be a problem? :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 07:40 AM

Using more than one anti-virus program is not advisable. The primary concern with doing so is due to conflicts that can arise when they are running in real-time mode simultaneously and issues with Windows resource management. Even when one of them is disabled for use as a stand-alone scanner, it can affect the other. Anti-virus software components insert themselves into the operating systems core and using more than one can cause instability, crash your computer, slow performance and waste system resources. When actively running in the background while connected to the Internet, they both may try to update their definition databases at the same time. As the programs compete for resources required to download the necessary files this often can result in sluggish system performance or unresponsive behavior.

Each anti-virus may interpret the activity of the other as malicious behavior and there is a greater chance of them alerting you to a "False Positive". If one finds a virus or a suspicious file and then the other also finds the same, both programs will be competing over exclusive rights on dealing with that virus or suspicious file. Each anti-virus may attempt to remove the offending file and quarantine it at the same time resulting in a resource management issue as to which program gets permission to act first. If one anit-virus finds and quarantines the file before the other one does, then you encounter the problem of both wanting to scan each other's zipped or archived files and each reporting the other's quarantined contents. This can lead to a repetitive cycle of endless alerts that continually warn you that a virus has been found when that is not the case.

Anti-virus scanners use virus definitions to check for malware and these can include a fragment of the virus code which may be recognized by other anti-virus programs as the virus itself. Because of this, most anti-virus programs encrypt their definitions so that they do not trigger a false alarm when scanned by other security programs. Other vendors do not encrypt their definitions and they can trigger false alarms when detected by the resident anti-virus.

Further, keep in mind that dual installation is not always possible because most of the newer anti-virus programs will detect the presence of others and may insist they be removed prior to download and installation of another. Nonetheless, to avoid these problems, use only one anti-virus solution. Deciding which one to remove is your choice. Be aware that you may lose your subscription to that anti-virus program's virus definitions once you uninstall that software.

Anti-virus vendors recommend that you install and run only one anti-virus program at a timeWhen necessary, you can always get another opinion by performing an Online Virus Scan.
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Posted 29 September 2009 - 01:44 PM

If you disable your antivirus only long enough to test your theory, you should be ok. Just make sure not to go anywhere else until you turn it back on.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 07:56 AM

Thank you folks for getting back to me. Just another bad idea from me. I'm getting frustrated with this problem I'm having. :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 11:05 AM

Have you contacted fmcdealer.com to see what they say?
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Posted 03 October 2009 - 01:58 PM

Several times and I get no help. All I get back is a survey. I called them on the phone from work and all I got was to send them another email. So I did several times and they send me another survey wanting to know how well they helped me with my problem.The only info I got from them on the phone was they are still using I.E.6 and it works fine. I told them all the things I have tried with no reply. The other people at work that can do the things on Fords site from home still have I.E.6. Those that have I.E.8 are having the same problems I'm having. Through the GRAPE VINE I hear they know they are having a problem but there not talking about it.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 05:00 PM

I don't remember. Did you try a different browser like Firefox?
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 08:22 AM

Thanks for getting back. For the web sits that are secure Ford Motor will only allow I.E., no other browsers will work. What they tell me over the phone they think I.E. is a more secure browser. Most every body knows thats the case. I can't remember how long ago I.E.6 was updated to I.E.7 but they still use I.E.6. Reading the FMC tech site there is a lot of tech having the same problem.




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