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ESET Online Scanner detected something that I dont have turned on?

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#1 fgeelo


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Posted 25 July 2010 - 02:06 AM

I was running ESET Online scanner today when it told me that I had some Anti Virus software running which could hinder the performance and quality of the scan. I clicked on the list and it told me that Windows Defender was the only thing running. This confuses me for two reasons:

1. Windows Defender is turned off
2. I am running AVG Free and that did not show up?

Why on earth would it detect a program I'm not using and not detect a program I am using?
Thanks for your help.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 06:59 AM

Other anti-virus and anti-spyware progams running on your computer can interfere with the scan. As such ESET notifies you so they can be disabled first.

If you have other anti-virus, anti-spyware or anti-malware programs running on your computer, they may intercept the scan being performed by the ESET Online Scanner and slow it down. You may wish to disable the real-time protection components of your other security software before running the ESET Online Scanner. Remember to turn them back on after you are finished!

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If ESET did not recognize the existing security programs properly, that is a question better asked of Eset Support so they can investigate and answer.

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