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Mcafee Stinger And Zonealarm Anti-virus: Compatible?


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#1 Orange Blossom

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 03:30 PM

I have read much about anti-virus programs conflicting with each other.

I'm getting ready to post a hijack this log, and the directions say to download and run McAfee Avert Stinger. I already have ZoneAlarm Anti-virus, and until a few days ago had Symantec. (I unintalled it before installing ZoneAlarm). Both were/are up to date and detected/detect nothing.

Will McAfee Avert Stinger conflict with ZoneAlarm or should I shut down ZA's Anti-virus while running Stinger? Should I not download Stinger?

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 04:03 PM

The Avert Stinger is a stand-alone application directed against very specific viruses. As such, you may run it (and I would do this off-line, with your regular AV turned temporarily off) without conflicts, which are primarily caused by two real-time protection services running at the same time.
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 09:12 PM

Thanks for the reply. :thumbsup: That is what I will do.

What I won't do, however, is run the on-line virus scans, such as HouseCall and Panda, since that could potentially cause conflict, and I don't want my protection off while on-line.

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