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UGSAce

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#1 10 years ago

I was wondering if its bad to run lets say AVG and Avast at the same time? when i had avast installed and then i installed avg. AVG recommended to uninstall avast.




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#2 10 years ago

They can interfere with each other and degrade the performance of the programs




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#3 10 years ago

My question would be, is having two virus scanners really necessary? Both of those are good scanners, but you probably only need one. No offense, it just sounds like a little computer hypochondria to me.




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#4 10 years ago

Short answer, yes. Potentially.




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#5 10 years ago

They also both do things to the boot sector, to check for boot sector viruses. That can cause serious issues if you have two trying to modify that area in different ways.




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#6 10 years ago

Combining antivirus programs is never a good idea, for the reasons listed above. Pick one and remove the other. I recommend Avast.




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#7 10 years ago
Al the Octopus;4759847My question would be, is having two virus scanners really necessary? Both of those are good scanners, but you probably only need one. No offense, it just sounds like a little computer hypochondria to me.

The reason i ask is the Free Version of AVG does not include a firewall but the free version of Avast does.

and i had avast but im hesitant to go back to it b/c i originally got the 3 year paid subscription to it then it ran out and the very next day i got a trojan which i find to be very suspicious and ironic i also would do scans with avast and it wouldnt find anything then i used AVG it ended up finding stuff and it also would remove it and it fixed my problem temporary.




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#8 10 years ago

Avast is free unless you're using the Enterprise edition, which, unless you're running a business with Avast installed on all the computers, is unnecessary.




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#9 10 years ago
Zamamee;4760138Avast is free unless you're using the Enterprise edition, which, unless you're running a business with Avast installed on all the computers, is unnecessary.

ya i realized i got ripped off now Lol but im still not sure which one to use AVG or Avast...




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#10 10 years ago

I've been running AVG for as long as I can remember. Have never had any problems with it, and its always caught viruses (at least those that I am aware of). I haven't suffered with any virus since acquiring AVG either, so it works well for me. I did install Avast once, and the interface was shitty. I expect is has improved since then, but at the time, the design and such put me right off.




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