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AntiVir and Avast

by ptny / March 20, 2006 11:56 AM PST

i have both antiVir and Avast installed but at startup at get this dialogue bos telling me Avast is disabled due to incompatibility with AntiVir. i have automatic update set up for AntiVir but Windows security tells me that my antivirus is not on. now i am thinking i should disable AntiVir so Avast can run, but it's not at my startup menu. how am i supposed to do this?

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Few notes...
by John.Wilkinson / March 20, 2006 12:09 PM PST
In reply to: AntiVir and Avast

First, you should never, and rarely can, have two or more AV programs running at the same time. That can cause conflicts between the two should both lock onto the same file at the same time, or should they detect each other as a problem. (The one was disabled to prevent problems from arising.) Thus, you need to choose one for realtime protection and leave the other disabled or uninstalled until you need it. (At which time you'll have to make a swap...disable one and enable the other.)

Second, Windows Security does not detect all antivirus and firewall software, so there isn't necessarily a problem there.

Finally, there should be an option in the program's setting/preferences that allows you to have it run at startup/boot. You can also go start->run, type in msconfig and enable/disable the program's loading at startup by checking/unchecking the program's service(s). (Check the list for references to the two programs.)

Hope this helps,
John

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msconfig
by ptny / March 27, 2006 12:25 PM PST
In reply to: Few notes...

this is my personal laptop but when i type in msconfig a dialog box opens up to tell me i have no admin rights. dont understand...

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Admin rights...
by John.Wilkinson / March 28, 2006 2:12 AM PST
In reply to: msconfig

I'm assuming you're using Windows XP? If so, there are three basic user types...administrator, limited user, and guest. There are some things only an administrator can do, and it appears you've run into such a scenario.

Verify the account you're using has administrative rights by going Start->Control Panel->User Accounts. Under each username it will say what account type it is. If the one you're using isn't an administrative account, log onto one that is. (Remember, there's a hidden administrative account called Administrator. To access that, if it's not shown, log out, then at the welcome/login screen press ctrl + alt + delete twice, type in Administrator, and enter the password, if there is one.)

If that doesn't work, shout back, as there may be a larger issue brewing.

Hope this helps,
John

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admin rights
by ptny / April 4, 2006 2:11 PM PDT
In reply to: Admin rights...

i am logged on as administrator as usual. actually, i think i was looking for the place where i can choose which programs to start at startup, did something at the wrong place(which i obviously dont remember where)...

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I wouldn't have either
by Scott Simontis / March 22, 2006 11:08 AM PST
In reply to: AntiVir and Avast

Based on my experiences, Avast is a very poor program. A client of mine was using it, and it didn't do its job. Instead, I installed AVG Antivirus Free Edition, which got the job done, and found six viruses Avast was unaware of. You can download AVG Free Edition at free.grisoft.com.

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I agree : Scott is right
by shankru85 / March 24, 2006 6:56 AM PST
In reply to: I wouldn't have either

AVG is one of the best freeware antivirus software . Moreover is not correct to install more than one AV software , AVG will be enough .
Good Luck & Best Regards

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I can't use either
by jayfin / April 1, 2006 12:06 PM PST
In reply to: I wouldn't have either

I can't use Avast because of a known conflict with Zone Alarm Pro 2006 and I can't use AVG because of a known conflict with Roxio Easy Media Creator 7. Earlier versions of AVG worked with Roxio but not their latest.

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RE.AntiVir and Avast
by james_tanehsakdi / March 24, 2006 6:09 PM PST
In reply to: AntiVir and Avast

Uninstall AntiVir if necessary or you can disable the program by disable it to startup by using the startup control program. Such as antispyware programs. Most of the antispyware programs have the startup control.

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Use only one anti-virus program on your pc only...
by DUKESofHAZZARD / March 24, 2006 11:57 PM PST
In reply to: AntiVir and Avast

or else using more then one at the same time will cause your pc to have problems. I don't see the need to have more then one installed when you may only use one program per pc. Having others downloaded on your pc but not installed is unnecessary and a waste of your pc storage space.

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