I have run Avast AV for some time with no problems, but after loading Service pack 2 beta, the new security setup in SP2 didn't recognise it.So also loaded Etrust AV which SP2 recognises. They seem to work happily side by side in the system tray, & I obviously I don't run them together when scanning. Is there any problem with this?
ETrust is free for one year only, Avast has given me very good service & I am loathe to abandon it. I installed Etrust because it was on the MS Security disc to try it. I agree that this is probably OTT, but I am asking if there is a problem not not if it is needed.
Conventional wisdom is that it is a bad idea to have more than one virus scanner installed (assuming that they do on-demand scanning). They slow each other down. But if you're system is working OK I can't see any problem in keeping both.
I have just been looking click here and I am quite suprised. AVG which most members prefer gives a 66.85% cover ETrust 63.08%, and Avast 86.85%. Perhaps I should uninstall ETrust which is recomended?supplied by Microsoft.
unlike the english premier league soccer, i suppose the realworld performance of anti-virus tools is quite a dynamic one. there is no guarantee whatsoever that the top-ranking products this time can occupy similar prime positions when come to the next test.......
regarding AVG which has a long history of presence as a popular freeware antivirus tool, i sometimes wonder why Symantec or Network Associates have not been bothered to take-over its developer (and effectively 'killing' the product) if it is viewed as a real threat to the well-known commercial products.
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