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Anyway to use Avast with Avira or AVG free versions not in startup?

 
 
lalinda@yahoonospam.com
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      28-10-2006, 11:24 PM
What I'm thinking of is using Avast as my main AV program (with it's
multiple shields). Is there anyway of installing AVG or Avira free
versions and not have it load as a startup program, so that it can be run
as a 2nd AV check when necessary?

I was thinking of a normal install (where they usually insinuate their
dll's or exe files into resident memory), then using either MSCONFIG, Mike
Lin's startup, or Process Explorer's Autorun utility to remove the process
from running (or just do a regedit command myself). I would also check
services to see if a service was added and change it from AUTO to manual
(or disable and run it when necesssary).
 
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David H. Lipman
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      29-10-2006, 03:37 AM
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| What I'm thinking of is using Avast as my main AV program (with it's
| multiple shields). Is there anyway of installing AVG or Avira free
| versions and not have it load as a startup program, so that it can be run
| as a 2nd AV check when necessary?
|
| I was thinking of a normal install (where they usually insinuate their
| dll's or exe files into resident memory), then using either MSCONFIG, Mike
| Lin's startup, or Process Explorer's Autorun utility to remove the process
| from running (or just do a regedit command myself). I would also check
| services to see if a service was added and change it from AUTO to manual
| (or disable and run it when necesssary).

No. NOT a good idea at all !

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vix
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      29-10-2006, 02:03 PM
just sue avira its the the best free av, avast it no good. check out
http://www.av-comparatives.org/ for further details

 
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David H. Lipman
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      29-10-2006, 05:44 PM
From: "vix" <(E-Mail Removed)>

| just sue avira its the the best free av, avast it no good. check out
| http://www.av-comparatives.org/ for further details

Considering that it took Alwail two months to cure the VBS:Zulu problem detected using IE7
on MS web sites, they have lessned any respect they may have had.

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      29-10-2006, 11:08 PM
David H. Lipman wrote:
> From: "vix" <(E-Mail Removed)>
>
>> just sue avira its the the best free av, avast it no good. check out
>> http://www.av-comparatives.org/ for further details

>
> Considering that it took Alwail two months to cure the VBS:Zulu
> problem detected using IE7 on MS web sites, they have lessned any
> respect they may have had.


You get what you pay for.


 
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      30-10-2006, 04:07 AM
On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 15:08:02 -0800, "Damian"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>David H. Lipman wrote:
>> From: "vix" <(E-Mail Removed)>
>>
>>> just sue avira its the the best free av, avast it no good. check out
>>> http://www.av-comparatives.org/ for further details

>>
>> Considering that it took Alwail two months to cure the VBS:Zulu
>> problem detected using IE7 on MS web sites, they have lessned any
>> respect they may have had.

>
>You get what you pay for.
>

Only rarely :-/

 
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Ze Muffinman
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      31-10-2006, 08:13 PM
NOT a good idea at all, as someone else here said.
Try this all-in-one suite:
http://www.trendmicro.com/en/product...e/overview.htm


(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> What I'm thinking of is using Avast as my main AV program (with it's
> multiple shields). Is there anyway of installing AVG or Avira free
> versions and not have it load as a startup program, so that it can be run
> as a 2nd AV check when necessary?
>
> I was thinking of a normal install (where they usually insinuate their
> dll's or exe files into resident memory), then using either MSCONFIG, Mike
> Lin's startup, or Process Explorer's Autorun utility to remove the process
> from running (or just do a regedit command myself). I would also check
> services to see if a service was added and change it from AUTO to manual
> (or disable and run it when necesssary).


 
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bassbag
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      04-11-2006, 07:12 PM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
(E-Mail Removed) says...
> What I'm thinking of is using Avast as my main AV program (with it's
> multiple shields). Is there anyway of installing AVG or Avira free
> versions and not have it load as a startup program, so that it can be run
> as a 2nd AV check when necessary?
>
> I was thinking of a normal install (where they usually insinuate their
> dll's or exe files into resident memory), then using either MSCONFIG, Mike
> Lin's startup, or Process Explorer's Autorun utility to remove the process
> from running (or just do a regedit command myself). I would also check
> services to see if a service was added and change it from AUTO to manual
> (or disable and run it when necesssary).
>

Why bother with so many good online scans?...Just choose an av that works
well for you and use online scanners as backups.....or just buy
kaspersky.#
me
 
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lalinda@yahoonospam.com
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      05-11-2006, 04:50 PM
bassbag <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
news:(E-Mail Removed) k:

> Why bother with so many good online scans?...Just choose an av that
> works well for you and use online scanners as backups.....or just buy
> kaspersky



I've found that Kaspersky is a mem usage hog, and who wants some private
company to scan your hard drive and have a record of all your files?

How can you tell they're not copying a file or two?

 
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David H. Lipman
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      05-11-2006, 05:11 PM
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| I've found that Kaspersky is a mem usage hog, and who wants some private
| company to scan your hard drive and have a record of all your files?
|
| How can you tell they're not copying a file or two?

The above is a bunch of FUD !

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