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

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by lalinda@yahoonospam.com, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. Guest

    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).
     
    , Oct 29, 2006
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  2. From: <>

    | 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 !
     
    David H. Lipman, Oct 29, 2006
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  3. vix Guest

    just sue avira its the the best free av, avast it no good. check out
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/ for further details
     
    vix, Oct 29, 2006
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  4. From: "vix" <>

    | 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.
     
    David H. Lipman, Oct 29, 2006
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  5. Damian Guest

    You get what you pay for.
     
    Damian, Oct 29, 2006
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  6. Guest

    Only rarely :-/
     
    , Oct 30, 2006
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  7. Ze Muffinman Guest

    NOT a good idea at all, as someone else here said.
    Try this all-in-one suite:
    http://www.trendmicro.com/en/products/desktop/pc-cillin/evaluate/overview.htm
     
    Ze Muffinman, Oct 31, 2006
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  8. bassbag Guest

    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
     
    bassbag, Nov 4, 2006
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  9. Guest


    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?
     
    , Nov 5, 2006
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  10. From: <>


    |
    | 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 !
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 5, 2006
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  11. Far Canal Guest

    wrote

    Only one or two! During the five minutes of so you're connected to an
    online AVP they've got the power to download the complete contents of
    your hd. They use a special version of PKZip that has compression
    beyond your wildest dreams. Both the CIA and FBI use it too.
    You've been warned - this message will disappear in a week.
     
    Far Canal, Nov 5, 2006
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  12. From: "Far Canal" <>

    | Only one or two! During the five minutes of so you're connected to an
    | online AVP they've got the power to download the complete contents of
    | your hd. They use a special version of PKZip that has compression
    | beyond your wildest dreams. Both the CIA and FBI use it too.
    | You've been warned - this message will disappear in a week.
    |

    :)
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 5, 2006
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  13. kurt wismer Guest

    i think your tinfoil hat is on too tight...
     
    kurt wismer, Nov 6, 2006
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