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    I was reading on the liveonecare page that it shouldn't be installed on top of another antivirus. I was wondering if the installation itself potentially give computer trouble or if the issue arises when both antivirus are running at the same time.( I was wanting to install live onecare but already have an antivirus, so i would just turn one off when the other is running, but have both to run a scan every so often.)

     

    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 8:21 PM

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  • userac78;

     

    You're not the first to have considered this, but either or both scenarios could create problems for you.  You should not have more than one installed real-time Anti-virus application, and some like OneCare will not even allow another to be installed depending on the application.  This forum is full of reported slow or inoperable systems due to incomplete removals of previous security installations:

     

    https://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3871380&SiteID=2&pageid=0

     

    Consider using an online Anti-Virus scanner like the OneCare Safety Scanner along with your installed product rather than having two AV applications installed, even if you do not intend to use both concurrently:

     

    http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Removal:_Online_Anti-Virus_Scans

     

    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 9:25 PM
  • i went to the link for the online scanner but it prompts me to download it. i have vista 64bit. is this installation also not recommended if i have another av?
    Thursday, October 30, 2008 9:18 PM
  • userac78;

     

    If you have an x64 Vista System, you should take a look at Eset's online scanner, which was developed with 64 bit systems in mind: http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/index.php 

     

    Q8: Does the ESET Online Scanner work with 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows?
    A8:
    Yes, the ESET Online Scanner works with x64 (AMD64 and EMT64) versions of Microsoft Windows—it does not work with Itanium (IA64) versions of Microsoft Windows. The ESET Online Scanner is a 32-bit application, which means it must be run through in the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer, and as an Administrator. To do so, right-click on the Internet Explorer (32-bit) icon in the Start Menu and select "Run as administrator" from the popup context menu.

     

    Make sure you read the remaining Eset FAQ as well, however the online scanners are not installed applications, they run from downloaded ActiveX files which are refreshed at each run of the scanner, and they will not get in the way of installed security products, so on the contrary it is recommended and more so since it accesses a different security definition database than OneCare.  I would not choose to run scans on both concurrently though, as that's just looking for some trouble.

     

    Thursday, October 30, 2008 10:05 PM