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Keanu Reeves
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 1:46 am    Post subject: Opinions On Using Norton And McAfee Together
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Just wondering what peoples opinions are on using norton and mcafee virus
scan inconjunction with each other.Good idea or bad.As i dont wanna just
rely on norton i wanna install mcafee also.Just wondering if using em both
will conflict with each other.Kind Regards Mat
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Torti Schlumpf
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:36 am    Post subject: Re: Opinions On Using Norton And McAfee Together [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Keanu Reeves wrote:

> Just wondering what peoples opinions are on using norton and mcafee virus
> scan inconjunction with each other.

Concerning OnAccess scan? I'm not enthusiastic about this idea. And I'm
sure you won't either. Wink

Good idea or bad.

If you use one of them on access an the other one just on demand, it
might work. But think about the following: Norton has got problems to
detect runtime packed malware, but McAfee doesn't. So if you have
running Norton on access all the time, then you check a runtime packed
malware with McAfee on access, McAfee unpacks it. So now Norton will
detect the malware, too, and they (NAV and McAfee) will conflict with
each other.

Furthermore, two av scanner installed on the same system might conflict
anyway, cause they're deeply rooted into the operating system.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:14 am    Post subject: Re: Opinions On Using Norton And McAfee Together [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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In news:bkqecr$go6$1@online.de,
Torti Schlumpf typed:
> Keanu Reeves wrote:
>
[snip]
>
> Furthermore, two av scanner installed on the same system might
> conflict anyway, cause they're deeply rooted into the operating
> system.
>

Another issue I've experienced in the past was that I couldn't install the
second AV as long as the first one was present.

I would suggest that you try before buy.

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Jean-Luc Cavey
Paris, France
E-Mail : JLCavey@alussinan.org
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Kerry Liles
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:14 am    Post subject: Re: Opinions On Using Norton And McAfee Together [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I am sure that most AV products hook into the windows file open processing
and therefore do NOT want or allow other AV products to be doing the same
(AFAIK there is no documented procedure for multiple processes to "line up"
so to speak - as there was on the mainframe systems like /370 with PSW
interrupt handling, but I digress and go back in time...)

When you pick an AV solution, you should pick the one that you think
provides the most timely updates and reasonable price for ongoing annual
updates etc.

Norton has quite an extensive background operation; McAfee somewhat less so
from what I understand. I use Computer Associates EZ-AV - a reasonable trade
off of performance and reliability and price IMHO. YMMV.

But two at the same time is not going to work under Windows methinks.

"Pourquoi tant d'étoiles pour si peu de trèfles à quatre feuilles ?"
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> In news:bkqecr$go6$1@online.de,
> Torti Schlumpf typed:
> > Keanu Reeves wrote:
> >
> [snip]
> >
> > Furthermore, two av scanner installed on the same system might
> > conflict anyway, cause they're deeply rooted into the operating
> > system.
> >
>
> Another issue I've experienced in the past was that I couldn't install the
> second AV as long as the first one was present.
>
> I would suggest that you try before buy.
>
> --
>
> Jean-Luc Cavey
> Paris, France
> E-Mail : JLCavey@alussinan.org
>
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