Solved Multiple AV and malware

Dell - inspiron 17.3" laptop - 4gb memor...
April 19, 2014 at 13:22:07
Specs: Windows 8.1, 3.0/ 4Mb
I am currently using Windows Defender. Can I also install Avast and/or Malwarebyte? What about utility programs such as Gleary Utilities or CCleaner?

Thank you.
Brian W


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April 19, 2014 at 15:27:18
Glad to help.

Lots of folk use MWB freebie if and when they suspect something might have slipped through. If you want to try Avast then disable real time monitoring in MSE (see Settings tab) - it shouldn't conflict then.

CCleaner is not an AV so that is OK too. I would think Gleary would be OK for the same reason, although that's not one I know much about (doesn't get suggested around here). Utility programs don't usually conflict with each other.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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April 19, 2014 at 14:42:04
It is best not to have more than one antivirus running in the background at the same time. You can have any number of programs that only run on demand.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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April 19, 2014 at 14:54:03
Derek,

Thank you for your response. What about Malwarebyte? Is that antivirus? Does that run in the background or on demand?

Thanks again,
Brian W


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April 19, 2014 at 15:04:54
If it's the free version it only runs on demand.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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April 19, 2014 at 15:16:48
It is the free version soI I guess it is ok to install. Thank you for your assistance.

Brian W


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April 19, 2014 at 15:27:18
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Glad to help.

Lots of folk use MWB freebie if and when they suspect something might have slipped through. If you want to try Avast then disable real time monitoring in MSE (see Settings tab) - it shouldn't conflict then.

CCleaner is not an AV so that is OK too. I would think Gleary would be OK for the same reason, although that's not one I know much about (doesn't get suggested around here). Utility programs don't usually conflict with each other.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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