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Multiple Antivirus programs???

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    Multiple Antivirus programs???


    i have trend micro and i read online that bitdefender is better than trend micro but i want to know can i leave trend micro installed but turn it off and just use bitdefender until i decide whether i want to stay with trend micro or swap everything to bitdefender????

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    Windows 8.1


    I would strongly advise against doing that. This could create conflicts. If you really want to try bitdefender then have at it but if trend-micro has been protecting your PC adequately, I wouldn't make the change. Some time ago, I tried the bitdefender free version and I wasn't that impressed with it. Good luck.
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    Hi there.

    I highly recommend the native Windows Defender along with Malwarebytes via some members that I consider very knowledgeable in this area.

    I also agree to uninstall any other antivirus program before trying another one. It will most likely cause conflicts.

    You may want to read through the threads that I posted below before making a decision. There are other threads you may acquire to read via the advanced search.

    www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=29529

    www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=30172

    www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=22894
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    Windows 8.1.1


    Bitdefender scans the system while installing. I believe it won't install if it finds another security program that is capable of running in realtime, even if it isn't actually running at the time.
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    I recommend you not to do that. Incompatible programs when installed on a single platform can cause conflicting issues. If you want to use Bitdefender; first uninstall trend micro and then install Bitdefnder or any other tool. If you want to use two antivirus software together then always check their compatibility before installing them. You may go for compatible and light weight antivirus tool like Immunet Plus along with your primary protection software.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Adaware senses another antivirus & shuts off any of its attributes that would cause a conflict with that antivirus.

    I know because I run Avast & Adaware & there are no conflicts between the two.
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    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Adaware senses another antivirus & shuts off any of its attributes that would cause a conflict with that antivirus.

    I know because I run Avast & Adaware & there are no conflicts between the two.
    Ah, I wasn't aware that Adaware had gone into the AV business.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Adaware senses another antivirus & shuts off any of its attributes that would cause a conflict with that antivirus.

    I know because I run Avast & Adaware & there are no conflicts between the two.
    Ah, I wasn't aware that Adaware had gone into the AV business.

    A picture:

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    Notice the red X's.
    Adaware automatically disabled these because they would cause conflicts.

    Another:

    Click image for larger version
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    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Adaware senses another antivirus & shuts off any of its attributes that would cause a conflict with that antivirus.

    I know because I run Avast & Adaware & there are no conflicts between the two.
    Ah, I wasn't aware that Adaware had gone into the AV business.

    A picture:

    Click image for larger version

    Notice the red X's.
    Adaware automatically disabled these because they would cause conflicts.

    Another:

    Click image for larger version
    Best of all the free version gets along just fine with zone alarm free firewall and AVG 2014 (Realtime)
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    Good info here!
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