On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 07:22:03 -0500, Neil Jones wrote:
> What is the best way to use 2 or more virus scanners on the same system?
> I want one of AV scaaners to be the primary AV scanner (resident). The
> other AV scanners I would like to use them from a bootable CD or as an
> application and execute on-demand only. Some scanners seem to be more
> current than others. So I would like to know if anyone has done this on
> Windows Vista without hurting the system.
Use one (1) only 'real-time' Anti-Virus (AV) application on your operating
You can have as many 'on-demand' AV applications as you like.
Avira AntiVir® Personal - FREE Antivirus
Free antivirus - avast! 4 Home Edition
ESET NOD32 Antivirus - Not Free
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 7.0 - Not Free
are 'real-time' AV applications. You would have to choose only one (1).
On-demand AV applications:
(add them to your arsenal and use them as a "second opinion" AV scanner).
David H. Lipman's MULTI_AV Tool
Malwarebytes© Corporation - Anti-Malware
Dr.Web CureIt!® Utility - FREE
Kaspersky® Virus Removal Tool, Dr.Web CureIt!® and the free version of
Malwarebytes© are not capable for real-time protection of your computer.
Kaspersky® AVPTool, Dr.Web CureIt!® have no update feature (so they don't
turn into full blown scanners). As soon as your computer is cleaned you are
supposed to remove these tools from your operating system.
Re: K/AVPTool; To uninstall/move this program 'enable self-defense' must be
The same credo applies to Anti-Spyware (A-S) applications.