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Old 12-26-08, 06:06 PM
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Norton and Kaspersky

can i have Norton and Kaspersky Internet Security on the same PC?
and is Kaspersky Internet Security to easy setup for if you dont know awhole lot?
thanks
Old 12-26-08, 07:32 PM
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I cannot specifically answer your question. However, as a general rule of thumb, it is considered unwise to have two AV products offering real-time protection on the same system at the same time. They can and do compete for the same resources and can cause each other to fail. It could be the IT security equivalent of two outfielders chasing the same flyball, running into each other and the ball dropping between them for a base hit.

Having one offer real time protection and using the other for scheduled system scans and manual scans would probably work just fine. I'm really not sure.
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I'm not even sure Kaspersky will let you install it until you uninstall Norton.

As former JustinS wrote, it's generally not a good idea.
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Norton doesn't play well with others.
Old 12-27-08, 11:23 AM
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The correct answer is: You should never use Norton. Bloated POS and waste of money.
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Do yourself a favor and get NOD32.

Best AV IMO.

You can get it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832114005
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Re: Norton and Kaspersky

i use both kaspersky and max's.both work fine.
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Re: Norton and Kaspersky

max's stops the virus's before kaspersky.always.
Old 02-05-09, 06:28 PM
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Re: Norton and Kaspersky

Related question:

I've finally decided to switch and jump from Norton to Kaspersky this year. Hopefully, no issues uninstalling NAV. I downloaded the Norton Removal Tool just in case.

The question is, can I safely leave both Spybot S+D and Grisoft's AVG (free) installed without any problems? Both seemed compatible with Norton, as far as I could tell, and they've both saved me a few times.

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Old 02-05-09, 09:38 PM
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Re: Norton and Kaspersky

Originally Posted by dleedlee View Post
The question is, can I safely leave both Spybot S+D and Grisoft's AVG (free) installed without any problems?
Kaspersky will not install on a PC with AVG already installed, which makes sense since AVG is another real-time AV scanner. You'll have to uninstall AVG completely before you can install Kaspersky.
http://www.nirmaltv.com/2008/11/30/h...all-kaspersky/

Spybot is not a real-time scanner, so it should work fine with Kaspersky.
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Re: Norton and Kaspersky

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Kaspersky will not install on a PC with AVG already installed, which makes sense since AVG is another real-time AV scanner. You'll have to uninstall AVG completely before you can install Kaspersky.
http://www.nirmaltv.com/2008/11/30/h...all-kaspersky/

Spybot is not a real-time scanner, so it should work fine with Kaspersky.
Thanks, that makes sense. I added AVG to both my machines that came pre-installed with Norton.
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Re: Norton and Kaspersky

Installing 2 anti virus in one pc will just create a problem even if you can install it. Between Norton and Kaspersky I'll pick Kaspersky.
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Re: Norton and Kaspersky

Two firewalls will cause problems. Two antivirus is okay as long as they aren't both running active protection.
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Re: Norton and Kaspersky

Originally Posted by TheKobra View Post
Do yourself a favor and get NOD32.

Best AV IMO.

You can get it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832114005

This and a brain is all you need. Get a good router. That's the best firewall you can get. Don't surf porn sites or click on links in email.
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Re: Norton and Kaspersky

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Don't surf porn sites or click on links in email.
Why else would you need the internet?

Our work switched from Mcaffee to NOD32 sometime last year.
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Re: Norton and Kaspersky

Not sure if this helps, but it is never a good idea to run to apps like that at the same time. However, two items that are not in real time should play nice together.

Aside from what jfoobar mentioned, this might cause your machine to blue screen. I had two machines at work (and another I saw doing for a client) that had multiple VScans installed and what was happening was they were trying to access a specific Windows DLL at the same time...Windows thought it was a threat and shut the boxes down. The only way to fix the problem was to go in under safe mode and remove one (or in some cases both) to restore the system back to its original state.
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Re: Norton and Kaspersky

Why not setup an email on Gmail and let them scan it for viruses. Have the Gmail account forward to you ISP email, this way the email would be scanned twice.
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Re: Norton and Kaspersky

I think there is a version of Kaspersky that is called something like 2nd opnion edition. Basically, it doesn't have the real time feature and can co-exist with another AV that has real time monitoring. It is meant to show you how useless your primary av solution is.


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found it..

http://www.kaspersky.com/productupda...pter=207716558

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Re: Norton and Kaspersky

Follow up.

I installed Kaspersky Internet Suite 2009 (KIS) last night. Installation was a hassle. Removed NAV and AVG no problem but KIS still wouldn't install because it detected both AVG AND Avast (which I've never installed). Turns out to be a common KIS complaint after a quick Google search. I downloaded avgremover.exe to clean up stray registry entries and proceeded with the install. Back to install, next KIS detected Spybot Search and Destroy and removed it before it would continue install. So, now it's up and running. The review below corresponds to my own impressions so far (especially, the reports and interface).

Re: comments above, NAV and Windows Firewall recognized each other so it was a matter of pick one. AVG and NAV never seemed to interfere with each other. One or the other detected various threats but never both simultaneously so somehow they seemed to play okay together.

Hopefully, for the money, I hope KIS IS better but my very expired NAV and AVG seemed to work fine and it's free. KIS' interface and reports are not as friendly as NAV/AVG. I have one more machine to load with KIS and don't expect any other new issues.

http://reviews.cnet.com/system-utili...ag=api&subj=re

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