My AV suite wants me to uninstall my other (paid) security programs before updating
I'm not sure what to think of this: My Avira (paid) security suite just issued a big update whose installer has identified other paid security programs on my PC (MalwareBytes, SpyHunter 4) and is asking me to ininstall them. Is this:
i. A cynical competitive marketing move that I should ignore and install the Avira update without uninstalling the other programs
ii. A valid warning of a valid conflict that I should heed.
The Avira Avira tech support guy says that the OS cannot handle conflicting security programs and such conflicts, if not eliminated, might mess with my PC's performance. Hmm. I'm not going to uninstall my other security programs; I've paid for them and like them. But I like Avira too. Advice? Thanks.
That is very good advice, thank you. Do you think there would be a conflict between an always-on live AV program (Avira) and an always-on live AM program (Malwarebytes)? I use SpyHunter 4 only to run a nightly AM/AS scan, it's not set to monitor my system.
If your Malwarebytes is the free version then it does not actively scan and is only active when you manually start a scan, (unless your still in the 30 day trial of the Pro version) so there is no need to be concerned with having that along with Avira.
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My Malwarebytes is the paid version. It is set to active (i.e. always-on) scan. I use Spyhunter4 to run a scan every evening (during which it always finds and eliminates 50 - 80 low-level adware/malware threats.) Spyhunter is not set to live-scan, as I suspect setting both programs to do this would present conflicts, not to mention overtaxing resources and being overkill. I have reversed this (i.e. set SH4 to live scan, MB to daily scan) but the way I've got it working now does not appear to create problems.