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question about using online scanners


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whydie

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Hello,
I am aware that one should have one anti-virus, one anti-spyware, and one firewall, running in real time protection.
I have been trying out online scans. When I run an online virus scan, do I need to shut down avast/spybot? Will they conflict with one another?
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Use caution if you are doing an online scan make sure you can trust the site. I suggest getting a malware guy to help if you think you are infected. But online scans are just that its a scan that shows whats on your PC.
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rshaffer61

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Most online scanners will require you to disable any active running AV's as this can cause FP readings.

But online scans are just that its a scan that shows whats on your PC.

While in theory this is correct it is not the normal for online AV scanners as they are meant for really only one reason.
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