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Turning off anti-virus when installing updates?

  1. #1


    ceed Guest

    Turning off anti-virus when installing updates?

    Hi,

    What's the general consensus on turning off anti virus programs when
    installing windows updates? Not that I have had any problems keeping
    it running, but I was wondering if it's considered a good idea to do
    so as a precaution since the updates are potentially quite drastic
    changes to the core system.

    Thoughts?

    //ceed-e-dum


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  2. #2


    Spanky deMonkey Guest

    Re: Turning off anti-virus when installing updates?

    Leave the antivirus alone. Let it do it's thing. I have never had a
    problem with updates clashing with anvirus. If you have Norton or McAfee, I
    would ditch those awful programs and get avast or AVG Free. Much better for
    your Vista system.


    "ceed" <ceed.spameater@dysthe.net> wrote in message
    news:1187202468.108023.116090@k79g2000hse.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > What's the general consensus on turning off anti virus programs when
    > installing windows updates? Not that I have had any problems keeping
    > it running, but I was wondering if it's considered a good idea to do
    > so as a precaution since the updates are potentially quite drastic
    > changes to the core system.
    >
    > Thoughts?
    >
    > //ceed-e-dum
    >
    >




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  3. #3


    marty Guest

    Re: Turning off anti-virus when installing updates?

    I agree with ''spankey'' antivirus should not interfere with your updates .I
    have norton at the moment and even that doesn't interfere with
    updates,although i will be getting rid of norton when my subscription runs
    out.
    --
    martyb


    "Spanky deMonkey" wrote:

    > Leave the antivirus alone. Let it do it's thing. I have never had a
    > problem with updates clashing with anvirus. If you have Norton or McAfee, I
    > would ditch those awful programs and get avast or AVG Free. Much better for
    > your Vista system.
    >
    >
    > "ceed" <ceed.spameater@dysthe.net> wrote in message
    > news:1187202468.108023.116090@k79g2000hse.googlegroups.com...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > What's the general consensus on turning off anti virus programs when
    > > installing windows updates? Not that I have had any problems keeping
    > > it running, but I was wondering if it's considered a good idea to do
    > > so as a precaution since the updates are potentially quite drastic
    > > changes to the core system.
    > >
    > > Thoughts?
    > >
    > > //ceed-e-dum
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    >


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  4. #4


    David Guest

    Re: Turning off anti-virus when installing updates?

    ceed wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > What's the general consensus on turning off anti virus programs when
    > installing windows updates? Not that I have had any problems keeping
    > it running, but I was wondering if it's considered a good idea to do
    > so as a precaution since the updates are potentially quite drastic
    > changes to the core system.
    >
    > Thoughts?
    >
    > //ceed-e-dum
    >
    >

    I've not had any updates fail to install on XP or Vista machines when
    running various Norton AV products, including NIS2007 i run currently.

    Dave

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  5. #5


    Leythos Guest

    Re: Turning off anti-virus when installing updates?

    In article <1187202468.108023.116090@k79g2000hse.googlegroups.com>,
    ceed.spameater@dysthe.net says...
    > Hi,
    >
    > What's the general consensus on turning off anti virus programs when
    > installing windows updates? Not that I have had any problems keeping
    > it running, but I was wondering if it's considered a good idea to do
    > so as a precaution since the updates are potentially quite drastic
    > changes to the core system.
    >
    > Thoughts?


    If the update is a quality update the AV software, if it's also a
    quality package, should not cause any problem.

    If you are using one of those intrusive packages like NIS, disable
    everything except the AV solution, take the PC of the internet (unless
    you have an external firewall), and then do the update.

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  6. #6


    Delboy Guest

    Re: Turning off anti-virus when installing updates?

    Agree with Spanky. I use AVG Free fully active and no problems. (nor with
    win mail either)

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    "Spanky deMonkey" <Spanky1@deMonkey.com> wrote in message
    news:eSQ1ww23HHA.464@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Leave the antivirus alone. Let it do it's thing. I have never had a
    > problem with updates clashing with anvirus. If you have Norton or McAfee,
    > I would ditch those awful programs and get avast or AVG Free. Much better
    > for your Vista system.
    >
    >
    > "ceed" <ceed.spameater@dysthe.net> wrote in message
    > news:1187202468.108023.116090@k79g2000hse.googlegroups.com...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> What's the general consensus on turning off anti virus programs when
    >> installing windows updates? Not that I have had any problems keeping
    >> it running, but I was wondering if it's considered a good idea to do
    >> so as a precaution since the updates are potentially quite drastic
    >> changes to the core system.
    >>
    >> Thoughts?
    >>
    >> //ceed-e-dum
    >>
    >>

    >
    >



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  7. #7


    Charles W Davis Guest

    Re: Turning off anti-virus when installing updates?

    All updates on my Vista system are automatic. I'm not about to try to turn
    off my AVG Anti-virus program at all hours of the night. I have never turned
    it off when installing new programs.
    "ceed" <ceed.spameater@dysthe.net> wrote in message
    news:1187202468.108023.116090@k79g2000hse.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > What's the general consensus on turning off anti virus programs when
    > installing windows updates? Not that I have had any problems keeping
    > it running, but I was wondering if it's considered a good idea to do
    > so as a precaution since the updates are potentially quite drastic
    > changes to the core system.
    >
    > Thoughts?
    >
    > //ceed-e-dum
    >



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  8. #8


    Bruce Chambers Guest

    Re: Turning off anti-virus when installing updates?

    ceed wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > What's the general consensus on turning off anti virus programs when
    > installing windows updates? Not that I have had any problems keeping
    > it running, but I was wondering if it's considered a good idea to do
    > so as a precaution since the updates are potentially quite drastic
    > changes to the core system.
    >


    Never turn off your anti-virus protection while the computer is
    connected to the Internet! (And I've yet to see or hear of a case of an
    anti-virus application causing problems with the Windows Updates.)


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