03-19-2009 08:50 PM
03-20-2009 08:08 AM
As far as i know, NO antivirus is compatible with other realtime products. Norton Internet Security Disables Windows Defender due to Realtime scanning incompatibility. If you really want another realtime spyware scanner i would recommend Threatfire. Threatfire doesn't scan the file but looks at it's behaviours and if it is a virus it will notice and quarantine it. Give it a try and look a bit at their homepage "www.threatfire.com".
Btw, im using this myself and i think it is a great tool. It catches infections that not even NIS does :D.
03-21-2009 08:21 AM
03-21-2009 09:14 AM
This is nothing to do with incompatability as Defender worked quite happily alongside NIS until latest patch. Now Defender cannot run properly even with realtime protection switched off, as the service is being stopped by NIS.
03-21-2009 09:18 AM
03-21-2009 03:27 PM
03-21-2009 07:16 PM
03-22-2009 04:02 PM
03-23-2009 05:41 AM
I'd like to add my voice of disagreement with this policy, if it is indeed enforced by Symantec.
Furthermore, it is puzzling that Windows Defender runs alongside NIS 16.5 on the system with Win XP, but not the one with Vista Business. What's the difference, if I may ask?