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Windows Mail & Anti Virus Protection

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Deke40, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. Deke40

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    I purchased an new pc last week and started using Windows Mail. I was told to disable the emial scanner or it would casue a problem with WM. Later I found AVG Free scanning and it had been doing so for 6 hours. Decided to give Avira a try. The next day my WM got totally screwed up. Avira free doesn't have an email scanner so I believe it was AVG that caused the problem.

    My question is what AV could I use with some assurance that this want happen again?

    I have heard Windows Live Mail is much more stable but I don't like some of the setups on it.

    Is anybody here running Vista Home Premium with either Avast or Avira on it and using Windows Mail with no problems?
     
  2. VistaRookie

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    Information quoted from Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP - hope this helps.

     
  3. Deke40

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    Thank for the reply.

    I had uninstalled Norton 360 trial (even though I don't think it was active on my new pc) the day I got it.

    I had read something similiar about email scanning being reduntant.

    I had used AVG for years with no problems.

    After much study between Avira and Avast I went with Avira as it had no email scanner on the free version so hopefully Norton didn't start a problem with my Windows Mail like I had previously.

    Thanks again.
     
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