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Compatibility and Incompatibility

Here is list of softwares recognized as compatible and incompatible with Avira


High incidence of incompatibilities with Avira

  • Ad-Aware (Lavasoft)
    Issues related: Slowness, conflicts in scanning and updates
  • 360 (Qihoo)
    Issues related: Slowness, conflicts in scanning and updates.
  • Spyware Terminator
    Issues related: Slowness, conflicts in scanning, updates and false positives.
  • Comodo Internet Security (Comodo)
    Issues related: Slowness, conflicts in scanning, updates and false positives.
  • Prevx (Prevx)
    Issues related: Conflicts in scanning and false positives.
  • Spybot - S&D (Safer Networking)
    Issues related: Conflicts in scanning and updating
    Also read: Should I deactivate Spybot - Search&Destroy, if I use AntiVir?
  • Spyware Doctor (PC Tools)
    Issues related: Slowness, conflicts in scanning, updates and false positives.
  • Windows Defender (Microsoft Corporation)
    Issues related: Conflicts in scanning and updates
    Also read: Should I deactivate Windows Defender, if I use AntiVir?

Low incidence of incompatibilities with Avira

  • PC Tools Firewall (PC Tools)
  • AVS Firewall (Online Media Technologies)
  • ThreatFire (PC Tools)
  • SUPERAntiSpyware (SUPERAntiSpyware)

Compatible with Avira

  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes) [On-Demand]
  • Sandboxie (Sandboxie)
  • SpywareBlaster (Javacool Software)
  • WinPatrol (BillP Studios)
*The listed softwares are recognized as compatible due to cases already reported to Avira forum. This list doesn’t mean that only these softwares are compatible with Avira. Also doesn’t mean that conflicts will not happen. If this happens, immediately report to the Avira forum.

Notes

  1. Avira does not recommend to install any other antivirus software along with any product of Avira, regardless of developer. The reason for this is that if both products have their automatic (real-time) protection switched on, then those products which do not encrypt the virus strings within them can cause other anti virus products to generate "false positives". It can also lead to a clash as both products fight for access to files which are opened again in their resident/automatic protection. In general terms, the two antivirus softwares may conflict and cause:
    • False Positives: When the antivirus software tells you that your PC has a virus when it actually doesn't.
    • System Performance Problems: Your system may lock up due to both products attempting to access the same file at the same time.
  2. The listed softwares are recognized as low or high incidence of incompatibilities due to cases already reported to Avira forum.
  3. This list will be updated from time to time
Although there have been no reports of incompatibilities among the real-time protection of MBAM (Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware) and Avira, the real-time protection of MBAM is not an official recommendation from Avira.
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