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Can Cyber Protect Standard replace existing antivirus/security?

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I have a basic Windows 2012 Server Essentials with AVG Business and Acronis 12.5. Can Cyber Protect Standard 15 replace AVG effectively?

Also real-time protection says it's off (see attached image)

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Hello Nick,

thank you for posting on Acronis forum!

You may leave AVG Business if it does not conflict with Acronis Antivirus and Antimalware protection. 

Also real-time protection says it's off (see attached image)

The screenshot is not attached. However, if the error message is similar to the one from the article, please follow recommendations from the respective KB article: https://kb.acronis.com/content/68615

Please also look through Data Protection and Cyber Security Features FAQ for more details: https://kb.acronis.com/content/65310

 

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Thank you. Would prefer only have 1 antivirus. So is Cyber Protect Standard 15  designed as a standalone antivirus software?

Have fixed the Real-time protection issue.

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Hello Nick ,

Acronis Cyber Protect is basically one comprehensive solution that natively integrates cybersecurity, data protection and management to protect endpoints, systems and data. So yes, we designed it to fully protect the system with one agent installed. Attaching a datasheet with the overview of features.

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This topic is of interest to me, too. As Acronis has added features to Cyber Protect, is there a reason to have a separate antivirus/malware program? In my case, it's AVG. But in general, is it necessary or advisable to have a second (or third) layer in place? The operating environment is simple: Windows 10 x64 standalone with no network shares. 

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Hello Stanley,

thank you for posting in this forum thread!

But in general, is it necessary or advisable to have a second (or third) layer in place? 

We recommend keeping only one protection solution on a system in order to avoid conflicts: https://kb.acronis.com/content/68615

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Stanley Hecht wrote:

This topic is of interest to me, too. As Acronis has added features to Cyber Protect, is there a reason to have a separate antivirus/malware program? In my case, it's AVG. But in general, is it necessary or advisable to have a second (or third) layer in place? The operating environment is simple: Windows 10 x64 standalone with no network shares. 

Hello Stanley,

Acronis Cyber Protection Solutions include built-in antivirus, anti-malware, and anti-ransomware capabilities that protect your entire system while providing visibility into the threats targeting you. That was our goal to build a single solution, with a single agent, interface, policies, and management console.