Good to run more than 1 anti-virus program?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by sleepy35758, Oct 21, 2007.

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  1. Macpod

    Macpod Connoisseur

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    AVG free edition plus AVG spyware free edition..........

    AVG picked up stuff AVast and nod32 didnt...........that's just my experience
     
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    DO NOT USE 2 ANTIVIRUS'S..they will fight each other...just like the 2 wives analogy given earlier

    however, it is ok to have more than 1 spyware scanner, because they do not run in real time

    if you guys want to use a realtime spyware scanner/blocker then use spyware blaster
     
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    ........... this is a combo of two things: copying and opinion.
     
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    copying? I did say it was based of an analogy given earlier in the thread...so do something else with your ego; this was also meant to bolster the fact that it is not safe to run 2 antivirus programs

    opinion?
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/artic...hive/2005/09/12/BUGIBEL8N71.DTL&type=business
    http://forum.networktechs.com/archive/topic.php/t-617.html
    http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6121_102-0.html?forumID=45&threadID=229917&messageID=2382803
    http://www.trap17.com/index.php/install-two-anti-virus-software-1-system_t30012.html
    http://malaysia.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061126014353AAwMHlI
    http://forums.wincustomize.com/index.aspx?aid=142800

    I can go on forever
    next time, please post wisely instead of being such a drama queen
     
  5. csinth

    csinth Snitch?

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    Opinion as in "if you guys want to use a realtime spyware scanner/blocker then use spyware blaster" and "however, it is ok to have more than 1 spyware scanner, because they do not run in real time".

    Anti-virus programs work differently than anti-spyware programs, and conflicts can occur between the two. That, and if you have two real-time anti-virus products, your system will be bogged down, SAME WITH two real-time anti-spyware blockers.

    You should only have one real time anti-virus and one real-time spyware blocker, but you can have more than one spyware scanner (there is a difference).

    While restating the fact is nice, you may as well do it in your own words.

    Those links you gave were to forums.. where people state their opinions on the matter.
     
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    Thanks for stating it the way I meant to state it; Using 2 real time scanners, whether it be antivirus or antispy can have negative consequences.

    however, having 2 scanners (not real time ie: adaware) is not harmful. It can be beneficiary to have 1 program double check another program

    I restated it in a short phrase. It was in my own words. No copying intended

    btw the first link is not to a forum.
     
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    NOD32 (realtime)
    Windows Defender (realtime)
    Spybot
    Adaware

    All work fine here, no conflicts.
     
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