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Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:25 AM
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:18 AM
• Never use more than one anti-virus program. The concern with using more than one is due to conflicts that can arise when both are running in real-time mode simultaneously. Anti-virus software components insert themselves into the operating systems core and using more than one can cause instability, sluggish system performance, unresponsive behavior or crash your computer. Further, each anti-virus will often interpret the activity of the other as a virus and there is a greater chance of them alerting you to "False Positives".
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"Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you." -The Dandelion Girl
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 07:40 AM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:22 PM
There's nothing at all wrong periodically running an anti-virus scan with more than one anti-virus program. The key here is that it's just a scan - it starts, it scans, and then it's done. There's no opportunity to come in to conflict with another anti-virus program.
but from what I have seen both here and around other sites
Real time monitoring, on the other hand, is another story. When you install most anti-virus programs they often automatically install and enable their real-time monitors. Running two or more real-time anti-virus monitors at the same time is very likely to cause a conflict. That conflict could result in error messages, crashes of the anti-virus programs, or other types of failure.
I suggest is understated and the practise is actually guaranteed to cause a conflict
Running two or more real-time anti-virus monitors at the same time is very likely to cause a conflict.
Posted 06 December 2008 - 02:26 AM
I wonder if other companies will ever merge their definitions.
Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:44 AM
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