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#1 Loco Me

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 12:50 PM

Hi...I was reading thru some of the posts and came across some info. It stated that the more antivirus programs running, the better protection. Is this true? I was always told to run only ONE.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 01:11 PM

It is NOT true, if you have both active at the same time, which can lead to conflicts within the operating system. Having both on your hard drive, even with only one active at a time, also leads to one AV reporting as viruses things found in the other's vault which can be most confusing.
This should not be confused with having several anti-spyware applications handy, and running these one at a time; THIS kind of layered protection is necessary because the various companies will have different criteria for what constitues spyware, and will consequently look for different things.
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Posted 11 October 2005 - 01:28 PM

Out of curiosity, which post, was that?
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#4 Loco Me

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 02:35 PM

Out of curiosity, which post, was that?



I can't seem to find it right now, but I will keep looking for it. I saw it early this AM, so I'll have to keep searching. I'll post the info when I find it.

Thanx for confirming what I thought was true.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 04:23 PM

Thanks for looking into it Loco Me.
I just find it curious that a post like that was made here, and went unchallenged.
2 AV's at the same time is a big "no, no", same applies to firewalls.
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