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Can Norton And Mcafee Anti Virus Program Co Exist

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#1 ramsey76


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Posted 15 January 2006 - 06:26 PM

The company I work requires that every PC that access their network be equipped with Norton Corporate Anti Virus (NCAV) 9.0.2 . This includes me who work from home using my own PC.

The issue is that some employees have been complaining that NCAV we use does not catch all the virus and other junk. We are not using the latest version of the NCAV.

My understanding is that two active anti virus products can cause problem for my PC. Is this true ? I want to run my McAfee anti virus program in addition to the NCAV. Will this cause me problems ?



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#2 jgweed


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Posted 15 January 2006 - 06:47 PM

Running two AVs AT THE SAME TIME can be a problem and certainly will slow down your computer and probably cause application conflicts. However, you may have two AVs on your hard drive and run only one of them at a time; be aware, though, that one may be "confused" by the other's virus vault or virus definitions, so you will have to carefully watch the paths for anything to be quarantined or deleted.

You main effort should obviously get your company to upgrade to the latest version, and to make sure that whatever version they use is capable of getting the latest definition updates.

Additionally, you should elect to have at least two anti-spyware applications on your home computer, in addition to a AV.

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