Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Is This Good Or Bad?

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 bizzle


  • Members
  • 17 posts
  • Local time:08:16 AM

Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:25 PM

Is it alright to have 2 real time anti spyware shields at once? I have spy sweeper and ad aware adwatch going at the same time and they both have real time protection, is this like having 2 firewalls going or is this ok?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 nigglesnush85


  • Members
  • 4,371 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Local time:12:16 PM

Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:39 PM

I don't see why this is a problem, I did somthing similar and had no problems except a drastic drop in browsing and downloading speed, as they all scanned the files as the information came in.


#3 quietman7


    Bleepin' Janitor

  • Global Moderator
  • 51,766 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:08:16 AM

Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:05 AM

You should not use more than one anti-virus program due to conflicts that can arise when both are running in real-time mode simultaneously. In contrast, using more than one anti-spyware program running in real-time mode simultaneously increases your protection coverage without causing the same kind of conflicts or affecting the stability of your system.

No single product is 100% foolproof and can detect and remove all threats at any given time. The security industry is in a constant state of change with new infections coming out on a daily basis. Each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes spyware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another. Thus, a layered defense using several products to supplement your anti-virus provides the most complete protection.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users