DavyLad 11:39 01 Jun 2008

I am currently running PCGuard as my antivirus program. I am not 100% satisfied it is finding all the viruses. My question is this. Can I run more than one antivirus program and if so, which one would you recommend?

  provider 2 11:46 01 Jun 2008

Definitely not. One will detect the other as a possible virus and the resulting conflict will probably use close to 100% of your CPU cycles, thus crippling your system and both of the anti-virus programs.

  hiwatt 11:49 01 Jun 2008

No you are only meant to have one antivirus as they conflict with each other.Avg is really good.They've just updated to version 8 which also includes antispyware click here and avast is also very good click here both programs are free.Be sure to uninstall your current antivirus softyware before installing another one.

  provider 2 11:52 01 Jun 2008
  johnnyrocker 11:57 01 Jun 2008

what makes you think all are not being found? unless one is involved in very risky surfing there are not that many about in my opinion.


  birdface 12:06 01 Jun 2008

I am also with Virgin[NTL] but don't think much of their Pc Guard.the most common freebies are AVG or Avast.A few use Avira also.You will also need another Anti-spyware Program.Superantispyware is about the most popular but I use a squared.Can't remember if Pc guard has its own Firewall or not.Comodo.Kerio.or Zone Alarm are the most common ones.All free.

  DavyLad 12:24 01 Jun 2008

Thanks for the advice folks. The reason I don't think my antivirus program is finding all is that Norton tells me that I have a problem with Misc.exe,6 and I understand that is connected with a virus?

  johnnyrocker 12:29 01 Jun 2008

and what is norton doing about it?


  provider 2 12:30 01 Jun 2008

More info needed, Davy. Your ref to Norton has us confused ... which Norton? Suite, anti-virus, firewall, what?

  birdface 12:31 01 Jun 2008

Do you have Norton installed as well as Pc Guard.

  birdface 12:35 01 Jun 2008

Looks like it is part of Microsoft here

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