shd I have more than on anti virus progam running

  weemacs 17:39 07 Jan 2006

i have the latest version of Sophos Antivirus and all the udates are downloaded, this is via my place of work. I have bought a new laptop on to which i have loaded Sophos but it also come with Norton Anti Virus. Shd I load that on too. I had it on a previous pc and when wanted rid of it couldn't unintall

  woodchip 17:41 07 Jan 2006


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:49 07 Jan 2006

1 antivirus

1 Firewall

and as much antispyware as you like.

More than one antivirus program running back ground chcking will clash.

  Thalmus 17:50 07 Jan 2006

If you have two anti viruses on new computer they will clash with each other and you won't be protected by either. Just choose one or the other.
I would go for sophos over Norton (is what we use at work), however it may get its updates via your office network, which means you will need to connect to it to get your updates, Spohos normally do about three a day

  Belatucadrus 18:05 07 Jan 2006

The Norton is probably only 90 days worth, if so definately not worth using. Combine the potential clashes with Sophos and the difficulty some people have removing it. Leave well alone.

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