Anti Virus Software

  Buchan 35 20:26 25 Feb 2005

I`ve got AVG 7, Avast 4 and A squared.
My silly question is , did I read quite recently on this website that you shouldn`t have more than one antivirus programme?....Why not.

  feb 20:36 25 Feb 2005

Hi Buchan 35

Your right in thinking not more than one AV program, but you can have as many Anti-spy-ware programs as you like!

AV programs conflict, but Spy-ware programs run independently

  Totally-braindead 20:37 25 Feb 2005

The danger with having more than one anti virus program on a computer is that they can conflict, this can mean the PC will crash, lock up or do all sorts of weird things, there is also the possibility that because they are clashing that they are working as they are meant and a virus may get in.

  spuds 20:38 25 Feb 2005

More than one anti-virus, usually causes confliction problems as they are trying to find virus's. Spywares work in a different way, and mixing of recommended spyware products usually have no confliction problems. Possibly worth a browse click here

  Totally-braindead 20:39 25 Feb 2005

Meant to say that "because they are clashing they may not do what they are meant and may allow a virus in".

  Buchan 35 14:20 26 Feb 2005

Thanks very much guys Avast!4 won the toss

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