It is never a good idea to run more than one real-time, memory resident AV program. That being said you can run passive scan items like MBAM at your leisure and use programs like Spybot and Spywareblaster for immunizations against common sources of infection.
Just run one memory resident AV at a time though or you can run into issues. Picking only from those you've listed I recommend MSE. Kaspersky is another great AV program.
Originally Posted by Captainobvious
Tbh I am not having any issues running 3 security programs (yet)
Common sense wasn't exactly common when people first started using computers back then
Also even if you are using Common sense you are still at risk of getting a virus or other malware from general use.
For many years I never ran an AV program at all and I never got infected. I ran scans with passive scanners, disallowed scripts on websites, ran spybot and spywareblaster, etc. That being said now that there are decent free options I do run Microsoft Security Essentials. Even though you can minimize your risk by being computer savvy that risk never goes down to 0%, especially for those connected to the Internet.
Oh yeah, and you people who don't install your Windows updates, that is the worst thing you can do. There are so many security updates that patch the many vulnerabilities that are always being found, if you don't install those its the digital equivalent of walking around a medical waste facility while covered with cuts. Something will most likely find its way inside.Edited by Mygaffer - 8/4/11 at 10:00pm