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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by DigitalPhreak View Post
DO NOT USE TWO AV PROGRAMS... You will in no way be more secure and only cause yourself headaches...
qft

well put.
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post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by Sin100 View Post
Is this true?
My college teacher today said running two anti-viruses at once is better because sometimes the virus can attach itself to the actual anti-virus program itself and obviously it doesn't scan itself, it just scans everything else then you still have the virus.

If you run 2 then they also scan each other.

Is this true? is it recommended when you scan to use 2 different anti-viruses at once?
Along with the likes Spybot S&D I would rather run multiple AV's one after the other than all together, as trying to run them together would take ages and could lead to further issues, And I still wouldn't be sure it was of any benefit! I just trust my Avast Pro for this knowing that it has it's own built in self protection to stop viri attaching itself to the program.
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post #13 of 24
two AVs can cause conflicts, you are better off with 1 good one. Most modern AVs do more than just scan for viruses, they scan what you download and have firewalls + stuff, which is why they are more likely to conflict.

You should run more than 1 spyware program though, personally i have hijack this, spybot, and ad-aware. Don't know why though because kaspersky is so good at picking them up before they get onto my machine.
post #14 of 24
I know that back in the day... if you installed NAV and Mcafee they would fight each other and eventually Quarantine the whole system. Not so sure about now.
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post #15 of 24
Running 2 A/V will cause some issues, sometimes major.
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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by DigitalPhreak View Post
DO NOT USE TWO AV PROGRAMS... You will in no way be more secure and only cause yourself headaches...
Also if you use two AV it will just be an irritating piece of crap when sending stuff through msn and equallent.
The best Anti'Virus program you can install is obvious thinking brain.

FAIL
(this version of Windows XP SP3 is only 4MB wow)

Obvious thinking Brain
(So this web site have more porn popups than text... this is so unsecure that I leave now.)
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post #17 of 24
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Ok thanks guys i think ill listen to you lot over my teacher especially considering some are you are very experienced (DP, Duckie, Murlocke etc)
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post #18 of 24
yes but some of us know nothing (me)

glad you got it worked out now, teachers are sometimes wrong. Textbooks are wrong even more often.
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I know what day of the week it is... Beerday!
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No wonder your teacher has been calling me for tech support all the time!
 
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