Having 2 Antiviruses

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  1. mizunin

    mizunin New Member

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    What can I do to ensure that it doesnt damage my system?
    Ive heard that running 2 provides extra security and Ive also heard that its impossible. If it is possible, then how should I go about doing it?
    The 2 Anti-viruses I have in mind are: AntiVir and AVG Free Edition.
     
  2. cmsurfer

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    I imagine having two anti-virus programs would cause a conflict somewhere.

    A router and one anti-virus program would be fine.
     
  3. waldo98

    waldo98 OT Supporter

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    I run Symantec Corporate Edition and AVG Free Edition at the same time. I have no conflicts in my system.
     
  4. EvilSS

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    Most of them will not conflict, but I don't think you will be any better off. Get one (like Trend Micro) that is on top of their updates and you will be ok.

    Side story here. I was working with another consultant at a customer last week when a new bagle variant went around. My Trend Micro caught it with an update from about an hour before the virus arrived in our email (we, of course, didn't open damned file, just kept it for testing our AV's). His Norton Corp. took over 24 hours before an update that detected it was available.
     

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