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can i run more than one anti virus programs
ASKED: November 7, 2007  11:13 PM
UPDATED: January 26, 2012  10:15 PM

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You can, but it is not recommended nor needed. As long as you are using a good antivirus program a second one is not needed.

Running two antivirus problems will use additional memory and CPU power to provide little to no additional protection.

Some of the larger antivirus companies (Symantic specifically) are extremely bloated software and often don’t play well with others.

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My answer is definitely no. Although sometimes it is possible to install to virus software, it could create a freezing computer system and sometimes too much slow performance. Remember that an antivirus software constantly scans the entire hard disk drive of a computer system and simultaneously protecting it from portable devices. Imaging 2 large software scanning the entire computer system’s hard disk drive.

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  • Markempee
    It is possible to install more than one anti virus program but it would be useless if you will use 2 anti virus software at the same time. It would also create unexpected errors and crashes, just choose the most effective anti-virus for your computer.
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  • Pop59
    Using two anti-virus software for monitoring PC, might cause lot of problems when used at same time, because they will treat each other as a virus and compete over OS resources. You can use Kaspersky Second Opinion Solution (maybe other providers have their own solutions), this is software solution that is not used to monitor PC at all time, but when you suspect that your anti-virus is not performing well, you use it on demand only to scan PC at one moment. Installed anti-virus software sees it as application software as any other application. Any anti-virus software is better than none. Good luck!
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