mutiple security programs

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Antispyware
Antispyware software
malware
Spyware
Trojans
Viruses
worms
Is it ok to have 3 different security programs. To make sure as much spyware, viruses, and worms be identafied as possible?
ASKED: April 3, 2009  4:27 PM
UPDATED: November 2, 2011  8:23 AM

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Yes, it is okay to have multiple programs but they could “beat up” on each other and reduce the performance of the machine. The best option is to have the best of breed in each area or have the program suite from a single vendor who should have tested the applications working together.

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Definitely not, it is not advisable to install multiple or more that 1 security software in your computer system. Remember that every antivirus software constantly scans the entire computer system for potential threats and this could really make your computer in a very slow condition. In addition, it would make your entire system crash because of the conflict between antimalware programs installed.

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  • carlosdl
    Yes it is ok. In fact, I would recommend to do that, but I agree with Labnuke, they could interfere with each other. For example, it is not advisable to have more than one firewall installed/enabled, but it is usually Ok to have more than one anti-spyware program.
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  • MMimoso
    Not sure if you're thinking about a UTM, but this technical tip on SearchMidmarketSecurity.com looks at basic UTM features and gives you some things to think about when it comes to consolidating antivirus and antispyware versus running multiple best-of-breed products.
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