Double dose of AV?

Q: Should I run more than one anti-virus program?

A:Short answer: no.
Long answer: Anti-virus software to be effective must hook in to the deepest levels of the OS and even modify how the system works. Often employing the same techniques root-kit and Trojan programs do to secure control. So having two applications competing for supreme dominance over your PC is not a battle you as a user want on your computer. I humbly suggest installing AVG Anti-virus or NOD32 and using an on-line scanner like Housecall for a second opinion.

One other note. Stay away from Internet Security suites from any vendor. They are always bloated and ultra prone to conflicts. Unless you are a Slowsky turtle slowing the PC down in general is not a good thing.

About Brett

I live in Jacksonville, Florida USA where I ride my bike and run a small PC and network repair biz. I consider my self extremely lucky to earn a living doing what I love. I have been earning my living in this way for several years. Alas, my personality doesn’t allow me to rest on the successes of my past. Entrepreneurs are cursed that way. I started SpyandSeek while still in college but never finished it. (slight ADD another curse.) After a two years in the PC trade I decided it was time to finish what I started and so SpyandSeek was born. SpyandSeek has analyzed thousands of HijackThis logs from around the world since it’s launch in late 2005. It still amazes me how a tiny site like mine can touch so many far off places.

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