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Old 04-02-2006, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is it really bad to have more than one anti-virus

i always see a warning when i install another anti virus that says uninstall any other anti virus programs to prevent serious problems however i have 4 different anti viruses(nod32, ewidow, macafee, and zone alarm security suite) and i dont notice anything wrong i was wondering why they say that.


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Old 04-02-2006, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not recommended because the anti virus programs will likelly "fight eachother" and cuase errors.

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Old 04-02-2006, 06:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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and it will give you the bsod. it a good idea to have 2 but the scanner turned off on 1
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