Is it beneficial to run two anti-virus programs such as Norton and Windows Security Essentials at the same time or will it consume too many resources?
Answer by tsilb · Jun 06, 2010 at 10:34 PM
NO, that will make it worse. The two sometimes fight each other and can even seem to freeze up the whole system in the process because they keep preempting each other.
Whether you pick a good one or not, pick only one.
Answer by catchatyou · Jul 29, 2010 at 01:22 AM
The solution that I use is running some distribution of Linux. There are virtually no viruses for Linux, and most distributions of Linux are free and fast. If you want to get the most speed out of your computer, than use Linux.
PS: If you didn't know by now, it's not the best thing trying to run two antivirus programs at the same time.
Answer by Mark Devens · Jul 29, 2010 at 01:24 AM
Well to start out with, you don't need it if you're using a Mac. But if you're not, then don't use 2 at the same time. There is a good chance they will find each other, and problems will occur. It's possible that if that happens, it will tell you you have viruses that you don't really have and you'll end up spending money to get it repaired that you don't have to.
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