i got 6 running at once (Mcafee, AVG, Norton internet security 2011, Avira Antivirus, PC tools spyware doctor with antivirus, Kaspersky internet security) , my computer is very slow (but that doesn’t matter when it comes to my protection) and than for added protection i got malwarebytes, Hit-man pro, super anti-spyware, clam AV, and Dr.Web CureIt!…
is this a good combo??? i still feel very unsafe when using the net….. i think i might download bytdefender and MSE
is this a good combination??
Any program that is actively running is going to take up system resources. This means that you’re going to be dealing with 6 currently and 8 when/if you get the other two in place.
This means that you’re going to be pretty @#$%ing lucky just to be able to run Windows much less anything else.
Not to mention, all of these programs will want to quarantine the infected files. This is done by placing them on a protected area of the hard drive. By protected, I mean that “X” program knows not to scan that area since it was the one that put the file there in the first place. When program “Y” comes along, it’s going to scan “X”‘s space and find the naughty files and will want to put it into it’s own space. Now when “X” does it’s next scan it’ll scan “Y”‘s area and do the same thing. That file is going to play ping-pong.
Now add another 4-6 programs and that file is going to be bounced around like a troubled kid in the foster care program.
So in a sense, you are going to have a paperweight that’ll just sit there and let the AV programs squabbling with each other worse than what you see on the Jerry Springer Show.
Pick one (I’d suggest Vipre or MSE) and let them do the job they are designed for.
on: 28th October 10