#1
Hey
Is using two anti virus programs ok?
I have norton and AVG free and sometimes AVG free picks up threats that norton misses.

Is it ok to have both?
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#3
It should be alright, some of the AVG could be false positives. Happens on keygens at least *shrug*
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#4
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It should be alright, some of the AVG could be false positives. Happens on keygens at least *shrug*
If a keygen is flagged it probably has a virus. Keygens are notorious for that.

I use AVG on my Windows install.
#5
keygens probably aren't false positives :/

Get rid of norton if you don't want your system's performance to be halved. AVG isn't great either in this respect. I suggest getting a non-residential AV like nod32. Sure it won't run in the background, but if you scan every few days, you'll be fine.

If you like the comfort of knowing that your system is spending a lot of its time needlessly scanning every file you glance at, stick with AVG alone. It hasn't ever let me down!
#6
Lol delete norton. That's a crap anti virus. It dont even work half the time. Seriously ive had like six computer people tell me its junk.
#7
In most cases, having more than one anti-virus program on your computer will cause conflicts because the two will argue with each other. Also as mentioned above, certain anti-viruses can identify threats that are in fact harmless such as keygens, CD/DVD cracks and other things.

In any case, you're also using more system resources than you need to. One good anti-virus program is enough. Norton uses too much RAM and CPU as it is, there's no need to add more onto the pile.

Use Kaspersky or NOD32 next time. Nothing more.
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#8
It works, but you need something with a much lighter touch than norton is most cases.
#9
well, when i had two anti virus programs at the same time, it made my computer SUPER slow. and i have a really fast comp. and when i deleted one, it was back to normal.
#10
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If a keygen is flagged it probably has a virus. Keygens are notorious for that.

I use AVG on my Windows install.

I know they are, but it was a false positive. I've got McAffee

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#11
I think everyone here and in the world will agree that norton sucks major @ss and uses 80% of your computer's resources doing so.

I use Kaspersky and it works great.
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The ultimate anti-virus is to run Linux.

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#14
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Lol delete norton. That's a crap anti virus. It dont even work half the time. Seriously ive had like six computer people tell me its junk.


No offense, but the fact that you refer to them as "computer people" lowers your and their credibility. Norton works very well at protecting your computer, as does McAffe, Webroot and even TrendMicro. The problems are the ammount of resources they use. Norton and McAffe arent exactly attractive in that respect, and TrendMicro absolutely sucks in that department.

Kaspersky or NOD32, people.

Also you can't ever "delete" an anti-virus like Norton. It will leave things on your system even after an uninstall. The only complete solution is a system reformat. Start off with a good anti-virus program or you're doomed.

Viruses are tricky, sure. But if you get a virus with one of those programs protecting you, it's your fault. It's like sleeping with a girl and getting VD. You can protect yourself by having a condom with you and asking the girl if she's been around the block. If you bareback in less than reputable places, you're asking for it.
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That's exactly what I've been trying to say.

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#15
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The ultimate anti-virus is to run Linux.


hear hear!!
#16
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Yeah, but do YOUR windows burn up when you close them?

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#17
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Yeah, but do YOUR windows burn up when you close them?

Didn't think so
Installed Ubuntu yesterday Think I've got it running perfectly now.

Do I want them to? no
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#18
Download the Norton removal tool and use it. Now. Norton causes far more problems than it solves.
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