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Is there any benefit to running more than one anti-virus product simultaneously on your PC?

Asked by 2davidc8 (10137points) March 22nd, 2012

By anti-virus, I’m also referring to anti-spyware, anti-malware, anti-phishing, etc. I took a look in my local computer store and noticed that there are AV software made by McAfee, Norton, Kaspersky, eset, Trend Micro, bitdefender, AVG, Panda, Malwarebytes, and after that I stopped writing down names because my eyes were going cross-eyed.

Just wondering if there is any benefit or advantage to using two or more of these at the same time. Or would they just interfere with each other and get in each other’s way? Don’t they basically do the same thing?

And btw, which of the above products do you recommend?


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