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Posted: April 1st, 2007, 9:54am Report to Moderator
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Hi - I'm a "baby user" so I always appreciate every bit of help I can get! This question is about being "overprotected." First of all, is it possible? Secondly, I have McAfee Security Suite, but I always see AVG free material on the Internet. AVG has a great record, from the user reviews, and so I was thinking of downloading as a "trial" and then purchasing, if it worked out. I just don't want it conflicting with my McAfee, etc. You get my drift, I'm sure. Please help out - my gut feeling is that you can't be too protected in this age of snooping, phishing and so on. Thanks, Bill
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Posted: April 1st, 2007, 2:26pm Report to Moderator
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Never run two antivirus programs on the same computer, unless you want it to slow to a crawl.
The programs will inevitably conflict and will insert numerous conflicting entries in the registry.
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Posted: April 1st, 2007, 4:00pm Report to Moderator
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Many thanks about overloading anti-virus protection. I'll just stick with what's working well now.
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Posted: April 26th, 2007, 10:51am Report to Moderator
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ok, first let me say that if you had asked this about 3 years ago i would have had about 8-10 diff. spyware ,ad ware, malware protection programs installed, plus antivrus. not anymore. you reach the point of diminishing returns very fast. what good is a well protected pc if it is so slow as to be unusable? now days, as soon as i do a fresh install and get everything tweaked just so, i do a full backup using acronis true image. that way if i do get a virus, or malware, it will take about 20 mins for me to have my pc back to perfect. as far as protection goes i keep it to a bare min. kaspersky internet security, and spyware blaster. if i think i have gotten spyware i'll run portable ad-aware, spybot s&d, and a-squared from my flash drive. i have been doing this for over 2 years now and i can say that i have not had spyware or viruses ( i can count on one hand the number of pop ups i have had). thats me 2 cents.
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Posted: May 2nd, 2007, 7:45am Report to Moderator
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The one thing I have learned is to not use any program that is a "suite".  They become resource hogs.  However, if MacAfee is working for you, no need to switch to something else.  For resons I don't know, I have never had pop ups.  I run Kerio Firewall now that Zone Alarm became a suite, and caused me mega problems, and AVG 7 (paid version).  Have heard of many people who swear by AVG Free, also.  I also have a neat little program by BillP called WinPatrol.
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