Why it isn’t a good idea to run multiple full antivirus products at the same time

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by UmbraEmsi, Dec 19, 2017.

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Do you run multiple full AVs at same time?

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  2. No

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  3. No but i did in the past?

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  1. UmbraEmsi

    UmbraEmsi Emsisoft Community Manager

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  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    It never worked when two separate AV's were installed on one windows install, they stopped each-others actions and made the system unusable.
     
  3. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    I can't find a valid reason to run one and you're asking about two!
     
  4. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    They don't like each other and they'll take it out on your pc
     
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  5. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Use two? Just download every AV out there, and run them all!
     
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  6. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    :tooth:
     
  7. UmbraEmsi

    UmbraEmsi Emsisoft Community Manager

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    You won't believe me, but in my past career as repair guy, i saw a system with 10+ Avs installed.
    When i asked the user "Why?!!!" , he replied "why not, in a car you use all security features? no? " .....
     
  8. FAQ_

    FAQ_ MDL Novice

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    It's not logical :coffee:

    You install an AV because you believe it will keep you safe.
    By installing another AV you admit that you believe it won't.
    Why install an AV you don't trust?
    And if you don't trust the first AV, what makes you think you can trust the second AV?
    :popcorn:
     
  9. UmbraEmsi

    UmbraEmsi Emsisoft Community Manager

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    Excatly, what you just said is plain pure logic ;)
     
  10. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    :laie:
    Priceless. This can become a memorable quote till the end times. Really, I like it.
     
  11. Mobocratic Asylum

    Mobocratic Asylum MDL Member

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    Never run two AV at once or it will keep on quarantine that very virus the other AV just quarantined and vice versa in a endless loop. Like a ping pong ball.
     
  12. RanCorX2

    RanCorX2 MDL Addicted

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    with a decent ad blocker on a decent browser, you will rarely get a virus, you don't even need to use a hosts file if you are using ublock.
    99% of not getting a virus is common sense though. 1% is a sneaky something being embedded in a installer from a source that seems ok.
    firewall is more important than a av imo.
     
  13. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Addicted

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    It may not be logical, but at least it is not stupid.

    If "You install an AV because you believe it will keep you safe", then you are ignorant. Most people are aware of this, and so they look for a way to circumvent the existing problem. Seeking the advice of an Av-Software company about this would indeed be illogical, as telling you the truth would be detrimental to their basic purpose of making money.
    Eliminating software offers of that kind, it helps to avoid companies that show that they consider you a moron anyway, by offering "Free Downloads" on their website, and in the middle of installing tell you the price to actually make it work!

    #1 No malware will install itself on your computer unless YOU help it !
    #2 NO Av-Software can help against Zero Day Exploits.
    #3 Windows Essential is enough, if you do not open every garbage you are offered, and use any of about a dozen of so called Emergency Tools, about which you will soon learn that all they find are basically false positivs
     
  14. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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  15. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight MDL Senior Member

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  16. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Human interaction is NOT the same thing as HELPING !!!

    How about drive-by infections huh?
     
  17. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight MDL Senior Member

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    #19 Dark Knight, Dec 27, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017
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  18. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    #20 Mr.X, Dec 27, 2017
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    Wow! What a long post! :D

    All just to justify and defend this:
    Regardless your long post, you're still wrong and correct in many points LOL

    Btw and just to be emphatic and clear I do not use any A/V program or defending any position other than criticizing @ThomasMann point 1