Can I Use More Than One Virus Program?

Dear Computer Lady,

Is it a good idea to have more than one virus program on my computer at the same time?

I have AVG & Malwarebytes. Spectrum is offering a free virus program for customers of Spectrum and I was wondering if I should take advantage of this free program as another level of protection.

Thanks for all you do and I hope this finds you well. Joe

Dear Joe,

It is not a good idea to have more than one antivirus program on your computer at the same time.

You can have malwarebytes along with your antivirus because it is made to suppliment an antivirus program, but if you add another antivirus program, they will tend to work against each other leaving you with less protection than one program by itself.

Elizabeth

 

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