Comments on: An Overview of Free Antivirus Programs – Part V – BitDefender Free Edition http://tipsfor.us/2007/12/07/an-overview-of-free-antivirus-programs-part-v-bitdefender-free-edition/ Tech Tips, Reviews, Tutorials, Occasional Rants Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:50:35 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 By: PeterCantrophus http://tipsfor.us/2007/12/07/an-overview-of-free-antivirus-programs-part-v-bitdefender-free-edition/#comment-3493 Sat, 11 Oct 2008 23:04:44 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=167#comment-3493 If u pc has enough resources and the 2 antivirus dont make u pc slow or crash it thats ok. I did once but was a real mess.As to have many antispywares.

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By: habibbijan http://tipsfor.us/2007/12/07/an-overview-of-free-antivirus-programs-part-v-bitdefender-free-edition/#comment-1310 Mon, 10 Mar 2008 04:26:55 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=167#comment-1310 The common response is that two programs with an on-access scanner should not be used simultaneously. To be honest, I’ve never run more than one antivirus program, though I have known people who do. I suppose it depends on the programs involved, but most people I know who have tried it end up returning to a single program.

That said, there’s nothing wrong with running either BitDefender or ClamWin as a secondary antivirus program. Neither of them have an on-access scanner, so there’s absolutely no chance of a conflict. If it gives you added mental comfort, by all means, go for it. Just set up an automated scanning schedule and forget about it.

Quad-core, huh? Nice! I haven’t even jumped on the dual-core bandwagon yet!

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By: Jess http://tipsfor.us/2007/12/07/an-overview-of-free-antivirus-programs-part-v-bitdefender-free-edition/#comment-1305 Fri, 07 Mar 2008 18:58:08 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=167#comment-1305 What is your opinion about the value of having more than one anti-virus program? I understand that having two running simultaneously can result in conflicts. But since BitDefender Free Edition is only on-demand, perhaps it would not conflict with Windows Live OneCare which I am currently using. I am perhaps a little paranoid about viruses and such, but if another program would pick up something overlooked by the other without causing conflicts, then it is of value to me. System resources should not be an issue as I have a quadcore processor, 8 GB RAM, etc.

P.S. Before purchasing OneCare I was running both AVG Free Edition and Avast Home Edition, without any apparent conflicts. However OneCare detected them at installation and I had to remove both before installing. I do have SpyBot installed without a problem.

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