Can I have two antivirus at once? This is one of many recurring questions that come to us. One of the most important thing that a computer user should know is having two active antivirus at same time is not better, in fact it is a bad idea. That apart from causing a false sense of security, can cause us different problems in the system.
Some of our friends of Kaspersky Lab gave a clear explanation about, why is it not a good idea to have two antivirus solutions simultaneously active.
Consequences Of Using Two Antivirus Software Simultaneously :
- Deadlocked : The antivirus tracks all the applications in the system that are monitored or sending information. For this reason, an antivirus program that is working (sending and monitoring) will become a malicious software in the eyes of another antivirus program installed on your computer. which will try to block it and remove it .
- Fight the virus : When a virus or malware is found, antivirus removes it and leave it in quarantine.If another antivirus program finds the file, even it wants to do the same with him (at the end of the day that’s their job). Repeatedly sending reports and notifications about a virus that has already been removed. If you do not like to receive, constantly, such messages;then you have a problem.
- Resource consumption : An antivirus program needs a lot of memory to analyze the system and perform other operations. If we have two AV programs running at the same time, then the effectiveness of the system will be affected and impaired.
We recommend you to choose an antivirus that independently tests and have the ability to fight against the latest malicious programs thereby protecting you from any kind of threat.
And in case you want to have a second opinion about the status of your computer, you can use both Antivirus Online , or other AntiVirus products specifically designed for this task as being itself ” Kaspersky Security Scan ” with whom you can scan your system without conflicts such as those discussed above.