What happens if 2 antivirus software in 1 computer?

India
February 23, 2009 6:04am CST
Hi I just want to know if 2 antivirus software installed in a 1 pc what happens? I have downloaded 1 avg (free)antivirus software 2 days back and my hubby installed quickheal(paid) antivirus software today. now I want to know shall I remove avg. What happens if I keep both. Thank you
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11 responses
@sdas86 (6078)
• Malaysia
23 Feb 09
Hi, I hear my friends say that sometimes two antivirus which are not compatible will crash the computer. It will hard the computer. So, I only install one antivirus.
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• Singapore
4 Mar 09
It will potentially crash your computer. For me, it crashed it within hours of an experiment I did. A friend of mine claims she has 2 programs and everything is running fine... so good for her. I still suggest you choose and keep just 1 anti-virus program.
• India
5 Mar 09
Hi Thanks for your responce, I have not experienced anything like that, Hope its working for me. But still I am telling my hubby to remove one. Lets see what happens. Thanks once again for your information.
• United States
24 Feb 09
If you have two antivirus programs, they are going to read each other as viruses. Maybe not right away but eventually.
• Singapore
4 Mar 09
Yea.. just choose and keep one.
• India
23 Feb 09
there is no problem in keeping two antivirus at the same time.. but i think the paid antivirus i.e quickheal will be a better protection for your computer.. and also if you have a lesser amount of ram in your pc then its better that you should remove 1 of dem..
• India
23 Feb 09
Hi Thanks for your responce! Yes, my pc is dam slow after installing 2nd one may be becouse of this. thanks for the information.
@y2ksuprio (850)
• India
7 Mar 09
Dont ever use 2 antivirus softwares in one pc, or your system will be unstable even it can be lead to crash with your valuable data on it. Use one antivirus in your pc, as you have already paid for quickheal antivirus then keep using it and you should unistall AVG free antivirus. Your pc will be significantly slow after afew days if you use to continue in present situation.
• United States
26 Feb 09
There is no problem in having more than 1 anti virus, the only negative thing about it is that it might slow down your computer. That's just it, other than that it will help you keep your computer virus free. Some anti viruses can't detect a specific virus, but nowadays, they try to keep up ASAP. You don't need to uninstall either one.
@user_786 (1340)
23 Feb 09
there is no harm in keeping more than one antivirus program in one PC but there is no need to do that. it will only slow down your pc because each software consumes system's resources
@fren45 (898)
• Malaysia
23 Feb 09
there is no harm of getting two antivirus ..but however with two antivirus..it would only take more resources
@kumarpslv (3218)
• India
23 Feb 09
Nothing will happen harmful to the system. But some of the anti virus software will not get installed if already there is a AV software.Their program is like that and also may be their business competition. But it will utilize the additional resources of our system.It is just like some other program. I am having one desktop and 2 laptops , in all these we have installed 2 AV software.Spy ware terminator is in all the systems,in addition to some other software. It may require some exception setting for some AV software when installed in combined with other.If i am asked, I will recommend to install more that one as no software is able to identify all the virus.,and we need to scan with many AV Software.
@sadiq007 (334)
• India
23 Feb 09
You can install more then one antivirus only if they compitible with each other ... Other wise your system will be unstable... Ofcource extra more load on cpu... but it usefull when one antivirus not catch virus then other will help . As i use avast and zonealarm together... I love them together... Yhere also one website virustotal.com where you can scan your suspected file with 35 most used antivirus including avg,avast,macfee,avira,kaspersky,norton,f-secure etc...
@vicky30 (4774)
• India
23 Feb 09
It is better you remove avg as it a free version software.Quick heal paid version is very good.If you keep two antivirus.It will use lot of disk space.Also both the antivirus guards will be open.Making use of lots of processes and memory.Another thing is both the antivirus will conflict each other reating problems.