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Argentine Translator
Argentina
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Jan 23, 2007

Is it advisable to install in the same PC AVG 7.5.432 and Nod 32 for Windows 95/98 - Base - Version 2.70.26? Do they neutralize each other? If I can only have one, which one do you recommend me to install? Ines

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Christel Zipfel  Identity Verified
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Never run two antivirus on the same machine! Jan 23, 2007

They may damage heavily your system.

The programmes you mention have both a good reputation, so any advice is difficult.


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franksf
Chinese to English
here is a rating Jan 23, 2007

http://www.consumersearch.com/www/software/antivirus-software/reviews.html

various ratings exist if you search online


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Sergi Callau  Identity Verified
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Nver use 2 AV at the same time Jan 23, 2007

It has no sense to use two antivirus. It's like if you to try to ride two bikes/motorclicles/cars together.
Instead of this please use one anti-virus (AVG is a good idea, and free), an anti-spyware tool (SpyBot Search & Destroy), a firewall (the one that it's in Windows XP or ZoneAlarm). A cleaning tool as CCleaner is also a very good idea.
Sergi
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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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Or use standard Kaspersky Jan 23, 2007

Sergi Callau wrote:

It has no sense to use two antivirus. It's like if you to try to ride two bikes/motorclicles/cars together.
Instead of this please use one anti-virus (AVG is a good idea, and free), an anti-spyware tool (SpyBot Search & Destroy)


which has both functions (you have just to check the box that you want Extended Antivirus databases used). Zone Alarm also is indispensible.

But indeed avoid using 2 Antiviruses on the same computer- they will detect each other as virus and you may well end up having to start from Format:C (been there, done that)

Uldis


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Argentine Translator
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Thanks Jan 25, 2007

Thanks to all of you. Now I can take an informed decision. Regards, Ines.

[Editado a las 2007-01-25 12:30]


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