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Feedback on my security protection

by kpo6969 / January 4, 2007 5:24 AM PST

I'm a novice computer user who is learning more every day. If anyone could give me some feedback if what I'm doing(or over-doing) is ok I'd appreaciate it. Thanks
Avast Anti-virus
Windows Defender
Windows Live One Care
Ad-Aware
Spy-bot S+D
Spyware Blaster
Fix-IT Pro 7 Utilities (have been using this and live care for about 6 months,so I already purchased previously)
I recently found out about not running 2 anti-virus at same time. The Fix-it uses AVG I think. They don't seem to conflict but should I get rid of one of them? The utility part is very useful so what I guess I'm asking is should I un-install the virus part of the program? Thanks

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You have 3 antivirus program
by Donna Buenaventura / January 4, 2007 8:58 AM PST

It is not recommended to use more than 1 real-time protection of antivirus. Installing more than 1 antivirus does not guarantee of protection but will cause conflict with detections and your PC will have performance issue.

WIndows Live One care
Avast
AVG in Fix-It Pro (I have no idea on this program. Never heard of it).

You need to choose 1 only and remove the 2.

If you need additional scanner, you should just use on-demand scanner from another AV but do not use two or more real-time protection.

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Info on Fix-it Utilities-FYI
by kpo6969 / January 5, 2007 2:31 PM PST

Product- Fix-it Utilities Professional 7
Manufacturer- VCOM Products(Avanquest)
Security part of program- Trend-Micro
Purchased version 6 last year at Staples
Renewed last month online to version 7
Program includes-virus and spyware protection,utilities suite and monitoring system and diagnosis capabilities
Thank you for your previous reply

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You're welcome! Hope you'll get rid of other Antivirus
by Donna Buenaventura / January 5, 2007 2:41 PM PST

programs.

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