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05 May 2011

Mixing Antiviruses: Lethal Combination

In a world where viruses and malicious software attacks are a serious threat, technology experts are constantly urging Internet users to use antivirus programs to ward off potential attacks. So, in an effort to maximize their Internet security, people are beginning to use more than one antivirus program at a time. Its true that running an antivirus program is like preventative medication for your computer. As it turns out, however, overmedicating your computer can have lethal consequences. In fact, mixing antivirus software programs can cause an accidental overdose. The solution? An all-in-one security suite.

One concern in the healthcare industry is that medical case is becoming fragmented with patients seeing more than one doctor at a time. It is usually up to the patient to tell their specialty doctors which prescribed medications, over-the-counter drugs, and supplements they take. Sometimes patients fail to give their doctors the proper information, which could lead to a dangerous mix of medications. In the same way, people who download more than one antivirus program on their computer without understanding how they interact could be doing more harm than good.

According to PCWorld.com, running two or more antivirus programs at the same is asking for trouble. Some antivirus programs are not able to pick up everything, so people think the natural solution is to throw another antivirus program at the problem. This is a big mistake because they end up fighting against each other rather than working together. Because these programs are trying to do the same thing at the same time, many times they end up blocking each other. Because mixing programs is potentially very dangerous for your computer, we recommend using a single security suite in order to effectively fight off viruses.  

The use of a comprehensive security suite that operates in the background of your computer is the most effective Internet security solution for removing viruses and preventing future infections. BitDefenders Total Security Software is an all-in-one Internet security program that protects users from attacks with a system optimization feature to keep computers running at full speed.