PC – SOS

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Don’t put all your eggs in one basket…

Posted by Bob Zenith on August 1, 2010

Hopefully you all use an Anti-Virus program, that is a must. However, we all know (or should know) that no matter which program we use, it is not possible to catch every infection, mostly because new malware is made faster than it can be caught.

Therefore, in order to increase your chances of finding that nasty infection, or to decrease your chance of getting an infection, you should run separate Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, and Anti-Spyware (and possibly an Anti-Keylogger) programs on your computer. (Note: Do not run more than one Anti-Virus program, that will cause issues with your computer). Here’s what I mean:

Use:
Anti Virus (ex: Norton Security Suite) + Anti-Malware (ex: MalwareBytes) + Anti Spyware (ex: SUPERAntiSpyware)

Do Not use:
Anti Virus (ex: Norton Security Suite) + Anti Virus (ex: NOD 32) + Anti Virus (ex: McAfee); they will conflict with one another.

By using multiple programs you’re not putting “all your eggs in one basket”, there by increasing your chance of either finding the nasty piece of malware or preventing your computer from getting it.

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