Why can't two antivirus applications be run on the same computer?

Answer Antivirus programs generally scan for the same viruses and all you're doing is making the computer work twice as hard.

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Can you run McAfee Antivirus& Spyware Doctor Antivirus at the same time?

Yes, you can. However, using two antivirus programs at the same time is not recommended, as they are likely to interfere with one another. This interference can result in error messages or one or b... Read More »

My antivirus says i have an unknown virus that it cant get rid of?

If you are given the option to quarantine the virus, that would be the best thing to do. That will prevent it from doing any damage to your computer and prevent you from spreading it to others via... Read More »

Can i have a spyware and an antivirus at the same time on my laptop?

Are you using an antivirus program? If not you should be running one on a regular basis.I use AVG anti virus, which is freeware. I am in the IT profession, and all the techies I know seem to use AV... Read More »

Can you scan with antivirus& Ad-Aware at the same time?

You can scan your computer with anti-virus software and an anti-spyware program, such as Ad-Aware, at the same time. You should not, however, use multiple anti-virus or anti-spyware programs at the... Read More »