Is 3 scanners too much?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by CJ12, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. CJ12

    CJ12 New Member

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    Hi,
    Please, I have Kapersky Internet Security 2012, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro and Windows Defender installed and I scan regularly with all three respectively.
    Is this too many scanner programs? I am worried there may be conflicts between the programs which will leave my computer more vulnerable than if I just had one scanner/shield program (or even just two).
    Can anyone suggest a solution which will 1) save me time, money and CPU resources and 2) leave my computer as good as, or better, protected?
    Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    You only need one real time AV scanner and more than one running at a time can cause conflicts tho this is less likely to be a problem with AV scanners than with firewalls which you should certainly never have more than one of. It is useful though to run a regular AV scan to try and catch anything which may have crept thru the real time scanner.
     
  3. CJ12

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    Thanks. I will uninstall Windows Defender.
     

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