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Registered: ‎06-26-2004

Norton and McAfee

Saw your offer for McAfee and that is very nice. Just curious. I have been using Symantec (SystemWorks) for some time and it has been doing the trick. If I were to use the McAfee product, as well, would there be any problems? Is it redundant? Should I bother?
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Registered: ‎10-01-2003

Re: Norton and McAfee

Not to put too fine a point on it, that would be a disaster. Norton and McAfee, because they're both trying to do the same things, but in different ways, would collide like a pair of fully-loaded 747s.

Choose one or the other, but never, ever mix!
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CajunTek
Posts: 20,942
Registered: ‎10-07-2003

Re: Norton and McAfee

Running two antivirus programs is not a good thing.. They will interfere with each other and leave you more vulnerable..
(most AV's make it extremely difficult to install one over another)
Same can be said for two firewalls

Now multiple antispyware apps that is a different cat..
TANSTAAFL!!



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Posts: 14,085
Registered: ‎10-01-2003

Re: Norton and McAfee

> Running two antivirus programs is not a good thing..

Agreed, but running two complete security packages from competing vendors, I think, goes beyond the "not a good thing" category.
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CajunTek
Posts: 20,942
Registered: ‎10-07-2003

Re: Norton and McAfee

Yeah.. But in actuallity I'll bet 5 bucks that either MCaffee or Norton would bomb when you tried to install the one over the other...
TANSTAAFL!!



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CWH803
Posts: 5,341
Registered: ‎09-25-2003

Re: Norton and McAfee

#762952,

No! No! Don't do that!

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