For a computer to run smoothly, it needs several things. Among the important stuff is to be free of viruses and malware. Another is to have enough storage space to run the programs you want and/or need (not always the same thing…but that’s another blog). Yet another is to have programs that do not conflict with one another.
Many of the error messages and system ‘glitches’ we see every day, are caused by software (aka program) conflicts. Conflicting security programs are frequently a culprit!
For example, if you run two antivirus programs, you will likely see problems when the programs attempt to use the same resources. The same problem will likely occur if you have a security suite as well as a separate antivirus program, as the security suite likely already has antivirus capabilities. A good rule of thumb is to run a software firewall, an antivirus program, and an antispyware program.
You can buy the software separately, and use multiple brands, however, you will find certain perks to buying a security suite that includes all three programs (such as being able to manage all of the software from a single interface).
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