I currently have one Anti-Virus software program, but a friend told me that there is another one I should use with it to make sure I catch anything. I’m very worried about someone hacking my computer and stealing my Game of Thrones spin-off ideas, with the characters that are still alive of course. Is it okay to have more than one Anti-Virus software program installed?
The next George R.R. Martin.
Dear Mr. Martin,
Having more than one Anti-Virus software program can cause quite a few issues. The most important, and common issue of having two programs installed is that the two programs may conflict, causing both to miss viruses and your computer to become unprotected. It is kind of a situation where both programs are too busy fighting eachother for power (over the computer of course), that they don’t realize someone else is planning to take them down. Because of this, it is not recommended that you have more than one Anti-Virus program installed on your computer. If you are unhappy with the program you have, you should switch to another program completely, rather than downloading another and running both.
Although we recommend that you have only one Anti-Virus program, it’s completely fine to have more than one spyware or malware protection program on the computer in addition to your Anti-Virus software.