Can You Have Two Antivirus Programs ???

Generally the answer to this question for most users is No.

If you did have two resident antivirus programs on the machine then they are likely to spend as much time fighting each other than fighting actual viruses.

Unless one of them is NOT resident.  Enter the Free Version of Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

The free version of Malwarebytes is a stand alone non-resident scanner that will not interfere with your resident scanner (which should be Vipre if you have been listening to us).  It has to be the free version however, even a free trial of the paid version will become a resident scanner and then will conflict.

Now Malwarebytes is a very good resident scanner, but I do not like to use it that way.  If you use Malwarebytes as your resident scanner then you cannot use it’s free version as a backup scanner, which is my favorite way to use it.

So our recommendation is to get Vipre for your resident scanner, and then get the free version of Malwarebytes to back it up.  The first time you run the Malwarebytes it will ask you about a free trial of the paid version, and you will need to make sure that you press the Decline button.

Here’s to you Vipre and Malwarebytes provided safe computing!

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