I read a "no two anti-virus" rule and I also read about how you can use two anti-virus programs, but you need to do some configuration. Is it worth it to run two anti-virus programs on one system and do some configuration, or is an anti-virus and an anti-malware better than using an antivirus with an antivirus?

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    is it a good idea to use one antivirus? Dec 31 '15 at 21:15
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    – schroeder
    Dec 31 '15 at 22:04

Trying to install 2 products which hack deeply into the operating system while doing the same job is unlikely to be a good idea. It's likely that the second will simply displace the first. It's possible that that they may recognize the other's fingerprint database as containing the original malware.

OTOH, for a high security corporate gateway, where the 2 products are running on separate hosts, then yes, it should give better coverage.

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