When you have a headache, the first thing you want to do is take some medicine to get better. You may choose from a variety of different medications such as Tylenol, Advil, Nyquil, etc. In the end, you hope that by taking one of those medications you will feel better. However, there are certain times when that headache can be so bad you feel it is necessary to take more than one kind of medication. It is clearly a bad decision to make because two medicines may conflict with one another and cause more damage.
What does this have to do with computer repair?

Believe it or not, prior to calling a computer repair company to removes viruses from their computers, costumers have the tendency to try to fix the problems themselves. In the process, they may install up to four different anti-virus programs. They figure that whatever one program doesn’t get, the other will. Their logic is quite simple: The more protection I have the better. They couldn’t be more wrong.
Problems with more than one Anti-virus software
• Registry conflicts
• Conflict over which program scans which file
• Improper functioning one or all anti-virus programs
• Slow the computer down
• Misinterpretations
• False Warnings and Threats

So in general, it is best to get a good anti-virus program such as AVG, Norton, Kapersky, or McAfee. Run regular scans and make sure that the scans not only finish, but also that you take action on the results. Ignoring the results from a scan can cause to serious virus infections that may prove to be challenging for even the most sophisticated programs to remove. It is also not an easy process to remove a lot of these anti-virus programs such as Norton. The installation files get saved into a variety of locations and a simple remove from the Add/Remove Programs feature of the Control Panel will not remove all the necessary files. As a result, consumers are stuck with one and one-half anti-virus program on their computer and never seem to be able to run their computer as smoothly and efficiently as anticipated. In that event, your best bet would be to contact a computer repair company so they can perform a system recovery.