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Old June 5th, 2024, 02:51 PM
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Vpn

Is it worthwhile to have a VPN? Can we have antivirus program of one company and VPN of another?
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Old June 5th, 2024, 05:33 PM
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Yes to both questions
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Old June 6th, 2024, 08:43 AM
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Zip Im curious why do they say its bad to have 2 AV programs running??

If 1 misses something it would be nice that the other one got it right??

I dunno..........
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Old June 6th, 2024, 09:06 AM
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Zip Im curious why do they say its bad to have 2 AV programs running??

If 1 misses something it would be nice that the other one got it right??

I dunno..........
It could slow down your computer and could create false alerts. In the past, when I wanted a second opinion, I would run an online antivirus like housecall.
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Old June 6th, 2024, 10:42 AM
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I have Bitdefender Internet Security. They have a VPN also but I read in a review that their VPN lacks some features. Is that correct? I am retired and browse the internet only for personal use. Of course, I use net banking and conduct digital transactions.
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Old June 6th, 2024, 05:22 PM
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I have Bitdefender Internet Security. They have a VPN also but I read in a review that their VPN lacks some features. Is that correct? I am retired and browse the internet only for personal use. Of course, I use net banking and conduct digital transactions.
Might want to check with the bank first before using a vpn for online banking. Not all banks allow vpns to access accounts. Banks need to know your identity to avoid identity theft, money laundering and to create a risk profile. Even some legit streaming sites do not allow the use of vpns.
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