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jbrea11201
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Do I need the virus protection when connected to a secure server

Do I need to run "Total Protection" and "Secure VPN" while I'm ONLY working on a Day Trading Platform that's connected to a bank/brokerage firm's secure server (TD Ameritrade or Interactive Brokers)? 

To be a profitable Day Trader, you need high internet speed and as much free memory as possible. Latency can be detrimental in securing the best price possible.

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krishna55
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Re: Do I need the virus protection when connected to a secure server

Hi @jbrea11201,

Greetings from McAfee.

Even though the PC is connected to a secure server, it is recommended to have an antivirus protection. For optimum performance of the PC, you can run scans when you are not using the day trading program.

Regards,

Krishnamanikandan KS

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jbrea11201
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Re: Do I need the virus protection when connected to a secure server

Thank you for your quick and helpful response. But I guess I didn't express my thoughts correctly. I have the "Total Protection" and "Secure VPN" installed on my laptop and I keep it running when I'm surfing or working on other apps. As I stated above, latency is an issue when it comes to day trading. Therefore, if I'm connected to my banks/Brokerage servers via the trading platforms on my laptop and not using any other programs, apps or software do I need to have McAfee running in the background?

Thank you in advance for your assistance with my concern.

 

Regards,

jbrea11201

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