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Can you have too many anti-spyware programs?

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#1 Forrest


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Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:32 PM


I was just wondering if it's possible to have too many anti-spyware programs.I have Spybot Search and Destroy,Adaware,Spyblaster and X-Cleaner.Is this okay?I update and run the programs as recomended.Now I'm noticing pop-ups.Not very many,really only one,but before I had all the anti-spyware,I didn't notice any.

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#2 phawgg


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Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:52 PM

All answers may be to some extent opinions, Forrest

A single firewall program, not two.
A single "resident" anti-virus program, not two.

As many anti-spyware programs as you like.
Provided that: auto-updating & "resident or real-time" protection features do not conflict.

In practical terms:
I use (considered anti-spyware)
  • Lavasoft Ad-Aware Personal SE 1.05
  • Spybot S&D 1.3
  • Javacool's SpywareBlaster
  • Webroot Spy Sweeper
  • Microsoft Anti-spyware Beta 1
  • Emisoft A-squared
  • Pest Patrol
I update each "manually" and run each about once a week.
I use just Spybot's resident anti-spyware protection.

I'd consider mine just one opinion,
but I have run several other free ones that are uninstalled, too.
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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