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Is It Okay To Have These Anti-spys Running At The Same Time?


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#1 PapaPixels

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 09:05 PM

I currently use Spybot S&D with teatimer, adaware, spyware blaster, superantispyware, and spywareguard. spywareguard and teatimer are both real time protections. will they conflict with each other? Also, i have comodo firewall which has an anti-malware scanner. I am considering to download malwarebytes. Would all these programs be fine with each other? My antivirus is avast 4.8

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:24 PM

If you are using the free versions of Ad-aware and SAS, there really is no need for them to startup as they offer no real-time protection. The Plus and Pro versions of Ad-aware include Ad-Watch Real Time Monitor. In fact, I would remove Ad-aware if your using SAS and Spybot.

SpywareBlaster does not run in the background. Instead it only requires installation and then enabling of all protection. After that you only have to check periodically for database updates using the built-in "Check for Updates" feature and then enable all protection again.

SpywareGuard is a limited real-time protection tool that monitors certain events and then acts to notify you that these events are taking place rather than prevent specific threats. SpywareGuard will notify you of any event attempt to change the browser home page - it makes no judgment on whether the change is good or bad but leaves the decision up to you to allow or deny it.

MBAM is a stand-alone scanner unless you purchase the paid version which offers real-time protection.

I use all these tools with my Eset anti-virus and there are no conflicts.
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