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#1 lilachamster

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:26 PM

I have just returned my new laptop to the shop because I had a few problems with it.

They told me that one of the problems (the computer had become very slow at times) was because the antivirus/antispyware programs I was using were very likely incompatible with Vista and with each other.

The programs I was using were:-

Avast free antivirus
Comodo free firewall
Spybot search and destroy
Ad-Aware
C Cleaner

Are these likely to have been a problem with Vista?
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 02:31 PM

Well, speaking from personal experience I would say no. I currently have all of those on Vista except for Ad-Aware which I did have installed to test for a while. I never had a compatibility problem with any of them.

Edit to add: Just to be thorough, the only things there that might have caused problems as far as I can see would be if you were running Ad-Aware's real-time protection and Spybot's TeaTimer, but you would have had to have bought Ad-Aware for that to even be an issue.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 05:11 PM

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 03:38 PM

Edit to add: Just to be thorough, the only things there that might have caused problems as far as I can see would be if you were running Ad-Aware's real-time protection and Spybot's TeaTimer, but you would have had to have bought Ad-Aware for that to even be an issue.

I wasn't running either Ad-Aware real-time protection or TeaTimer. I think the store manager was wrong and the problem was with the computer rather than the software I was running.
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 03:40 PM

quietman7....

Thank you for those great links :thumbsup:
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:05 AM

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 09:30 PM

I would get rid of Ad-aware & Spybot and replace with SAS tbh.




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