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Is Avast Home friendly with SAS Pro on Vista?

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#1 chriscwirla


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Posted 02 January 2009 - 02:43 AM

I currently have the Avast PAID Home edition. I have read that Superantispyware is a good partner with avast. The problem that brings me to these boards is that Avast does have software running in the background that is anti-spy/malware i believe. With me getting the paid version of Superantispyware, doesn't that as well have background spyware protection running at all times? Possibly then leading to conflictions that will slow down my labtop? Its a 32-bit Vista and I already currently use the built-in protection that Vista already has installed on the computer like windows def. and firewall. etc... aka nothing additional.

And if thats the case, (being that there will be problems), then what of the softwares that run background protection should i discontinue? And/or is sas the wrong thing to invest in with compatbility to avast on 32-bit vista?

Thank you very much for your time and input!!
looking foward to some answers!

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 04:24 PM

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 06:48 PM

Hi chriscwirla,

As you may already know, unlike an Antivirus and Firewall, it's possible to have more than one Antispyware program running in real-time on your computer. Whether or not you will suffer any slowdown I can't say as everyones system is different, but I can tell you that SAS Pro runs very light, around 500k in Task Manager.

I myself have McAfee (which also contains Antispyware), Windows Defender and SAS Pro all running in real-time on Vista with no problems (that I know of anyway :thumbsup: ).

Why don't you try the trial version of SuperAntiSpyware first before you purchase a license and see how it goes.

Hope this helps. :flowers:

Edited by RedDawn, 03 January 2009 - 12:04 PM.

#4 Allen.H


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Posted 03 January 2009 - 06:27 PM

I am using Avast for Home and SAS professional and have been for some considerable time. I do not get any problems

Edited by Allen.H, 03 January 2009 - 06:28 PM.

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