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Should I use another Anti-Spyware with NOD32 Anti-Virus 4?


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#1 Heafy

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:20 PM

:thumbsup: Hello, I'm currently using Eset's NOD32 Anti-Virus 4, it says it has a spyware scanner and Anti-virus, but I'm not sure. Should I use my Anti-Spyware program named 'SuperAntiSpyware' running in realtime helping along with NOD32? Please help me.


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#2 nizzy

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:33 PM

I personally would not use two AV's running in real time along side each other, there most likely will be a conflict. Just use something like SAS, spybot and MBAM to scan with once a week on demand not on schedual or so and that will be fine, As far as I know NOD32 is a very good AV so the others are "just in case of a nasty getting through". :thumbsup:

Edited by nizzy, 17 August 2009 - 08:34 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:28 PM

Hello nizzy,

There is a difference between an AntiVirus and an AntiSpyware program. SuperAntiSpyware is not an Antivirus so there is no problem having it installed on the computer along with an AntiVirus program.

@ Heafy

While it is good to have more than one AntiSpyware program installed, only one should run in real-time protection. The others should be used as on-demand scanners.

Since this topic has responses, I am going to shift it to the AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods forum and delete your other identical topic that is already there.

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