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More than one spyware detector at same time?


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#1 Ally Maypole

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:17 AM

Hello all,

I'm currently using MS Antispyware, Adaware and Spybot. As I understand it, MS Antispyware works in the background preventing spyware and malware being put on to the computer, whereas Adaware and Spybot work by removing the nasties.

If I want to try another program, such as a2 - which I gather works in the background preventing poison being pumped onto your PC - will this interfere with MS Antispyware, which is doing the same thing?

I've always understood that you can't have two firewalls in place at any one time, but I'm not sure if the same rule applies to spyware detectors.

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 01:09 PM

You can run as many spyware apps as you want.
I use:
aČ free
Ad-Aware
Spybot S&D
SpywareBlaster
SpywareGuard


1 firewall
1 antivirus
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 01:45 PM

OK, thanks! :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 03:39 PM

You're welcome.
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