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#1 Beth1

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 09:46 AM

I have both on my computer, is that ok? If not, which one is better?

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Beth

Also, I have the Spybot running and Malwarebytes, do any or all conflict?

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:17 AM

Best practices advises that you have only ONE Anti-virus providing real- time protection, since running both at the same time causes application conflicts, and can reduce computer speed. Since both give adequate protection (although there is constant discussion about which is "better" and different tests yield different results and this forum has all sorts of different opinions about their relative merits), the real choice is more about which seems easier for you in practical use.

I personally prefer Avira to either, and have several anti-spyware applications that I keep updated and run on demand.

Edited by jgweed, 25 December 2009 - 10:17 AM.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:52 AM

I've been previewing and using Avast 5 which is still in beta, but its performance is exceptionally good.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 03:16 PM

Thanks for the answers, can you name a couple of the anti spyware applications you are using?

I have the malwarebytes and superantispyware on my deskstop, are those good anti spyware to have on there?

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beth

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:38 PM

Malwarebytes and Superantispyware are considered to be some of the best antispywares.

For more comprehensive advise you could also check out the security recommendations here.

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 07:55 PM

I've been previewing and using Avast 5 which is still in beta, but its performance is exceptionally good.



Agreed :thumbsup: I switched to it a few days ago from Avira because I was tired of the long updates >_>




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