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Would using these programs together cause problems?


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#1 AlexandraMW

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:52 AM

Right now, I use McAfee Security-As-A-Service and MalwareBytes free edition. I would like to download Super AntiSpyware as well. Would that cause any problems with my computer?
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:15 AM

Good morning, AlexandraMW.

I believe that the McAfee and Malwarebytes should play well (and nice) together but I would (and do) download Super Antispyware and run it as a stand alone scanner without the Real-Time protection running.


I run Malwarebytes (PRO) with Avast! and in concert they work very well, I know this because I don't always surf safe :whistle: and sometimes my wife (on her laptop, running the same set up) clicks on some recent picture of Brad Pitt, George Clooney, etc. and either one or the other apps blocks some nasty site(s).


Each weekend we run full scans with each - Avast and then Malwarebytes - while we're out running our errands, and once those are completed, we launch / update Super Antispyware (SAS) and delete what ever that finds - which in most cases are simply tracking cookies.


Once SAS has done it's job, we close it down (i.e. don't leave it running in the background) and then *poof* off we go.

Hope that helps.

Please let me know if you need any additional information.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:03 AM

Thank you very much for the advice.
I'll download it off here in a moment. Is there an option to download it without real-time protection?

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:30 AM

Hi AlexandraMW,

It's the paid PRO version that comes with real-time protection.

The FREE version, which offers on-demand scanning only, can be downloaded at the link below.
http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:17 AM

Red Dawn, thanks for the info, I guess 'cause I'm running the PRO version (which I got a good deal on) I never really remarked my wife's laptop (which is running the FREE version) didn't have it.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:52 AM

AlexandraMW you may also want to read: Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools
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