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Too Many Antispyware Apps?


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#1 Josho

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 06:43 PM

Hello,

First of all... I will give you Computer Specs (Provided by TuneUp Utilities 2007)

System Information
Windows: Windows XP- Home Edition - Serivce Pack 2
Processor: AMD Sempron™ 2600+ 1833 MHz
L2 Cache: 265kb
Memory: 512 MB (61% used)

Antivirus
NOD32 2.7.32 Antivirus System.-Real Time

Firewall
Comodo Firewall Pro 2.4.18.184.-Real Time


Antispyware
Ad-aware SE Personal 1.06
Spybot-S&D 1.4
HijackThis! 2.0.0 BETA
Windows Defender-Real Time
AVG Antispyware


Password Manager
RoboForm Pro 6.9.0

Browser
Firefox 2.0.0.2

Now... My PC doesn't have the best hardware in the world, I am also behind a Netgear ADSL Firewall Router.

My is PC running slow. I have Siteadvisor for Firefox.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Edited by jgweed, 18 March 2007 - 09:14 AM.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 06:51 PM

Have you checked out this topic, yet:
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:01 PM

Yes... I have! I do Defrag my pc, check for malware/viruses etc... I am just wondering what stuff I do and I dont need... Thankyou.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:41 PM

I would select ONE anti-spyware real time application and use that; the other AS applications can be run on a regular basis to check your hard drive for malware.
It may be, also, that there are other applications that you don't need; you can use the BC Startup List, tabbed at the top of the page, to determine if any is necessary, optional, or not needed.
Hope this helps.
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:48 PM

Hi John,

Thanks for your reply... I managed to actually stick my finger out and make effort (I just woke up), It's the morning here in Australia.

Great Forum... Great Help! Thanks!!!!
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:50 PM

Let us know how it goes and what happens. If you still have problems, we can try something else.
Cheers,
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 10:54 PM

Hello!

I went to Kelly's Corner & Looked at "Selective Startup"

I can tell you now my PC is 50% Faster with all those unused system files, Startup files, etc.

I have currently: NOD32, Comodo, Windows Defender on Startup.

I paid for AVG AS... Should I add it up their too? I don't really care if I have too or not

My pc's speed is amazing! Thanks... :thumbsup:

Edited by Josho, 18 March 2007 - 01:02 AM.

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 09:21 AM

You can always activate AVG's AS real-time protection and test whether it drastically slows down your computer and make a final decision based on that. Personally, I would use that in place of any other.
And don't forget to run checkdisk and then defrag your computer now that you have deleted a lot of files so that both you and your computer are in a happy place.
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