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Do I Need Both


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#1 CM2005GT

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 07:23 PM

what it is is Windows Defender and Ad-Aware SE Personal do i need both of these i also have eTrust Firewall, Antivirus, Pest Control pretty much the whole suite from Etrust, i also run sandboxie when i use IE so should i keep both windows defender and Ad-Aware on my system or if i can which one should i get rid of?

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 07:30 PM

The problem is that every company has its own criteria of what spyware is, and consequently, each looks for slightly different instances. It is wise, therefore, to have several A-S applications since one may find things another misses.
The same cannot be said for Anti-virus applications. Because of potential conflicts in real time protection, only one should be used.
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 07:33 PM

Windows Defender and Adaware do basically the same thing. They both protect against spyware/maleware. As far as recommending them, I am not familar with your current software but both programs equally protect you and you only need one of them. IMO :thumbsup:

Edit: He types faster then me I agree John

Edited by Sneakycyber, 26 April 2007 - 07:34 PM.

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