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optimal prism

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#1 12 years ago

Hey guys I have question about anti-spyware software. Now I know that having more then one anti-virus software is harmful for your computer but is it the same for anti-spyware? I have 4 anti-spyware software and all of them ahve real time protection Ad-aware SE Professional website Zero Knowledge Freedom website Spyware Blaster website Windows Defender Beta 2 website All of these are up for downlaod on www.downlaod.com Now today I did couple scans with ad-aware and windows defender and I got nothing, I just got 9 neglitigable objects by AD-aware. But then I did a spyware scan with freedom and I got 748 items! I fainted for couple minutes and I woke up and it was true. All most all of them were this spyware called "media pass" Like 740 of them were. Also anti-virus question In my freedom that I have it has virus spyware ad block, pop up block privacy mamnager parental control portection so its all bundled up together I also have AVG freewebsite Now I havent had any problems but are the risks of having 2 anti-virus. To this date I havent seen anything or any problem with both of the anti-virus,even when scanning. So whats the risk? The reason I got avg free was that freedom anti-virus scan always got stuck when got into a game called dawn of war's folder. It got stuck when scanning maps from map packs...




Master Chief 14

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#2 12 years ago

It could be, they say just to have one anti-spyware in case the other ones conflict, but some programs allow you to have more then one anti spyware program.




optimal prism

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#3 12 years ago

I HAVENT SEEN ANY PROBLEM WITH ANY OF THEM TO THIS DATE BUT MAYBE i THOUGHT THAT IF U HAVE MORE THEN 1 THEY DONT PROTECT AS WELL, Because i got 748.

Stupid caps sorry but Im too lazy to fix that, I might forget what i wrote.




-SpArKs-

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#4 12 years ago

Some Anti(whatever) software runs silently in the background. Having two running on your machine will simply take up to many resources. That's why we have these new Dual-Core processors.


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optimal prism

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#5 12 years ago

any conflicts at all though? Like crashes ?




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#6 12 years ago

I have spyware doctor and Mcafee Virus scan and firewall, plus some other scanning things such as adaware personal and ccleaner and all that.




optimal prism

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#7 12 years ago

like i said should i get rid of any of them and what should i downlaod instead? and any risks for having 2 virus protection? Btw freedom gets stuck at scar files too...




-SpArKs-

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#8 12 years ago

when you install the second virus protection, it may ask you to uninstall any previous virus software. If it does... do so.


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#9 12 years ago
-SpArKs-when you install the second virus protection, it may ask you to uninstall any previous virus software. If it does... do so.

You shouldn't have one Anti-Virus trying to uninstall another, the one being uninstalled may go bezurk. Norton would think that a mallicious program is trying to tamper with it, and would estentially try to crush the new anti-virus.

Aynway, yes you can have more than one anti-virus installed (I have three), it's just that you can only have one running. You can't have more than one running in the background at the same time. But you can have more than one installed for use as a scanner.

As for firewalls, you can also only have one running at the same time for the same reasons that you can have only one anti-virus at the sametime. However, it's pointless to have more than one firewall installed because the firewall is only useful when it's running, and you can only run one firewall at a time.

As for anti-spyware, you can install as many scanners as you want, but you should only run one anti-spyware program that runs in the background.

Most of the free anti-spyware programs (Lavasoft's Adaware, Spybot, etc.) are only scanners, and won't use real time protection (they won't run in the background). One exception to this idea it Microsoft's Windows Defender. It runs in real time, and it's free for all legitamate Windows users.

Hopefully that answers all of your questions. Feel fee to ask more.




optimal prism

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#10 12 years ago

I have ad-aware pro which is 20$ and it has real time protection Currently Im running 4 real time protection bu tI have never had any problems. None at all.

In my first psot I put links to all of the things websites so you can see what they do.

But I donno whcih one of the real time protecter is the best. If I knew which one was I could deactivate the others. But Again I never had problems. But Ill porbly leave windows defender on. Although I still dont understand why i should turn them all of, i mean the more the marrier right and I didnt have problems so...