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does anyone use adaware?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by greenbrucelee, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    I have the new free version of adaware which is really more like a virus scanner these days. I run ESET smart security as virus/firewall suite.

    I know that running two firewalls is a bad idea as they can conflict with each other but could something like adaware and ESET conflict with each other?
     
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    I just load spywareblaster on my computer out of habit. Does not scan real time though. Probably do not even need it but i am so used to problems with friends and family i install this and a few other bits and pieces out of habit.
     
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    not heard of that before.
     
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    Should be fine but you might get a slight performance hit with two real time scanners running at the same time.
     
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    I had noticed a slight hit so I decided to delete adaware as i don't like it anyhow and am gonna give that spywareblaster a shot. I might even get spybot as I had it on my old pc and seemed to work well.
     
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    Yeah, spybot still seems to be a good product, been using it for years.
     
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    I suppose its the old addage use what you trust :D
     
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    I used to use adaware, spybot, spywareblaster, pestpatrol and others.

    Then I had to buy a new PC, just so it would boot up the same day I turned it on...

    :blink
     
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    You bought a penguin!!! lol:twisted:
     
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    I went back to using spybot Search & destroy:)
     
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    I used to use Adaware when I had XP as my OS, now I use the inbuilt Windows Defender on Vista 64Bit Ultimate Edition.
     
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    'i love it when people ask windows questions or talk about windows dev and someone's very serious answer to the question is "use linux, noob"'

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