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Old 02-16-2006, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to decided between two freeware anti-spyware scanners. Do you see any technical reason why I can't have two anti-spyware scanners installed on one computer at the same time? One can not have two anti-virus scanners on one computer at the same time, does the same hold true for anti-spyware?
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Its good to have two spyware scanners, because each program has its own definition file and decides what is spyware.

I wouldnt have two antiviruses running, because they would get mixed-up, and uses more memory because its on-demand protection.
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I currently have 5 spyware programs installed on one machine
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Having 2 or 3 antispyware progs is just fine. Typically I run Spysweeper, Adaware, and Spyware Blaster.
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I to have many gots Adaware, Spybot, MS Anti spyware, spyware blaster.
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i have...TrendMicro AntiSpyware, MS Defender, PC Cillin's Anti Spyware

and my computer has never run better
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Old 02-16-2006, 09:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What do you think of the Microsoft solution? I am just wondering what security holes the Microsoft solution has imbeded in it.
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have MS AntiSpyware and Spysweeper in my Laptop and they work well together! Perfect pair ^_^
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Old 02-17-2006, 09:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I am very dubious of Mcirosoft, they have burned me many times in the past with the little security holes that they carefully imbed in their products and as a consequence I am a bit warry of anything they produce. I am just wondering what holes there are in the spyware software.
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Webroot's Spysweeper works really well along with Adaware.
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