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Running Ad Aware with Avast IS
« on: February 06, 2011, 01:53:43 AM »
Hello,

I had previously read on the forums that it's better not to run Ad Aware in combination with Avast since they both have anti-virus engines and can interfere with each other.

I am only running Ad Aware manually now and then and never at the same time as Avast.  Is this still a potential problem?

Thanks!

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Re: Running Ad Aware with Avast IS
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011, 02:03:06 AM »
Hey and warm welcome

It can cause problem but not necessary ( I won't go into details why). Just uninstall Adware so that you prevent damage from happening :)

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Re: Running Ad Aware with Avast IS
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011, 03:28:19 AM »
Ok, thanks for the advice.  :)

Should I install Malwarebytes instead?
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Re: Running Ad Aware with Avast IS
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011, 03:54:58 AM »
Malwarebytes is the best program to run with avast, no conflict's with the free or pro MBAM.
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Re: Running Ad Aware with Avast IS
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2011, 03:57:34 AM »
Great!  Thanks for the fast response.  :)

Which would you recommend running with Avast IS:  The free version or full version of MBAM?
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Re: Running Ad Aware with Avast IS
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2011, 06:07:59 AM »
Great!  Thanks for the fast response.  :)

Which would you recommend running with Avast IS:  The free version or full version of MBAM?
If you dont mind paying for the life time license of $25 pro is the way to go, you get auto update and scanning plus the website blocking in the pro version.
If you only want the free you just have to update it manually before you scan.
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Re: Running Ad Aware with Avast IS
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2011, 03:22:25 PM »
Thanks Craig!  I will get the pro version.   :)
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Re: Running Ad Aware with Avast IS
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2011, 12:36:56 AM »
Hi Zalynia, and welcome to the forum! You can download MBAM from http://filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/  Another good download is Super Anti- Spyware  http://filehippo.com/download_superantispyware/  If you are lookin for a good cleaner I recommend CCleaner  http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/  Get the slim version of CCleaner. I wish you all the best.
And I agree with everyone else concerning Ad-Aware it's just not as good a avast.
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Re: Running Ad Aware with Avast IS
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2011, 04:14:48 PM »
Thanks Para-noid for the advice and the welcome.  :)  This is an exceptionally nice and attentive community.  All the best to you as well!
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Re: Running Ad Aware with Avast IS
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2011, 04:21:48 PM »
Hows the MBAM running ?now that now your running avast and mbam you can disable windows defender , its not really needed, thats if you haven't already :)
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Re: Running Ad Aware with Avast IS
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2011, 04:44:41 PM »
MBAM is running great; now I feel really set with Avast Internet Security and MBAM Pro.  Will disable windows defender.  Thanks Craig!  :)
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Re: Running Ad Aware with Avast IS
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2011, 04:48:36 PM »
Your welcome :)
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