Author Topic: Ad-Watch 07 (lavasoft ad-aware) & Avast 4.7 Home Ed. Conflicting?  (Read 5592 times)

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ABH83

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Hello,

I have been using Avast Home & and Ad-Aware for several years now without any issues.

Just recently I upgraded for the first time to Ad-Aware 2007. I noticed a new feature called Ad-Watch which I believe is a real-time protection against spyware / malware and malicious software.

However, as far as I know, avast 4.7 Home Ed. also has real-time protection.

So, I am now wondering, will the 2 applications conflict? (Currently I have Ad-Watch disabled.)

Thx in advance!
ABH

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Re: Ad-Watch 07 (lavasoft ad-aware) & Avast 4.7 Home Ed. Conflicting?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 01:34:52 PM »
No, both applications won't conflict.
Although, I can't stand on Ad-aware nowadays... seems a weak antispyware.
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Re: Ad-Watch 07 (lavasoft ad-aware) & Avast 4.7 Home Ed. Conflicting?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 01:57:06 PM »
Thx for your quick response. So even though both have real-time protection they will not conflict?


What anti-spyware would you recommend in that case? Ad-Aware seems fine with me. I also use (occasionally) Spybot - Search & Destroy.

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Re: Ad-Watch 07 (lavasoft ad-aware) & Avast 4.7 Home Ed. Conflicting?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2008, 03:24:57 PM »
Thx for your quick response.
Be used to avast forum speed.

So even though both have real-time protection they will not conflict?
No, they work fine together.

What anti-spyware would you recommend in that case? Ad-Aware seems fine with me. I also use (occasionally) Spybot - Search & Destroy.
avast is an antispyware application too.
Also, you can test SUPERantispyware and/or Spyware Terminator.
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Re: Ad-Watch 07 (lavasoft ad-aware) & Avast 4.7 Home Ed. Conflicting?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2008, 06:11:51 PM »
but for now avast 4.8 is beta and 4.7 version doesn't include module anti-spyware...

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Re: Ad-Watch 07 (lavasoft ad-aware) & Avast 4.7 Home Ed. Conflicting?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2008, 02:32:23 AM »
Well, it won't conflict either with 4.7 or 4.8.
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Re: Ad-Watch 07 (lavasoft ad-aware) & Avast 4.7 Home Ed. Conflicting?
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2008, 10:35:51 AM »
Be aware that the "Ad watch" function in AdAware2007 will, like the previous SE version, only work in realtime if you buy the program.
(That wouldn't be my preference. I think there are better.)
Otherwise it's just a demand scanner. Antispyware applications tend to have a different type of scan engine, so generally don't conflict with most AV's.
Avast co-exists with almost everything I've had installed in the way of security software.
Windows 10,Windows Firewall,Firefox w/Adblock.

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Re: Ad-Watch 07 (lavasoft ad-aware) & Avast 4.7 Home Ed. Conflicting?
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2008, 12:46:09 PM »
Otherwise it's just a demand scanner.
And even then, it's not a good one... Too much (services, resources, etc.) for nothing...
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Re: Ad-Watch 07 (lavasoft ad-aware) & Avast 4.7 Home Ed. Conflicting?
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2008, 05:53:37 PM »
Otherwise it's just a demand scanner.
And even then, it's not a good one... Too much (services, resources, etc.) for nothing...

I must agree Tech.
Sorry to say, its a worthless piece of software. I have had bought Plus-version - because of Ad Watch realtime monitor- in September 2007 (after Vista ready announcement) and have had troubles on and on (updates, def-dates were false, authenticity verified failures - red cross after update forced a de-/re installation, and at least no significantly support).