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jvangalder

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avast 4.8 with other malware programs
« on: October 21, 2008, 05:31:11 PM »
my system: intel celeron 40GB/ 2.9 ghz /512 ram

currently, i have spybot 1.6 (without the teatimer and resident protector); spyware blaster 4.1;
Ad-aware 7.1 (free edition) no ad-watch; windows defender 1.1 and netveda 3.8 for firewall in addition to the avast 4.8 home.

i think this is overkill.   would you recommend to me what i need besides the avast 4.8 home?

i have had a problem with playing an online game (webkinz) as my computer keeps spiking to 100%.  now, this happened before i added windows defender, but i've been trying to check if there is malware on my system slowing down my computer.

thank you for your help.

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Re: avast 4.8 with other malware programs
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008, 02:41:10 AM »
Ad-aware 7.1 (free edition) no ad-watch
Poor detection rates... you can get rid of it...

windows defender 1.1
Some users reported it picked up some infections.
Others (including myself) see very little usage on it.
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jvangalder

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Re: avast 4.8 with other malware programs
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 02:42:37 AM »
thank you for the information - i deleted the windows defender & ad-aware so my system is running better. 

appreciate your time! :)

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Re: avast 4.8 with other malware programs
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008, 02:56:14 AM »
i deleted the windows defender & ad-aware so my system is running better. 
So I suggest using the on-demand scanners: SUPERantispyware, or MBAM or Spyware Terminator to scan for spywares and trojans. If any infection is detected, better and safer is send the file to Quarantine than to simple delete than.
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