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Avast 4.8 Home Edition with Ad Aware 2007 Pro Version?
« on: December 02, 2008, 11:29:14 AM »
Hi there, i was wondering if you could give me some advice?

I have avast 4.8 home edition (and ive used avast for years!) but i recently realised i have no anti spyware software, so i got Ad Aware 2007 Pro edition, which has this Ad Watch built in...

Should i really have these programmes running at the same time? i'm scared of conflict between Avast and Ad Aware/Ad Watch!?


Thanks


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Re: Avast 4.8 Home Edition with Ad Aware 2007 Pro Version?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 11:46:47 AM »
Hi clairey

You do have anti-spyware software. avast! 4.8.

"All-inclusive and comprehensive protection FREE avast! antivirus Home Edition includes ANTI-SPYWARE protection, certified by the West Coast Labs Checkmark process, and ANTI-ROOTKIT detection based on the best-in class GMER technology. No additional purchase is required."


If you want extra spyware-specific protection, then ad-aware/ad-watch should not conflict with avast! (I haven't tried it myself) but the combination will make your PC slower.

I have nothing against Ad-aware but I prefer MBAM or SAS.
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Re: Avast 4.8 Home Edition with Ad Aware 2007 Pro Version?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 11:53:50 AM »
oh i didnt realise it was built in to avast!

thankyou for your advice! its very much appreciated =]


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Re: Avast 4.8 Home Edition with Ad Aware 2007 Pro Version?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 12:08:16 PM »
No problemo.  8)
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Re: Avast 4.8 Home Edition with Ad Aware 2007 Pro Version?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008, 12:15:50 PM »
Ad-Aware has become a bit bloated of late and as it only targets advertising threats I fear that its time has come and gone.

I agree that MBAM and SUPERAntiSpyware are the better malware removal and prevention applications.
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Re: Avast 4.8 Home Edition with Ad Aware 2007 Pro Version?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2008, 12:54:33 PM »
Ad-Aware has become a bit bloated of late and as it only targets advertising threats I fear that its time has come and gone.

I agree that MBAM and SUPERAntiSpyware are the better malware removal and prevention applications.
That's true about Ad-Aware only finding adware as a rule. The other thing as you pointed out is it is always running in the background. MBAM and SAS are the best as noted, and I have SAS running real time with MBAM on demand.  ;)
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Re: Avast 4.8 Home Edition with Ad Aware 2007 Pro Version?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2008, 02:32:59 PM »
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I have avast 4.8 home edition (and ive used avast for years!) but i recently realised i have no anti spyware software, so i got Ad Aware 2007 Pro edition, which has this Ad Watch built in...

Should i really have these programmes running at the same time? i'm scared of conflict between Avast and Ad Aware/Ad Watch!?
<snip>

Whilst there shouldn't be any conflict (unless adwatch takes a dislike to ashDisp.exe, the avast icon), the real issue is the worth of AdAware. This once used to be a good program, but it really hasn't kept pace with developements and there are many better applications. Not only that many of them are free such as SAS and MBAM, I too paid the small sum for a lifetime licence for SAS Pro.
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Re: Avast 4.8 Home Edition with Ad Aware 2007 Pro Version?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2008, 04:46:14 PM »
Another vote to MBAM and SuperAntispyware and another thumb down for Adaware.
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Re: Avast 4.8 Home Edition with Ad Aware 2007 Pro Version?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2008, 07:01:36 PM »
I use both SAS and ST paid versions and MBAM on demand with no problems
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Re: Avast 4.8 Home Edition with Ad Aware 2007 Pro Version?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2008, 12:26:20 AM »
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Re: Avast 4.8 Home Edition with Ad Aware 2007 Pro Version?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2008, 07:15:46 PM »
I think Avast +Sas or MBAM free would be more then enough for protection . I wouldn't touch AD aware even if they gave the pro for free for it jas proven in my experience that it never found more then a few cookies .Avast will protect in real time and the second opinion from SAS and MBAM.
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