Have to go with Spybot if for no other reason it does notRun SpywareTerminator than. It's better than ad-aware and Spybot.
have a permanent running process like Ad-Aware.
In Spybot, the only resident is TeaTimer (not enough protection though).
Sorry Tech,I miss used my terms.
I did not mean real time protection,
I meant that Ad_aware,when ran as a on-demand scanner,without the Ad-Watch
real time module,still has a permeant running process visable in task manager.
Unless the Tea-Time is activated in Spy-Bot it does not have a permenate running process.
The one in A-Squared free to enable non-Adminstrator accounts to use the software,can be disabled with administrator rights with no harm.
The Ad-Aware process if disabled will prevent the program from loading.
That is what I have a problem with,on-demand scanners with permanent running process's.
I really have rethought the whole real time anti-spyware thing,and no longer feel
a need for it.
Avast plus on-demands seem enough.