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bigbobbysd

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Will Avast! free conflict with Spybot S & D? or visa versa?
« on: October 13, 2009, 08:00:30 PM »
Is it possible that by running these two programs that the effectiveness or one or both might be compromised? Thanks in advance for your help. Peace!

Offline RZPogi

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Re: Will Avast! free conflict with Spybot S & D? or visa versa?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 08:09:54 PM »
Nope.

Note:
Spybot is weak compared to malwarebytes.
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Re: Will Avast! free conflict with Spybot S & D? or visa versa?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 08:14:10 PM »
Spybot S&D is too oudated, bloated interface and scans taking forever...looks like a post command line UI from the 40's... ;D I've used it...would never use it now. It's out.

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Re: Will Avast! free conflict with Spybot S & D? or visa versa?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 08:15:04 PM »
An old good boy. Nowadays I'll use MBAM and drop S&D...
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bigbobbysd

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Re: Will Avast! free conflict with Spybot S & D? or visa versa?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2009, 10:36:58 PM »
In my experience Malwarebytes only picked up anything on the first scan while SpyBot continues to flag on every scan. Excuse my ignorance, but what is MBAM? Thanks for your responses. Always appreciated.

YoKenny

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Re: Will Avast! free conflict with Spybot S & D? or visa versa?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2009, 10:53:20 PM »
Spybot S&D only found harmless cookies after the first scan for me. 
I have not used it in over a year.

MBAM is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  Download it then update it then run a Quick scan and let it remove all it finds:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Post its log here after it completes.

Run Secunia Online Software Inspector to see what applications are vulnerable:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online

CharleyO

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Re: Will Avast! free conflict with Spybot S & D? or visa versa?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2009, 06:27:58 AM »
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I have used Spybot - S&D along with avast for many years without even one problem.

Spybot's Teatimer module is useful for it's protection of unwanted changes to a computer's registry.


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bigbobbysd

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Re: Will Avast! free conflict with Spybot S & D? or visa versa?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2009, 06:42:26 AM »
Thanks for all of your help. Peace!

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Re: Will Avast! free conflict with Spybot S & D? or visa versa?
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2009, 07:05:56 AM »
MBAM is up to date, effective, and competent.
S&D is pretty much the original antimalware, and is still very much being developed and improved. I would not be too quick to write it off.
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