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Offline wiggi

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Avast & Spybot - Work Together?
« on: October 26, 2009, 07:05:19 PM »
Hi all, just wanted to check something,

I have Avast home edition running, & i also have Spybot Search & Destroy installed with Real time protection running...

Now i know having Spybot Search & Destroy installed is not a problem, but i want to check if having the real time protection running would conflict avast in any way... is this ok or would i be better leaving Spybot as a simple scanner on demand. ?

I don't mind if it slows anything down as long a it's beneficial, if it's more beneficial (protection wise) to have the Spybot Real time protection running & at the same time & it doesn't in anyway conflict the Avast Real time protection then that's how I'll leave it.

Looking forward to your replies.

Thanks in advance.  :)

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Re: Avast & Spybot - Work Together?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 07:27:47 PM »
The only problem might be the tea-timer disabling the ashDisp.exe, the avast tray icon which is a user start-up item. Other than that there shouldn't be any issues.

However, it really isn't keeping pace with malware developments and I think updates are weekly which isn't great and there are better anti-spy/malware tools out there, also free.

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Re: Avast & Spybot - Work Together?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 07:42:43 PM »
Cool.

Yer I've got SuperAntiSpyware the free edition installed, which i can use for scanning on demand, the free version doesn't have a real time scanner though. (unless I'm mistaken) 

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Re: Avast & Spybot - Work Together?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 08:29:28 PM »
No, only the Pro version has real-time scanning (as in my signature), the same is true for MBAM only the paid version has resident protection. For the most part, since avast incorporates anti-spyware into the program, you could get away without another resident anti-spyware.

Though if you were to consider the paid options (one off payment, not annual renewal) only one resident anti-spyware is advisable to avoid possible conflict.
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