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Can avast! Free Antivirus 5 work with Ad-Aware Free?
« on: July 04, 2010, 05:52:26 PM »
I have both, but I noticed that avast! now has anti-spyware. Will they conflict with each other or not?
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Re: Can avast! Free Antivirus 5 work with Ad-Aware Free?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 06:02:26 PM »
works fine, but i will recomend using the best......this

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Re: Can avast! Free Antivirus 5 work with Ad-Aware Free?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 06:05:43 PM »
but I noticed that avast! now has anti-spyware
Well... They're not news... avast has antispyware capabilities since 2 or more years...
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Re: Can avast! Free Antivirus 5 work with Ad-Aware Free?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 06:56:32 PM »
if you are paranoid i would suggest using both SAS and MBAM free once in a while but remember  to update each regularly. Adware is not a bad idea but you do not really need it at all it would only be a consumption of resources and nothing more
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Re: Can avast! Free Antivirus 5 work with Ad-Aware Free?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 06:57:43 PM »
They generally have no problem working together, but I too would say don't bother with adaware as its value is much depreciated there are better anti-spy/malware applications that work well with avast.

Besides what Pondus mentioned there is also SUPERantispyware (SAS). On-Demand only in free version.
Don't worry about reported tracking cookies they are a minor issue and not one of security, allow SAS to deal with them though. - See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie.
Also available a portable version of SAS, http://www.superantispyware.com/portablescanner.html, no installation required.
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Re: Can avast! Free Antivirus 5 work with Ad-Aware Free?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 02:20:03 AM »
But avast Antivirus free, all its resources does not?
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Re: Can avast! Free Antivirus 5 work with Ad-Aware Free?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 03:20:09 AM »
Yes you can have Avast! and Free Ad-Aware but there are now better options. Ad-Aware used to be the best spyware detector and remover available but it has been surpassed by Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware. I used to use Ad-Aware myself but it just got too big and bloated and I found Malwarebytes to be better and faster. The free versions of Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and AdAware do not run in real time but only on demand. Therefore there is no conflict with Avast! with any of them.
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Re: Can avast! Free Antivirus 5 work with Ad-Aware Free?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010, 03:47:06 PM »
I use Avast Internet Security Suite and it works great for me.  I do not use AdAware so this post is bit off topic.

However, I also use Malwarebytes and SAS, which were mentioned above, once a week as a double check.  They very rarely find anything.

However I also use iObit360 (free version) once a week and it does occasionally find cookies and even trojans that Avast missed.  Afterthought:  This program gets a lot of bad user reviews.  I have used it since it first came out and while version 1.0 was buggier than all get out, the current version does want I want; i.e. occasionally finds cookies and trojans that other programs don't.  Just make sure it doesn't stay in memory when you are not using it.

P.S. None of these programs, i.e., Malwarebytes, SAS and iObit360 should be kept in memory when not updating, scanning or handling any files it might find on the scan. When you done using it as a batch program kill any program related Process that remains running even after the program is closed.  The Process can be killed with Windows Task manager.  I have never had a problem killing any of "these" programs "Processes" with Windows Task Manager.  If the "Processes" remain after you close the program you are unnecessarily using resources.  

Finally it is best to close everything else when running these programs though not necessary.

Let Avsst do its thing.  It works great but like every other software program in the world it is not perfect. So doing a once a week or once every couple of weeks double check with these other programs doesn't hurt.
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Re: Can avast! Free Antivirus 5 work with Ad-Aware Free?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2010, 03:55:31 PM »
I am sorry Nesivos, but IOBit is not recommended :

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?s=04b43d9e36075ccba88b7e71663c1e79&showtopic=33217

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Re: Can avast! Free Antivirus 5 work with Ad-Aware Free?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2010, 04:06:38 PM »
I said it receives bad reviews.

I have never had a problem with it since version 1.5 using it as a batch program and then killing any remaining processes it leaves behind after closing it.

People can do want they want but I can will tell you that it finds cookies and trojans that Avast lets through.  Not a lot but then one, can be one too many. :) :)



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Re: Can avast! Free Antivirus 5 work with Ad-Aware Free?
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2010, 04:17:22 PM »
Bc most security programs dont scan for cookies, and if you run CCleaner they are all gone......until they are back again

HTTP cookies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

Are cookies really spyware and are they dangerous?
http://superantispyware.com/supportfaqdisplay.html?faq=26


and here you can read the hole IObit story and why you can not trust that company
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=29681
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=30989
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=33217
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Re: Can avast! Free Antivirus 5 work with Ad-Aware Free?
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2010, 05:40:37 PM »
Bc most security programs dont scan for cookies, and if you run CCleaner they are all gone......until they are back again
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