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Offline charlie2010

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Do I Need Ad-Aware Anymore?
« on: December 15, 2010, 06:25:33 PM »
Now that I've installed and registered Avast Internet Security 5.0.6... is there any reason that I should continue to use the freeware version of "Ad-Aware"?

What other applications can I disable? The Vista firewall? Windows defender?

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Re: Do I Need Ad-Aware Anymore?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010, 06:28:34 PM »
I would change Ad-aware for the free version of MBAM.
AIS allow you to disable Vista firewall.
Windows Defender won't hurt.
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Re: Do I Need Ad-Aware Anymore?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 08:55:57 PM »
I would change Ad-aware for the free version of MBAM.
Ad-Aware has not kept up with the times and is not worth the hard disk space it consumes and I agree that MBAM free is very good but you have to manually update at least once per day then run its Quick scan.
Windows Defender won't hurt.
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Re: Do I Need Ad-Aware Anymore?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 09:26:30 PM »
you always need something more apart from your antivirus even if that antivirus is Avast internet security..no antivirus can guarantee 100% safety.that's why we use these freeware "babies" such as ad-aware,superantispyware,mbam etc..i couldnt agree more with tech and yokenny about MBAM(Malwarebytes anti-malware)..ad-aware isnt as good as it used to be so i wouldnt trust it..as for windows defender i update it but i keep it deactivated because i dont want it to get in the way of avast and steal its "meal"..also i want to keep my system the lightest possible..but having it updated and scanning from time to time wont hurt.
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Re: Do I Need Ad-Aware Anymore?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2010, 11:40:49 AM »
@ BJ_GeOrgE

Windows Defender does not get in the way of avast! and steal its "meal" on my Windows 7 system and it is one of my Layers of Defence that includes Malwarebytes Full
E5200 2.5GHZ, 4GB RAM, 320GB HD, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, avast! V9.0 Free, IE10
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Re: Do I Need Ad-Aware Anymore?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2010, 12:56:11 PM »
@ BJ_GeOrgE

Windows Defender does not get in the way of avast! and steal its "meal" on my Windows 7 system and it is one of my Layers of Defence that includes Malwarebytes Full
:o good to know.thanks mate :D
OS:Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
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