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lmw28if

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« on: November 07, 2004, 10:01:13 PM »
I'm running Avast 4.5.  I got a couple of progs that installed on my pc, WebRebates and Time Synchronizer...are these prog that should NOT have been installed if I have Avast On-Access Scanner running?  I also have A2 guard on too...
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2004, 10:09:46 PM »
lmw28if:
Avast! is an AV program.
WebRebates is Adware and Time Synchronizer is a utility for syncronizing your clock.
For adware you need a program like Ad-Aware or Spybot SD.
Hope that helps.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2004, 10:21:59 PM »
Many Time Synchronizers come with ad-/spyware.

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2004, 10:26:10 PM »
OK...I have both progs...if/when I run these will they remove the progs?  Should they not prevent or not.
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2004, 10:38:14 PM »
lmw28if
Ad-Aware PRO comes with Ad-Watch. It's not available in the free version.
Both of these programs are scanners and help to delete Adware after the fact.
Spybot SD comes with Tea-Timer and it monitors your system for changes.
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2004, 12:46:29 AM »
How often do you suggest running a full scan and spybot and ad aware...is there a general guideline?
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2004, 12:54:12 AM »
IMW,

I would suggest that you download and install both SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard (runs resident).
Both are effective at preventing spyware/malware from getting into your computer.  They are freeware.
www.snapfiles.com

If you run Adaware and Spybot once a week, you should be ok, but spyware can invade every time you connect to the net!

Avast and A2 get along just fine.

I usually run ALL "anti" programs once a week including Avast.   Update signature or definition databases before running the latest scan.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2004, 12:55:32 AM by Techie101 »

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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2004, 01:05:54 AM »
Many Time Synchronizers come with ad-/spyware.

And many don't and are good applications, for instance, Time Synchronizer

Spybot SD comes with Tea-Timer and it monitors your system for changes.

It's a freeware like Techie said.

I suggest you run ad-aware or spybot once a week.
Better if you have SpywareBlaster resident and TeaTimer like Techie said.
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2004, 01:08:18 AM »
IMW,

Keep in mind as a general rule....
Avast gets along with most things and if it does not, it will let you know in the scan!

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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2004, 02:23:51 AM »
Another good free "clean" time-synch utility is WebTime, available at http://www.gregorybraun.com/WebTime.html

No spyware connected with this one either, or at least not that anything or anyone's ever found.
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