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Conflict: Ad-Aware SE Plus Vs. Microsoft's One Care Ststem

by daty123 / May 30, 2006 9:55 AM PDT

I have Windows XP, Media Center Edition and the Ad-Aware SE Plus Edition. I have disovered two conflicts.

1. Problems with Microsoft's Beta One Carae System. On three separate occassions I have found that Ad-Aware SE Plus Scans detect parts of Microsoft's One Care System to be adware. If you have the Microsoft Beta One Care System on your PC, please check the Ad-Aware scan results. In my case, the scan rendered the One Caare System useless and/or damaged.

When I discovered this, I first restored the deleted files but still had some problems. I then used System Restore and that fixed the problem. The other option would be to completely remove the damaged One Care System and re-download the entire program. Otherwise, I have found Ad-Aware to be an excellent product in detecting spyare and adware.

2. I complete daily Internet surveys for many companies. Shortly after installing the full version of Ad-Aware SE Plus, I started to have problems completing or even starting some of the surveys. Finally, I turned off the Ad-Watch feature of Ad-Aware SE Plus and my problems ended. Just thought I'd let you know. Ed.

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Daty, It's Understandable..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 30, 2006 10:15 AM PDT
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Grif - your link doesn't work anymore
by Marianna Schmudlach / May 30, 2006 10:57 AM PDT
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He He...It Worked For A While..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 30, 2006 2:26 PM PDT

It had the same info your new one does.

Thanks for the backup.


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Grif, You're Welcome :)
by Marianna Schmudlach / May 30, 2006 3:45 PM PDT

I clicked on the link you provided and it was already "history" LOL....... No problem Wink

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(NT) Ad Aware
by Romasteve / June 4, 2006 11:37 PM PDT

I am running Windows Live One Care from Microsoft with both Ad Aware and Webroot Spy Sweeper. Spy Sweeper is active all the time, and Ad Aware only when I run it.

So far no problems...

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Ad Aware and Microsoft One Time
by daty123 / June 5, 2006 10:09 AM PDT
In reply to: (NT) Ad Aware

I do not have Spy Sweeper so I can not comment on that. However, the puzzle between Ad Aware and Microsoft One Time continues. It seems that Ad Aware micks out files called "Fast Search". Whether these are part of Microsoft's One Time, I do not know. There may not be a problem after all.

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Couple of things.
by hawk318 / June 4, 2006 10:58 PM PDT

Not using Vista, I'd have to say it doesn't surprize me in the least as it seems more and more software companies are trying to completely control your computer no days.
AdAware does have a spot where you can (after scans)choose detected files to ignore.... That would be one option.
I think when the time comes for me to use Vista, I'll look else where as MS only seems to give you so-so protection anytime and all the major AV/ firewall makers are coming out with their own brand of "Total protection", I'd wait before making any final commitment.
When it's all over, the odds are, I'll do what I've been doing all along.... Run one brand of firewall/AV, run AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy along with one other paid version like Webroot....Why?
I like having control over my computer and don't really trust anyone doing things to my system and assuming everything is working properly.
What happens if something breaks?
Malfunctions and isn't detected to give you a warning?
Gets corrupted or hacked?
Ok it's more time consuming and a tad bit more work, but I perfer to do it myself Wink

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