The free version of ad-aware runs just like ss+d....an on demand scanner.
If you want the real time scanner then you go to the paid version.
As for the free version.
I did not have to shut down anything to load the product.
I do not have to shut down anything to run the product.
I am currently using Spybot Search and Destroy as my only spyware detector and I am thinking of downloading Ad-Aware SE. When I read the limitations it stated "real time protector disabled." I am using Symantec Anti Virus with file system real time protection enabled. I can turn this option "off" if I wanted to, but should I do this? Does it mean I have to shut down real time protection when I download it?, or just when I run the program? or what excactly does this mean? Is it going to cause conflict with my virus protection, or Spybot? Thanks..L..