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adware and spy ware protection, Can they be used together?

by fangbiter05 / March 21, 2011 1:04 AM PDT

Can different security and ad ware protections be used together? For instance , Malawarebytes(free version), Spybot, lavasoft adware(free version), Microsoft security essentials,Iobit 360 and Advanced system care(full versions) . can they be used together. My friend has these on his computer , and out of all of them , spybot, andIobit products(360 &advance sytem care) help protect better htan the Microsoft product , and others . I sthere any advice I can give to them ?? They are using 32bit windows xp

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Just MY opinion here
by roddy32 / March 21, 2011 1:23 AM PDT

I would keep Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and I would add SUPERAntiSpyware. I would dump all the rest. If you do some Googling you will find many problems with and Iobit products(360 & advance sytem care). Ad-Aware and Spybot are not as good as the other free alternatives mentioned about IMO.

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(NT) Second opinion the same
by rhabdomantist / March 21, 2011 11:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Just MY opinion here
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by rhabdomantist / March 21, 2011 12:39 PM PDT

Microsoft Security Essentials provides protection against viruses, worms, spyware, trojans, rootkits, and malicious scripts. Being light on resources it's ideally suited for Windows XP. MSE functions best without any other real-time protection software present. If installing SUPERAntiSpyware, like Malwarebytes, choose the free version. Ensure that all other real-time antimalware/antivirus programs have been uninstalled using the proper cleanup/removal tools/methods.

Checklist for installing Microsoft Security Essentials
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_start/check-list-for-installing-microsoft-security/bf757e6a-e320-4a67-92bc-767e6acb26c4

Ultimate list of uninstallers
http://uninstallers.blogspot.com/

Before uninstalling Advanced System Care consider reviewing and possibly restoring any changes it has made to the system.Backups should be available. After removing Iobit products I suggest using the clean up tool from the list of uninstallers.

BitRemover
http://www.t-tools.nl/bitremoveren.php

Also use Windows Live Safety Scanner as part of the cleanup.
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm?s_cid=sah

To assist in monitoring your computer for any changes made I recommend WinPatrol(free) It is also light on resources, has many useful functions and does not conflict running along with MSE.
http://www.winpatrol.com/

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