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conflict of interest between software applications

I downloaded Advanced System Care which I like and then I downloaded Stopzilla, Stopzilla found 20 viruses and trojans and got rid of them, but I notice when I run advanced system care, as it is scanning the files I notice it is scanning trojans. So I wanna know how can that be, Stopzilla either didnt do its job or ASC is wrong. I have tried every other spyware application and Stopzilla is the only one that has picked them up. Any comments would be appreciated. Confused

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I would dump both of those

and use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware which are much better programs and don't have the bad reps the others do. I would not trust what either StopZilla or ASC says.

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Another opinion but.....

MsZarpy..

Another opinion but.. the same opinion!

Stopzilla has a checkered past. And a less than stellar reputation. Some have found it detects too many false positives. While other's experienced stability issues. Recently, a couple of members had problems uninstalling it.

As Roddy briefly alluded to, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware FREE Edition are both held in the highest regard. They are both excellent programs. Both offer free versions.

I (personally) feel ASC has too many drawbacks. Additionally, I would invite you to read a recent review by one of our moderators, who tested it. "Advanced SystemCare Free Review". Note where she concludes:

'Advanced SystemCare does not live up to its name and could, if used incautiously, cause more problems than it would fix. The automatic tasks that it performs are unacceptable because the program does not request permission from the user. The poor startup performance of the system is another point to note and to the program's suggestion that NOD32, WinPatrol and Outpost processes are questionable is another unacceptable aspect of Advanced SystemCare. Users who want this kind of system utlility would be well advised to look elsewhere.

I wish had a better report for you, but the above is the best I have to offer.

Carol

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Yeah I took Stopzilla out but when I restarted my computer and looked in the task manager I noticed it was still running and it would not stop when I tried to disable it. Blimmin annoying as I now dont know how to get rid of it, It uses alot of CPU usage as well. I went into the utility manager and stopped it that way. Shocked

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Is it gone??

MsZarpy..

I'm having a problem understanding whether Stopzilla is completely removed from your system. In one sentence, you wrote you didn't know how to get rid of it. Then followed with, "I went into the utility manager and stopped it that way". I PRESUME it's gone, after "ending the process " - Stopzilla.exe.

They used to install a toolbar. If they still do, is that gone?

IF you haven't been able to uninstall Stopzilla, try using the Revo Uninstaller. There's a free version available. It should remove any leftover files.

Another good utility is CCleaner. I use the "Slim Build" (at the bottom), which comes without the Yahoo Toolbar.

Carol

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I dont know if its gone, I only stopped the stopzilla scanner from working, I dont think it downloaded a toolbar as I didnt see one.

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MsZarpy..

I would think (and hope) you wish to remove the program, as opposed to only stopping it "from scanning".

Depending on your system, uninstall the program. If you're unable to remove it in its entirety, try one of the above referenced programs.

Best of luck..
Carol

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