Spyware, Viruses, & Security forum


Does AdAware do anything more?

by marla9 / September 15, 2012 8:20 AM PDT

Does AdAware do anything more than my Eset Smart Security already does? I don't want to clog up my computer with unnecessary programs, but do want to be safe.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Does AdAware do anything more?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Does AdAware do anything more?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
by pgc3 / September 15, 2012 9:01 AM PDT

Dump it, the less the better. Eset, the real one, should be sufficient. Stay away from the freebie items, typically those touting to fix everything, ESPECIALLY anything related to the registry, avoid like the plague!

Collapse -
by CascaLonginus / September 17, 2012 4:00 PM PDT

Anti-Spyware programs do detect/protect some of the things an AV program will miss. I do not suggest adaware however, it's old school, and not what it used to be. MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) is the program you should have. The pro version will protect you from a lot of things that can get past your AV program. I use Comodo internet security, MBAM pro, and the free version of SUPERAntiSpyware, for on demand scanning. I, and most people that know a little about computer security would agree. MBAM is only 25 dollars for a lifetime license, a good deal for the protection it provides. I would get rid of adaware, and get MBAM at a minimum, and if you don't mind manually updating, and running scans every now, and then, SUPERAntiSpyware is the other choice.

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!