of un-biased opinion, as you know. I'm currently using the new Spybot 1.6 which is working as I expect it to (far,far better than 1.52)along
with AAW SE (old) being manually updated & there's no problem w/ these two. I'm still hesitating on going to newer AAW.
In Spybot 1.6, you can get rid of the back-ups by clicking "Recovery" and selecting to "Purge Selected Items". Just select all items first.
I would suggest perhaps doing S&D scan & IF items found wait a few days before purging, then do a AAW immediately after. Hopefully there should be nothing for AAW to find. I believe you could also de-select AAW's "scan within archives" but I suspect the former would be the safer bet in the long run.
I, like you, am very concerned with this " me,me,me & only me" trend in protectors that's abounding now. Unfortunately (or not) as these programs become less specialist & more encompassing they will likely step on each other's toes. I have this sneaking suspicion that it doesn't HAVE to be this way (they played fine together for a decade)
BUT in SOME cases this is also being driven by increasing greed or from fear that if they don't eat others to get bigger, they'll get eaten (see Symantec's & MS's history of devouring competitors). Often done just to get them out of the market.
Since you use IE, IF I had to give up one or the other, I give up Adaware since it's the one creating the conflict & Spybot has always wanted to co-operate & does still today. It has it's Immunize & SD Bad Download blocker(BHO)& (lockable)hosts file & Home & Start pages to give some protection for IE as well as some other browsers. S&D has engendered my highest trust level far beyond any other software(s) so far. Not the biggest, nor the most extensive BUT truly on your side!
I'm recalling how S&D & AAW ,when both faced with legal threats by bad actors to get themselves de-listed from scans, had 2 different methods. AAW simply dropped the extortionists from scan without notice to clients(our profits are now safe...screw you users!).
Spybot excluded them from default scan by listing them w/ an "ignore" check mark that the user/client could remove at his(our) sole option in order to return the item to scan for removal. Thereby covering themselves & allowing us the option of protecting ourselves as it should be. Between the 2, THAT was THE defining moment for me.
Having seen how new versions are often incompatible with various machines causing severe problems, I reserve the right to decide What & When items/versions get on to my machines. Too often we're being used a Beta version 2 mass guinea pigs to our detriment & expense. I also object most strenuously to the idea that "it's our software so we can us it to put anything we like on your machine!!".
Unfortunately AVG recent behavior seems like an earlier Symantec's isolationist climb up the ladder. See also "Trustworthy Computing" below).JMHO.
There is another consideration, going on in the background, which many average users are probably not aware of which is this trend to
"Trustworthy Computing" where I suspect it'll end up with the declaration that :This software is safe(for us makers), therefore you are safe because we say so!!!! I am the God MS, I am the God Symantec, I am the God of Good Government, I am ...(fill in the blank). Enron & Contras anyone?? I don't & won't trust any of them that much, Thank you very much!! End of paranoid rant!
Opinions expressed are solely my own delusions & I don't expect others to necessarily follow BUT it works for me as I've never, in the 7+ years since getting it, had to re-install or repair install XP.
(where's some REAL wood to knock on??)! Enjoy!! Sandy.
Windows XP w/SP3 IE 7
Compac PresarioProcessor - 2.40 gigahertz
AMD Athlon64Memory - 1.37GB of Ram
200 GB hard drive
I use both Spybot S&D and also Lavasoft AdAware on my PC. Today when using AdAware, I did updates the normal and it updated a new version. It uninstalled the old one and then installed the new version automatically.
Tonight when running Spybot, a dialogue box popped up with the following:
If you have the AdAware option to scan inside archives enabled, AdAware may find files in the Spybot-S&D folder. Spybot-S&D does not contain any spyware, but it creates backups of everything you fix (until you remove those backups from the Recovery list), and AdAware complains about these backups. You can safely ignore these backups found by AdAware
So my question is -- it is still a good idea to use both of these programs as there are now incompatibilities with them? Seems like these software companies are becoming an incompatibility factory -- e.g., AVG8.0 incompatible with Spybot and Spyware blaster; and probably more than I'm aware of.
How do I remove backups from the Recovery List? Do I do that in Spybot?
I use CCleaner as well -- maybe I could do without Lavasoft ?? Any ideas out there please.