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Need Thorough Scan

by reinventyou-20752869572539915956799509582991 / October 26, 2008 12:01 AM PDT

I have Windows XP on a 80GB HD within Toshiba Satellite A105-S4002. My cable provider provided McAfee Security Suite. My speed is unusually slow. In the past I was able to run Housecall and Ewido. Ewido is now part a a larger package for purchase, but I was able to update and run version 4.0, which found a Trojan. Housecall is also part of Trend Micro Suite for purchase. MS One Step requires one to uninstall McAfee and Adaware, which I am not willing to do. I can use the trial Trend Micro Security Suite, which would require me to uninstall McAfee, which I can always reinstall as it is free. The only other extensive scan program out there I know of is hijack this. Besides Adaware, I have Spybot and Spyware Blaster. What other open source scanning tool is out there?

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Wasn't there an issue with Spybot and Mcafee?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2008 12:05 AM PDT
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Wasn't there an issue with Spybot and McAfee?

Trend Micro identifies Tea Timer, but does not say if it is good or bad under hijack this.

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Let me be clear.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2008 6:56 AM PDT

There ARE possible issues or CONFLICTS with TeaTimer and said product. Fix? Remove one, the other or both (your choice.)
Bob

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Maybe
by Bob__B / October 26, 2008 6:33 AM PDT
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Need Thorough Scan
by reinventyou-20752869572539915956799509582991 / October 27, 2008 10:42 AM PDT
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I bit the bullet yesterday, uninstalling McAfee, Spybot and Spyware Blaster. Then I installed Ewido, which found a Trojan even though I could not update to present version. Then I installed a trial version of the Trend Micro Suite. That found a few other things. Neither ran as long as McAfee does, but they slow down the computer. Now, I cannot get McAfee reinstalled. Their tech support worked on it the past two days. If not resolved, I will look for something open source.

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