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It would probably be better to wait for someone that has used both Prevx and Spyware Doctor because I have never used either but my situation is similiar. I DO use SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard plus I have the Realtime protection turned on with MSAS. I also use Spybot's host's file. I just tried a 14 day trial version of Ewido which is an excellent trojan scanner and also offers a Process Guard similiar to the others. I noticed immediately that it took longer for any of my regular programs to come with when I clicked on them but I stayed with it for the 2 weeks. Yesterday the trial was over and the Process Guard was disabled and everything works normal again. What I am saying is that it might be a trial and error procedure for you as it was for me, even though we are just trying different programs.
ACtually, that's how I discovered it myself
Except I was using A squared, not Ewido, as my trojan protection. I found that I couldn't also run Prevx so I disabled it until my free trial ran out. Then reenabled it today and was still running hot. Tben I disabled Spyware Doctor and things were immediately fine.
I use TDS-3 for trojans as my primary scanner. Since it's the free version it lacks resident protection against trojans. (It is a great scanner, however, better than Ewido, Trojan Hunter or A squared-- I've tried them all).
I am hoping Prevx can help serve that function. My understanding is that it will not ID specific trojans but would alert me to any trojan activity. I can then scan with TDS.
Maybe I am wrong on this. If so, someone please correct me. (FWIW I also am running WinPatrol in addition to the others and scan with Adaware and Spybot as well).
Actually I would be more
worried about the "getting hot" problem than anything else. All these scanners that we have mentioned are good. I use a-squared also but I didn't mention it because I have the free version so the guard is not activated. Ewido is the only one of the bunch that will remove qoologic and some of the other new trojans. I think the trojan scanners are like the spyware scanners in the way that there is NO one program that gets it all. I have been tempted to try WinPatrol and Prevx myself at one point but I have not as of yet. A lot of the things that I try, I do for test purposes so I can honestly answer someone when they ask a question about any or all of the above. LOL
TDS-3, TrojanHunter, The CleanerPro are ALL good IMO along with most of the others but I still feel that one will pick up what the other misses. It's a matter of finding the correct programs that play well together for your particular situation.
I am worried about it
My processor often spikes around 50% running all these protection programs and know that it shouldn't cuz it will shorten it's life, but I also don't care to be under protected. I know there are some utilities to help allocate processing more efficiently on Major Geeks. I posted in utilties forum for a recommendation.
I am not a computer tech but
maybe you should post the question about the heat in the PC Hardware forum and somebody might be able to recommend a way of putting an extra fan in the computer or some similiar suggestion.
I'll do that, thanx. I have a Radio Shack nearby, they probably have puter fans... I been watching my processor since your last post.. it is typically running at 16% with spikes over 30% regularly.. thats just too much.
Here is a link for
a really good free program that will list everything thing you can imagine about the hardware on your computer. You can also print out reports for either yourself or anybody that is going to work on it. It's called Everest Home Edition.
(NT) Tnx, looks similar to Belarc Advisor but I'll check it
This is much more detailed for
hardware than Belarc. I use BOTH myself, Belarc for software and Everest for hardware. They are set up differently. Everest actually has a program interface and BOTH programs are extremely helpful.
Think I can turn off Teatimer
There seems to be enough redundancy between Prevx, WinPatrol and SpyWare Blaster/Guard to maybe get rid of that and cool things down a little that way.
Anyone have a good reason why I shouldn't shut down Teatimer, is there anything I'll be open to? Currently running Prevx, WinPatrol, Spyware Guard, Spyware Blaster and TeaTimer.
I have never been infected
and I don't use TeaTimer myself. I use the hosts file and the SDHelper for IE in Spybot. I have never been infected with anything other than tracking cookies occasionally which are no big deal IMO. I use Ad-Aware and CCleaner to get rid of those.