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by wanness / November 7, 2009 6:45 PM PST

I am running Win XP Pro, 80GHD, 1G ram. I have a variety of security programs running and I'm concerned that some may be redundant.
I am running AVG, (free version), Zone alarm, (free version), Microsoft security essentials, (free version), Registry Mechanic, (paid version).
I also run adaware, (free version), Spy-bot, search and destroy, (free version), windows defender. Any input will be greatly appreciated.

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You're right to be concerned.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2009 2:16 AM PST
In reply to: Redundancy

With overlapping RESIDENT protection you find that (as an example) Spybot's Teatimer notes a change, so does something else and then the other notices the other looking and the result is a slow machine.

I'd toss out Spybot for now.

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by wanness / November 8, 2009 2:38 AM PST

Thanks a lot Bob. I will do as you suggest.

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AVG and MSE will also conflict
by roddy32 / November 8, 2009 2:53 AM PST
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because they both have resident AV protection. ZoneAlarm COULD also conflict unless it is only the firewall that you have.

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