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Spybot incompable with Ad-Aware?

Windows XP version 2002 SP2 home edition
AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+
1.53Ghz, 512 mb of RAM

Have Spybot 1.5.2 20, Ad-Aware 7.1.0 10 and AVG 8.0

Received following message when started Spybot.


Spybot - Search Destroy has detected that you have the following products installed. This may cause incompatibles; for more information, click Yes to visit our website, Ignore to no longer show this warning, or just Cancel

LavaSoft AdAware

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In reply to: Spybot incompable with Ad-Aware?

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.

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Just click "Ignore"

In reply to: Spybot incompable with Ad-Aware?

Just click "Ignore" so you will not have to see that "warning" from Spybot S&D again. When you click "Ignore", Spybot S&D and Ad-aware will run OK, when you need them.

That is a normal and usual warning from Spybot S&D (Note: other security tool also have this warning but not all).

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