Ad-aware needed?

Intel / INTEL CORE2DUO E8400
December 9, 2008 at 01:14:07
Specs: Windows XP Pro, Intel Core2Duo 3G/2G

Q1. I have installed Norton Internet Security 2008, do I still need to install Ad-aware?

Q2. Does Norton Internet Security can auto-protect & scan for ad-ware& spyware?

Q3. Does Norton Internet Security have the important functions of Ad-ware?

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#1
December 9, 2008 at 16:54:33

sorry, I'm not a fan of Norton security as it really doesn't catch much and also is quite a resource hog.
All I use is Avast Free, Ccleaner Slim (Which runs on reboot to clean out all cookies and excess junk files,) Spyware Blaster, Spybot S&D (using the immunize feature)and Winpatrol. They are a great combination and keep things running good on all my PC's.

I personally don't use Adaware anymore, just the above which are all free for home use, goodluck

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#2
December 10, 2008 at 19:52:36

I agree with the above...BUT, I assume you just purchased Norton and installed it, so you will want to use it to justify your money...and that's fine...

Norton has the reputation of using lots of resources...it can slow your computer down, but it does get good marks for finding viruses and it's firewall is one of the better ones, in my opinion...

I think Ad-Aware was a pretty good program
5-6 years ago, but I really don;t think it has kept up with the wide variety of bad guys...

You gotta be a little careful mixing AV/AS programs with Norton...if you install another AV with Norton they will fight and lock up your computer...and this can be a real challange fixing it...

I suggest you keep what you have, keep your Micorsoft updates current and google for AVG Antispyware, the free version...That should run ok with Norton and give you another AS program...

Good luck



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