McAfee vs. AdAware and Spybot

HP Pavilion a1113w
February 2, 2008 at 07:16:35
Specs: MS Windows XP Home SP2, P4 2.93GHz/504RAM

I used to run Spybot and AdAware regularly, but then my McAfee virus program stopped working. McAfee told me that they are incompatible with their system and I would have to uninstall them. This was several months ago.

I miss scanning my system for spyware, and am concerned that it is building up. Can I just download these programs, scan and quickly uninstall when it is done? Will this mess up my anti-virus? It was a huge deal to get it back and I don't want to go through that again.

Also, is this legitimate, or is McAfee just trying to get me to buy their spyware program?

Vicky


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#1
February 2, 2008 at 07:26:37

is this legitimate, or is McAfee just trying to get me to buy their spyware program?

The latter. Dump McAfee and get AVG or Avast. They're free.


i_Xp/VistaUser


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#2
February 2, 2008 at 07:46:37

Do they work as well as the programs that you buy?

Vicky


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#3
February 2, 2008 at 08:36:03

McAfee is worse than nothing at all.

I use NOD32. It's a paid program, but I've never had a problem with it.

Avast or AVG are better in the long run than McAfee.

Go back to running Spybot and AdAware and dump McAfee and remove it completely from your system.

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#4
February 2, 2008 at 08:55:04

Do they work as well as the programs that you buy?

Yes they work and they are completely free - nothing to buy.

Trust me - Nod32, AVG, Avast will not tell you that you have to do without Spybot S$D & Adaware. Only McAfee & Symantec does it - they dislike working side by side with their competitors.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#5
February 2, 2008 at 09:09:55

Having two anti-virus pragrams usually causes a conflict between them and sees each other as I virus so I would use only one program. I use Kaspersky and it does very well for me and has the fastest updates of all other anti-virus programs as to date. It covers all the needed protection you will need for adware ect.

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#6
February 2, 2008 at 10:52:12

How do I choose which one to get---and where do I get it?

Vicky


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#7
February 2, 2008 at 15:28:52

Kaspersky you can get at bestbuy, walmart ect.

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#8
February 2, 2008 at 18:23:10

what was said above about FREE.....and so long as you use the following products for your own personal use at home and not commercialy then try...

Comodo Firewall FREE no catches
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo....

AVG Anti-Virus FREE fer life with no catches
http://www.grisoft.com/doc/download...
QUOTE AVG: "AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is for private, non-commercial, single home computer use only. Use of AVG Free within any organization or for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited."

AVG Anti-Spyware FREE with no catches FOR ONE MONTH TRIAL only
http://www4.grisoft.com/doc/downloa...

very well worth a look at (*nodding here*)

EDIT: as DVB mentioned, Kaspersky securities is worth a look at too (Trials)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQuJnnQuPWM&mode=user&search=

Rob, Central Coast
NSW Australia


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#9
February 3, 2008 at 04:11:18

you might wanna have a gander at spywarewarrior.com

recommended Anti-Spyware programs >>>> http://spywarewarrior.com/asw-featu...
......and read the recommendations below the tables.

Here is an Anti-Spyware Program "rogue/suspect" list at spywarewarrior.com >>>> http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue...

hope this helps....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQuJnnQuPWM&mode=user&search=

Rob, Central Coast
NSW Australia


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#10
February 4, 2008 at 06:03:03

I highly suggest these programs:

AVG Free
Windows Defender
Comodo Firewall Pro
Spyware Terminator


They can be downloaded from my website.


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#11
February 4, 2008 at 15:09:46

here...
Comodo f/w
AVG FREE
Win Defender
SpywareBlaster(JavaCool)
Spybot S&D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQuJnnQuPWM&mode=user&search=

Rob, Central Coast
NSW Australia


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