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Windows 7: Too many anti's on my pc? Help please

14 Jun 2010   #1

Too many anti's on my pc? Help please

I HAVE WINDOWS 7, 32BIT, Its been running SLOOOOOOW, I think Have TOO many ANTi-spyware, ANIT-VIRUS programs on my PC and Advice? links? please help

Microsoft Essentials
Spyware Doctor
SyperAntiSpyware Free Edition

which one should I keep? or are they all crap? HELP lol

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14 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Yes... you have already diagnosed your own problem! too many Antiviruses!

Uninstall all but one Realtime Virus Scanner. I can see why its going slow, every single one of those is checking what you are doing before it will let it run. Add into that they can each only do it one at a time and you end up with a slow system. Your AV's are fighting each other. Personally I'd get rid of everything except MSE but thats down to you which one to keep

oh and CCleaner isn't an antivirus, you can keep that on there without impacting performance
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14 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

I agree with Martin. Uninstall all but one. My personal preference is MSE, but others' opinions will vary.

Here is a list of uninstallers for you to use: AV Uninstallers
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14 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You can keep SuperAntiSpyware on there as well if you want. The free edition doesn't have any real time protection, that might be slowing you down. The free is only used as a manual scanner, when you want to do a manual scan. Wouldn't be impacting normal operating performance. .
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14 Jun 2010   #5


WOW thank You all for your help!!!! I'll keep MSE and Super ANTI FREE!!!
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14 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

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14 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1


You could also take a look at this tutorial, and maybe get some ideas of what might help with your performance further. If you do decide to implement anything from it; read carefully, and choose wisely.

Optimize Windows 7
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