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Windows 7: Questions on firewall and antivirus apps

17 May 2010   #11
FDM

Win 7
 
 
Questions on firewall and antivirus apps

Many thanks to all responders for the info/suggestions provided. Mea culpa on the multiple antivirus question - went back and revisited the security information and discovered that I had two antispyware apps running not two antivirus apps (only Avast is running) - Defender and Ad-Aware Ad Watch Live. I will discontinue one of them - any suggestions on which is more robust?

Mary


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17 May 2010   #12
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

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Many thanks to all responders for the info/suggestions provided. Mea culpa on the multiple antivirus question - went back and revisited the security information and discovered that I had two antispyware apps running not two antivirus apps (only Avast is running) - Defender and Ad-Aware Ad Watch Live. I will discontinue one of them - any suggestions on which is more robust?

Mary
IMO Avast + Windows Defender (both which u have) + Malwarebytes are a good mix.
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17 May 2010   #13
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FDM View Post
Many thanks to all responders for the info/suggestions provided. Mea culpa on the multiple antivirus question - went back and revisited the security information and discovered that I had two antispyware apps running not two antivirus apps (only Avast is running) - Defender and Ad-Aware Ad Watch Live. I will discontinue one of them - any suggestions on which is more robust?

Mary
Hi, Mary.

The only thing I can say about Ad-Aware is that I stopped using it over five years ago (and I used to be a member of Team Lavasoft and an Admin of the original AAW support forums).

You can run two antispyware applications. Since you already have Windows Defender, you could add Malwarebytes for occasional scanning.

It may have been mentioned previously, but you may also be interested in my favorite security software, WinPatrol which includes the features described at WinPatrol Features. It is a great system monitor.
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