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Windows 7: SuperAntiSpyware Question?

22 Jun 2010   #1
royal tyrant

Window's 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 
SuperAntiSpyware Question?

Hi, Ive just bought myself a License for the superantispyware Pro programme and have it running with avira premium, This is all i have running in way of security software with realtime protection, BUT windows 7 does not report that i have two antispyware programmes running?? I.E. Avira Premium and Superantispyware Pro?? Is this ok?


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22 Jun 2010   #2
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by royal tyrant View Post
Hi, Ive just bought myself a License for the superantispyware Pro programme and have it running with avira premium, This is all i have running in way of security software with realtime protection, BUT windows 7 does not report that i have two antispyware programmes running?? I.E. Avira Premium and Superantispyware Pro?? Is this ok?
No, remove/disable one the Anti Virus programs immediately, they can cause major problems if left running simultaneously and could leave you less protected than just having one.

If you are paranoid about security you should regularly run anti malware programs such as Malware Byte's Antimalware or even if you aren't paranoid it's still worth doing every once in a while.

Oli
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22 Jun 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is probably an overkill but I think you are OK. Avira is pretty good. I would use SAS for occasional scanning only. Why load up the system with too much constant background activities - Avira alone will do the job.
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22 Jun 2010   #4
royal tyrant

Window's 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Are you sure? I have only one antivirus which is avira premium and just bought the pro version of superantispyware, I thought this would be fine as its a spyware? So ive just wasted some cash on going pro on the superantispyware?
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22 Jun 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by royal tyrant View Post
Hi, Ive just bought myself a License for the superantispyware Pro programme and have it running with avira premium, This is all i have running in way of security software with realtime protection, BUT windows 7 does not report that i have two antispyware programmes running?? I.E. Avira Premium and Superantispyware Pro?? Is this ok?
No, remove/disable one the Anti Virus programs immediately, they can cause major problems if left running simultaneously and could leave you less protected than just having one.

If you are paranoid about security you should regularly run anti malware programs such as Malware Byte's Antimalware or even if you aren't paranoid it's still worth doing every once in a while.

Oli
osholt, I think he will be OK. SAS is not really a real time antivirus program. It is more of a scanner that acts at certain times. But I would not run them constantly together either - more of a resource question though.
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22 Jun 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by royal tyrant View Post
Are you sure? I have only one antivirus which is avira premium and just bought the pro version of superantispyware, I thought this would be fine as its a spyware? So ive just wasted some cash on going pro on the superantispyware?
It is a beautiful scanner. I would use it as such - but not as an add-on to Avira.
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22 Jun 2010   #7
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by royal tyrant View Post
Are you sure? I have only one antivirus which is avira premium and just bought the pro version of superantispyware, I thought this would be fine as its a spyware? So ive just wasted some cash on going pro on the superantispyware?
Not necessarily, but by the sounds of it you may well have.

The real time protection is what can cause problems when running simultaneously; is that the reason you bought the pro version, or was it for something else?

Oli
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22 Jun 2010   #8
royal tyrant

Window's 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Yes it was for the realtime protection, Im not overly paranoid when it comes to security as i know avira does well, Just thought it would be a great added level of security, I will disable the realtime protection on it, Many thanks for the replys, Its very much appreciated.
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22 Jun 2010   #9
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

You're welcome.

Oli
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22 Jun 2010   #10
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by royal tyrant View Post
Are you sure? I have only one antivirus which is avira premium and just bought the pro version of superantispyware, I thought this would be fine as its a spyware? So ive just wasted some cash on going pro on the superantispyware?

Hi royal tyrant,

I have arrived late to your thread.
No you haven't wasted your money with SAS Pro. It is a good program & is well respected. My advice is to continue to use it...... [It is an anti malware program.]

Suffice to say - I too run SuperAntiSpyware Pro with a paid Anti Virus Program.
Both run on my system happily together. SAS Real-Time protection is enabled.


Jan.
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