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    Running two spyware programs

    I was using NAV 2004 and the subscription ran out. I'd heard good things about Trendmicro PC-cillan and purchased a download copy. What I ended up with is Trendmicro Internet Security 2006. So far I'm happy with it, although I have to get used to tweeking the darned thing.

    I have also been using CounterSpy v 1.5 and I like that program. So as not to interfere with CounterSpy, I turned off the "Real Time" spyware functions in Trend Internet Security.

    I'm well aware of the problems in running two anti-virus programs, but I've not seen much (make that "anything") on running two anti-spyware programs. I'm curious if anyone here has some thoughts on this question. Certainly it seems potentially problematic to have two utilities doing real time monitoring of the same thing.

    Thanks a lot for any thoughts. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: Running two spyware programs

    Hi Bob

    I think you will find that running at least 2 anti-spyware programs is commonly suggested.
    I, personally, run Spybot S&D (including the "Immunize" feature), Adaware and Spyware Blaster.
    A search in this forum should bring up more info and download links on these and others.

    Have a Great day!!!
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    Re: Running two spyware programs

    It is a good idea to run spyware scans with different applications regularly, since no single application manages to catch all nasties.
    Also, the protection offered by SpywareBlaster can be combined with other protection.
    But running realtime protection by multiple applications (such as SpyBot's TeaTimer, and the realtime protection by Microsoft Anti Spyware Beta) is more doubtful. And it is annoying when several applications ask you simultaneously whether you want to allow a registry change.

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    Re: Running two spyware programs

    I agree with Hans that running more than one real-time program performing the same function seems surely to be a problem. Like most others, I run my current spyware detection stuff end-to-end with the exception of Spyware Blaster.

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    Re: Running two spyware programs

    Thanks for the replys, guys. It's really appreciated.

    I'll leave my Trend real time spyware scanning off and let CounterSpy do that, for now. For the record, I have noticed that the two when doing their scans do seem to catch different spywares.

    Happy Holidays.

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