Why use multiple anti-virus applications?
In your article about Spybots and the Spybot virus you mentioned that it is unnecessary to run both the Ad Aware a Spybot search and Destroy applications on the same machine. I have found that wither application catches everything, so running both can ge a definite plus. WHat one misses the other catches.
This is similar to the issue of multiple anti-virus applications, a primary and a backup are always good security practice.
Redundancy IS your Friend
This question was answered on June 3, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.For years, removing ad-serving software (often called adware or spyware ) from your desktop has been the job of one product: Ad-aware by Lavasoft But there's a new game in town PepiMK Software's Spybot offers a wealth of useful features that, frankly, should send Lavasoft back to the drawing board Spybot delivers useful tools such as an e-mail list of opt-out addresses to stop unwanted solicitations and a file shredder to securely overwrite unwanted files deleted from your PC--all of which Ad-aware Standard Edition lacks Best of all, Spybot does it all for free For protection against ad-serving software, Trojan horses, and other means of tracking your surfing habits, get Spybot.
Spybot Search and Destroy is available only as a free 2.31MB download; there's no boxed version The program installs in a flash and automatically places an icon on your desktop for quick access.
Before starting, there's a legal disclaimer that says if you remove advertising robots (or spybots ) from your computer with Spybot, you may not be able to continue using the host program Chances are, if you download a freeware product, the end-user license agreement says that you agree to the advertising placed on your computer as a result Removing it with Spybot may make the freeware unusable Although the two products do basically the same thing, this disclaimer is missing from Ad-aware
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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 3, 2003