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Mandrake44
Level 7

Conflicting anti-spyware.

Will the anti-spyware programs like Adaware or Spybot Search & Destroy conflict with McAfee Virus Scan Plus program?
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vinod_r2
Level 11

RE: Conflicting anti-spyware.



yes it will conflict
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Riddlez
Level 7

RE: Conflicting anti-spyware.



I don't know about Spybot S&D, but I recall (long time ago, so I could be wrong) that McAfee won't even install if you have AdAware on your computer.

However, you MAY be able to install AdAware AFTER you have installed McAfee.

I'm not sure about conflicts, that often depends on how you configure/use the software.

Having said that, AdAware isn't a good antispyware application IMO.
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exbrit
Level 21

RE: Conflicting anti-spyware.

I've got Adaware 2008 (Adaware SE is the old application and should be replaced), SpywareBlaster and SuperAntispyware all working fine on both XP and Vista with McAfee.
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Mandrake44
Level 7

RE: Conflicting anti-spyware.

OK, I mentioned Adaware in the other forum that you helped me with and that I will probably will put it back on after I re-install McAfee.
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Jubo
Level 9

RE: Conflicting anti-spyware.

There's only a conflict with Spybot's TeaTimer function. Just turn that one off...
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