Ad Aware

By Chelsie
Sep 15, 2008
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  1. So I've probably asked this before but I cant remember. I have AVG 8.0, the new one but I was wondering if I still need Ad Aware then. The free program for that. Because AVG is supposed to scan and protect against Adware so do I need Ad Aware as well?
  2. SpiritWind

    SpiritWind Newcomer, in training Posts: 164

    Hi :

    You did NOT mention the SPECIFIC AVG 8 program you have !? Assuming it is
    the antiVIRUS ONLY, you should supplement that program with antiSPYWARE/
    antiTROJAN program(s), Ad-Aware being One of those . However, nowadays,
    Ad-Aware is NOT a top antispyware program ( I used to help out on their Support
    Forums ) and the recommended programs of this "type" are the FREE Version of
    "SUPERAntiSpyware" from www.superantispyware.com AND the "Free" Version of
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, best downloaded from
    www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php . Also advisable to use the FREE
    "SpywareBlaster" from www.javacoolsoftware.com . And for general "maintanence"
    use the FREE "ATF Cleaner", developed by antiSPYWARE Expert "ATribune" and
    available at his Site @ www.atribune.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=25 .
  3. tw0rld

    tw0rld TechSpot Maniac Posts: 609   +6

    I have both installed. Avg will not catch everything, so what it misses Ad-aware might catch.
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