AVG Anit- Spyware, Ad-Aware, or both?

By Chelsie
Feb 6, 2008
  1. I have AVG Anit-Spyware 7.5
    But not Ad-Aware.
    Do I need both? I feel like I remember someone saying that I only needed AVG.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524


    And actually neither, they usually take up system resource

    Use these programs when scanning for Spyware, then I usually remove them. It really depends on your browsing habbits.

    Mind you, to fully scan for Spyware and alike, you need lots of programs.
    That's why the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions
    was introduced
  3. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Yes, I agree with Kimsland, you don't need both, and don't use them constantly. AVG A-S takes up much of my system resources.
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Which fully goes against myself and "mopar man", but I suppose that's where personal choice comes in (and browsing habbits)
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Ad-aware free is no longer supported. It hasn't been for over a month.
  7. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    AdAware 2007 has a free version. There is also paid AdAware 2007 Pro and AdAware 2007 Plus.

    Please note that I stated AdAware 2007 Free, not just AdAware Free.

    As to the choices, yes, as long as we have choices, the world will remain free. When the choices go, most everything else follows closely.
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