BruceMyers48

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I built my self a pretty fast PC. AMD3800X2 2 gig memory and so on. I want to run two spyware programs at a time. Counter spy and Spyware doctor. I like both. Will this cause any problems with either programs. I know I will take a small hit on resources but I can handle it. Would recommend running one in the background at a time and using the other just for a scan? Bruce
 

pscowboy

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I would run both as inactive - scanners only. And, there will be no problem having them both.

Run them every day just before you shut down.
 

Jake_Barnes

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I disagree. As active and malicious as spyware is nowadays, I would have at least one active at all times I'm on the net. I use Spy Sweeper as a "scanner" , that is, I don't have it in the start up group - but keep it current.

I scan with all programs I have. And forchristsakes, add SpywareBlaster - it's passive and adds kill bits to the registry that blocks spyware ... and it's free.
 

crizazykid2

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DO NOT DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i ACCIDENTALLY did thi sonce with norton and mcafee. It was terrible. I had to reformat my hd...my computer was literally running at 1/1000th of the normal speed (no joking).
 

BruceMyers48

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I did run both counter spy and spy doctor for several days with no problems. I have reverted to running one and scanning with both. I see where you had a problem. I will not put Norton or Mcafee on my PC. Norton is so bad that when you remove it you have to have a priest come over to help get rid of it. Remove Norton and plan to spend hours cleaning what trash it left behind in the registry. I use PC-cillin and have used Panda both great products and not so intrusive. Thanks Bruce
 

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crizazy:

We're talking spyware stuff, and you're talking av.

I currently, counting personal & business machines that I oversee, have about 400 units all running two spyware apps with no problems.
 

crizazykid2

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ok, glad it worked for you, just telling my experience, I did not know if it would make a difference between antivirus and spyware both running at the same time/
 

Jake_Barnes

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DO NOT DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i ACCIDENTALLY did thi sonce with norton and mcafee. It was terrible. I had to reformat my hd...my computer was literally running at 1/1000th of the normal speed (no joking).

What exactly are you saying "do not do"? Utilize anti-spyware apps, or install Norton and/or McAfee? I'm confused. Someone said it above, we are discussing spyware, not AV programs. 8O