Can I (or should I) run SpywareGuard with my setup?

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by terrytturtle, Aug 2, 2004.

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  1. terrytturtle

    terrytturtle Registered Member

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    I read the rider thoughfully mentioned by Javacool re SpywareGuard being a work-in-progress and possible conflicts with other security software. Like many people I have now started running a raft of programs to fight viruses, trojans and scumware etc.

    I have used Nortons Internet Security; Ad-aware and Spybot S&D for some time. After recently being hit by some nasties I now have added Trojan Hunter (with its TrojanHunter Guard); HijackThis and of course SPYWAREBLASTER (which I liked that much I subscribed for the auto-updates). I run Windows XP Pro on a fairly new, performance system.

    I would like to install SpywareGuard. Two questions please which I ask because I am a newbie when it comes to the technical stuff:

    1. Anyone know of any reason why I should NOT install SpywareGuard given my existing setup? (E.g potential conflicts or I don't need it because I run TrojanGuard; and

    2. If it's ok or desirable to use SpywareGuard, are there any recommended options / preferences / configurations I should use for these programs to live harmoniously and work efficiently at what they do best?

    Any comments would be appreciated.
     
  2. dangitall

    dangitall Registered Member

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    Mornin', and welcome to Wilders!

    So far as I am aware, there should be no conflicts between SpywareGuard and any of the programs you mention. If you use IE then, by all means, install SpywareGuard and give it a shot.
     
  3. siliconman01

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    I am running SpywareGuard 2.2 with TrojanHunter V3.9, Spy Sweeper V3.0,
    AdAware6 Plus V6.181, NIS 2004, SpywareBlaster 3.2, Process Guard 2.0, HiJackThis V1.98.1, TDS-3, Port Explorer V1.8, and others.

    My OS is Windows XP-SP2-RC2 Build 2162, Home Edition.

    There are no conflicts with SpywareGuard 2.2 that I am aware of and it should work fine with your configuration.
     
  4. terrytturtle

    terrytturtle Registered Member

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    Dangitall: Thank you for the reply. Yes, I do use Internet Explorer. Given your comments and those of siliconmam01 I'll install SpywareGuard.
     
  5. terrytturtle

    terrytturtle Registered Member

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    Siliconman01. Thank you also for your comments. You sure run a heap of stuff. If you don't mind I may get back to you about TDS-3 to supplement TH. I like multi-layered protection but I'm advised TDS-3 is more for the computer-savvy (and I'm not) plus at 60 years-old I'm starting to 'resent' the time needed to install-configure-operate-update the various programs I've already got. I want to enjoy life, not be bound to the pc desk learning and running security programs because of scumware and viruses sent by idiotic wastes-of-space. Think/hope you know what I mean :).
     
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    Let us know if you have any problems, but I wouldn't be expecting any. Note: the latest set of updates for SG is 22Jan04. Given the way that SG works, frequent updates are unnecessary, so don't be concerned after you run the update.
     
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    terrytturtle Registered Member

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    Thanks Dangitall. From reading other posts I understand that SpywareGuard does not need frequent updates. If I do run into any problems, you guys will be the first I look to for help :)
     
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