EWIDO/AD AWARE

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by carry, May 20, 2006.

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  1. carry

    carry Registered Member

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    Hi ,Just new in this forum,want to know which differ between ewido and ad-aware?Is it necessary to have the two on pc?
    THANKS -CARRY-
     
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    I have several anti-spyware programs ( ad-aware, spybot search and destroy, spyware blaster, winpatrol and ewido) in my computer but only one is setup for real time protection. Others are being used on demand just to give a second or third opinion. This group seems to be giving me good protection in addition to using common sense in visiting unknown websites.

    I would assume you are also using an anti-virus and a firewall.
     
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    Thank you for reply Rafael,of course I'm using an antivirus and a firewall too.So you mean to have more than one antispy is more secure even they do the same job ?
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    Ad-Aware is an anti-spyware. It is designed to detect and remove spyware.

    Ewido is an anti-trojan. It is designed to detect and remove trojans. It also can detect and remove spyware.

    It is perfectly acceptable and recommended to have more than 1 anti-spyware program on your system. No single program can detect or remove 100% of spyware. Having a "layered" setup is definitely better than a single app.

    HTH :)
     
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    Just an FYI (per webopedia.com)


    Spyware: Any software that covertly gathers user information through the user's Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising purposes. Once installed, the spyware monitors user activity on the Internet and transmits that information in the background to someone else. Spyware can also gather information about e-mail addresses and even passwords and credit card numbers.

    Trojan: A destructive program that masquerades as a benign application. Unlike viruses, Trojan horses do not replicate themselves but they can be just as destructive. One of the most insidious types of Trojan horse is a program that claims to rid your computer of viruses but instead introduces viruses onto your computer.
     
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    :) Thanks for enlightments ,Capp-!

    One more quest :when I download ewido from the site,do I turn off something or not?
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    My pleasure. :D

    You don't have to disable anything. If you just click on the free download, You will have real-time protection for a limited time. You can turn off the real-time protection and use it as just an on-demand scanner if you choose. This feature will not expire and you can use it freely.
     
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