Spyware and a-squared

  BigRik 18:54 21 Jul 2005

Hi people.

Could anyone please tell me 1)how many anti-spyware apps the average pc should have? I currently use 2 and have been advised not to use any more as they could all start conflicting with each other and 2)does the a-squared program essentially do the same job as the McAfee AVERT Stinger, which I already occasionally use?

If not, any opinions on which of the 2 (a-squared or AVERT) anyone finds most effective would be great.

Thanks all.

  VoG II 18:57 21 Jul 2005

The general rule is: only one anti-virus but as many anti-spyware as you like.

a² will deal with a lot more types of infections than Stinger - it is particularly good at finding and removing trojans.

I would advise that you get (at least) AntiSpyware click here as well.

  stalion 18:59 21 Jul 2005

you can safely use two or three anti-spyware programs should not be a problem A2 is a necessity and microsoft anti-spyware is worth having.Stinger looks for different malaware to A2 and other spyware programs.Another good addition if you do not have it is spywareblaster.
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