Do these two programs do the same thing? I have them both on and maybe I shouldn't.
Thanks so much,
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Only run 1 Anti Virus program.
See link and tell us what ad aware program is actually installed. There are several of them lets make sure we are on the same page.
I'm thinking it's this one Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition.
Here is a link that might be useful: ad_aware_free
It says Ad-Aware version 8.1.4
Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition is what I have.
That's a paid program if it's up to date and running ok I would keep it. You should uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials
Lavasoft Ad-Aware version 8.1.4
Â Complete Malware Protection, Including Anti-Virus and
Â Ad-Watch Live! Expert Real-time Protection
Â NEW! Genotype Detection Technology
Â NEW! Behavior-Based Heuristics Detection
Â NEW! Expert Level Rootkit Removal System
Â NEW! The Neutralizer Malware Removal Tool
Â NEW! Do Not Disturb Mode
Minimal Strain on System Resources
Â NEW! Download Guard for Internet Explorer
Â Toolbox Including Process Watch, AutoStart Manager, Hosts File
Editor, and ThreatWork
Â Customizable Profile Scans
Â Network Drive Scanning
Â Automatic Pulse Updates & Free Technical Support
Running more the 1 Anti virus program can cause slow downs, crashes.
See link for uninstalling Microsoft Security Essentials.
Here is a link that might be useful: Uninstall_Microsoft_Security_Essentials
AdAware was once the flagship of the malware detection industry. Through time and competition it has become nothing more than a shadow of its prior self. AA should be onlyconsidered a support detection application. Spybot is another. Technology and the sophistication of malware now requires powerful applications like MWB and SAS as front line detection.
ok sorry about all that then, please disregard the last post.
You can keep Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition then with out issue.