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The protection rate adaware achieved in this test was 63 percent. There business machines for people on the road and students that need to take them to class. You may also... Without digging a little deeper, you may only be sctratching the surface of CounterSpy v2.5 abilities. http://internetpasswordpro.com/why-do/why-do-laptops-slow-down-over-time.html

The event log is full of strange errors too, like (recent sample): The system detected that network adapter \DEVICE\TCPIP_{4D1AC3F2-39E0-4C92-BFB0-787461B6558C} was connected to the network, and has initiated normal operation over the Feb 25, 2009 #21 kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524 Please uninstall Zone Alarm If this is all it is I'll kick myself Feb 26, 2009 #22 michele31415 TS Rookie Topic Starter You're welcome to use it as long as you like. Laptops have low capabilities to keep the heat they generate low so they'll run at all. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/how-much-anti-malware-is-too-much-254996/

Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: How much anti-malware is too much? So you need to improve it's performance without adding heat. TechSpot is a registered trademark. OK, I un-give up.

http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Home-Home-Office/CounterSpy/Documentation/ I have enjoyed chatting with you and hope to see you around CNET again! I ran it again just now (log attached). Fresh new look. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.

View All 6 Photos in Gallery During installation, you see the unusual option to install the product in Compatible mode, which means that all of its on-demand features are available but by morninglory / July 7, 2007 1:14 AM PDT In reply to: CounterSpy v2.5 will save your day... by Dango517 / February 13, 2008 2:03 PM PST In reply to: Compaq Presario 2580US Notebook PC I thought this thread had gone to the archives long ago. please Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Crucial.com by yungqb7 / February 8, 2008 4:58 AM PST In reply to: FireFox web browser Go the crucial.com and let them

Upon removing Ad-Aware and restarting my machine, it had 40 processes running at idle. Generally speaking antivirus programs don't play well together, so you should have both Norton and Mcaffee installed together -- they tell you this in their prodcut manuals. Additionally, as many will scan each others' files, if the option to exclude various files or processes is available for an application, I recommend delisting each of the anti-malware programs from I try & keep the resource hogs out of my pc and after 6 yrs.

If you become a fan you can upgrade to Plus here or at WinPatrol.com. Support AskWoody Shop on Amazon by clicking on our affiliate link. The incomplete blocking exhibited by adaware dragged its score down to 8.1. Maintain your computer on a regular frequent basis.

If you are worried about additional stuff accumulating, periodically run a cleanup program such as CCleaner to clear out temporary locations, cookies, and so on. If there's some other way I can send this, please let me know. The test configuration and the specific versions of the software are listed after the graphs. * Malwarebytes uses more than twice as much memory during scans than Ad-Aware Free. * Microsoft This "eye" for the good ones will come with experience.Laptop coolers:http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9700201-1.htmlHow to clean your laptop:http://youtube.com/watch?v=EWwejCKVGOY Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - FireFox web browser by candy2012 / February 8,

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Thank you, Micaman by morninglory / July 8, 2007 7:33 AM PDT In reply to: CounterSpy v2.5 is built for today... It also has a handy Uninstall tool and one for programs that start with Windows, essentially a shortcut to msconfig.) It is regularly updated by the authors.]Finally, if you know someone I've been using Firefox there (3.0.6). this content A more thorough scan will of course take longer.As Don has pointed out, using more than one won't make your system any safer actually.

And malwarebytes still BSOD's before completion when run in normal Windows. The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. If that's all your concerned about you sound pretty well protected.

it also offers anti-spyware protection (and another version has antivirus) but it is most effective as a firewall and the other features canbe turned off in favor of programs that handle

In those four tests, adaware took two Advanced+ ratings, one Advanced, and one Standard. Ad-Aware Free Internet Security Version 8.3 Avast! The COM+ Event System service terminated unexpectedly. I run Symantec AV Coroprate version 10.1 and Windows Defender.

Although I have been hit by a few things over the years nothing made it through. Feb 23, 2009 #3 kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524 Avira is advised to keep, I even use it The 8-Step process (linked above) is your next step Highly likely Virus\Malware infection Actually You noted you like using free AVG in your comment. I like the ability to access things like my hosts file and have complete control over it (I don't think the other antispyware programs will let you contol this). #3) Spywareblaster

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