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  • Windows One care asking me to uninstall

    Ad-Aware 2007 and AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.

     

    I would prefer to keep both but want to red rid of red sheild. I would quit using windows one care before stopping to use these other 2 programs

    Tuesday, February 26, 2008 4:56 PM

Answers

  • See this thread regarding AdAware 2007 - 

    http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2745079&SiteID=2

     

    I'm pretty sure that there's another thread for AVG and OneCare conflicting, but I can't locate it at the moment.

     

    If you wish to continue to use the other two products, then I'd suggest removing OneCare and using a different product. Personally, I'd remove the other two as they are not needed. You can use any number of free scanners online, including the AVG scanner at http://www.ewido.net to back up OneCare as desired. It isn't worth the performance hit or potential for problems with multiple active protection products installed.

     

    That's my opinion, though, and you'll probably see in the thread above that I believe OneCare needs to provide more information about the conflicts in question and allow a user to ignore the warning if it is based on performance issues.

     

    -steve

     

    Tuesday, February 26, 2008 5:40 PM
    Moderator

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  • See this thread regarding AdAware 2007 - 

    http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2745079&SiteID=2

     

    I'm pretty sure that there's another thread for AVG and OneCare conflicting, but I can't locate it at the moment.

     

    If you wish to continue to use the other two products, then I'd suggest removing OneCare and using a different product. Personally, I'd remove the other two as they are not needed. You can use any number of free scanners online, including the AVG scanner at http://www.ewido.net to back up OneCare as desired. It isn't worth the performance hit or potential for problems with multiple active protection products installed.

     

    That's my opinion, though, and you'll probably see in the thread above that I believe OneCare needs to provide more information about the conflicts in question and allow a user to ignore the warning if it is based on performance issues.

     

    -steve

     

    Tuesday, February 26, 2008 5:40 PM
    Moderator
  • Steve has much more expertise than I have but I know enough to know he is right.

    OneCare gives you a properly monitored safety system including the essential firewall, updates and anrivirus/antispyware.

    You do not need anything else although I admit to doing occassional Norton on line scans

     

    If you really want the 'belt and braces' consider a cheap router which includes a hardware firewall.If you already have one make sure it is set up properly.

     

    You can save money by ditching OneCare and using the windows XP or Vista  firewall and free AVG and setting the updates to automatic.

     

    But Onecare is so convenient I would not consider this myself

     

    Tuesday, February 26, 2008 5:53 PM
  • I agree absolutely
    Sunday, March 2, 2008 1:21 PM