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Virus protection Do I need to take Adware off my computer in order to add a virus protection?

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The spyware parasites are voluntary nasty programs that get installed in your computer without your knowledge and causes unnecessary troubles. These run silent without the knowledge of the users. The symptoms of these are strange toolbars, changes system settings and also unwanted pop-ups and also your system runs slowly, then there are possibility for your computer is infected by the spyware. The spyware removal tool is the excellent choice to clean the spywares thoroughly from your system.

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I'm assuming you mean "AdAware". If so, the answer is: No, you don't have to but it's advisable. This is because the Kaspersky software performs pretty much the same function as AdAware (as well as its other functions). So if you had both of them running, you'd have two products doing the same thing which would impact the PC's performance to some extent. Having said that, if the PC is quick enough for you, having both of them won't do any harm.

So, you could

  • Turn off Kaspersky's adware-blocking function and keep AdAware installed
  • Just uninstall AdAware
  • Leave them both installed if it causes you no problems.
whichever you find works better for you.

You'll find folks who'll come down heavily in favour of one solution or the other but in reality, there's nothing much to choose between them.

Posted on May 28, 2008

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How do I delete deal4 me?


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It seems you have virus problem.

First let me say that it is a matter of great uncertainty. We try to do as much as we can and hope that the problem gets fixed.

There are 3 software I would request you to try. All have trial versions so no need to pay

- ESET (NOD32) for antivirus. Take Smartsuite.
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If these three cannot clean up your system, then you need an expert. Or reformat and start afresh.

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Dear these two terms are breifly explained below:

Adware - A program that generates popups on your computer or displays advertisements. It is important to note that not all adware programs are necessarily considered malware. There are many legitimate programs that are given for free that display ads in their programs in order to generate revenue. As long as this information is provided up front then they are generally not considered malware.

Backdoor - A program that allows a remote user to execute commands and tasks on your computer without your permission. These types of programs are typically used to launch attacks on other computers, distribute copyrighted software or media, or hack other computers.

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