Interference with Windows Defender?
Posted 25 May 2008 - 10:42 PM
For ages now (ever since Windows Defender came out) I have run AdAware (free version) which I think is a great product and Windows Defender on the same machine with no problems. Within the past 2 weeks, Defender has started giving me false (at least I hope they are false) alerts from within AdAware, firstly with 2007 and now with 2008.
To try and prove that it was the 2 programs interacting, I uninstalled 2007 and ran Defender with no alerts. I then installed 2008 and removed anything it didn't like until I got a clean scan (just shows it finds things that Defencder doesn't) and then ran Defender. Again I got about 8 hits, all prefaced with AdAware.
Has anyone else had this problem, or does anyone have any ideas. It may be that Defender has to go as I trust AdAware more.
P.S. I think 2008 continues the tradition of continuous improvement. Well done guys!
Posted 25 May 2008 - 11:28 PM
For spyware more than one program is ok, it is more than one antivirus that it creates a problem.
I have never once got a hit on a scan from defender. I have had it catch a couple a bad ones on its own.
Posted 27 May 2008 - 09:44 AM
Could you try "advanced scan" and then select the ad-aware folder away from the scan
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