I am now a newbie on this site and need some information from you.
On 3rd Agust 2012 at 2:39pm (according to this forum) at 'statement' was posted (within a posting from J Canuck) as follows:
"We are currently investigating what it will take for us to build a version of Ad-Aware that will run as an on demand scanner that compliments rather than looks to replace your "first line of defense" like Norton etc."
Since the date is now 14th MARCH 2014, which is more than 18 months later, I would like to know what progress, if any at all, has been made with regard to the issue of users of Norton Internet Security (and other similar applications), wanting to be able to use another well known and trusted Anti Spyware application (AdAware) WITHOUT the inevitable antivirus application conflicts, alongside their Norton product.
As well as being a user of Norton Internet Security since 2003, I have also used multiple versions of AdAware alongside Norton, untill Lavasoft decided to add Antivirus functionality. Since then I have NOT used ANY anti spyware apps, (other than what is part of Norton Internet Security) because of application conflicts. I found that Spybot S&D stopped working properly at about that time as well.
Trying other apps like AVG (instead of Norton), alongside Spybot/AdAware/and others, also led to application conflicts and crashes.
These problems were apparent using Win XP H.E., and were apparent the last time I used them with Win Vista H.P.
Any advice you can offer will be very greatly received.