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AVG, Windows Defender, AdAware?

Posted: 11-08-2008, 03:08 PM
Hi, I have a general question about spyware sorts of infections.
I have AVG Internet Security full version, and I also run a scan frequently
with Windows defender. Both say they are looking for spyware, although the
AVG website doesn't seem to have any specific instructions for what to do if
you get one. Recently I somehow got a hijacking sort of infection, which
kept re-directing my homepage somewhre else. AVG & defender both said I was
clean. I downloaded a free version of AdAware, and after running that scan it
cleaned 2 of what it called major threats, and 30 or so not so major, and
after that the hijacking thing was gone.
So, do I need to have all 3 of these scans to keep safer?
Are these likely to conflict with each other?
Is AdAware a good choice? I asume it is safe, as I have seen it on this
forum sometimes as a recommendation, but had no need of it before now.
Any thoughts appreciated.
Amanda B

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