Confused - OneCare with ad-aware

Posted: 04-19-2007, 01:06 PM
Hi, I have a new computer and purchased One Care. I was told that is all I
need.

A friend sent me a ad-aware to download and said I should be using
additional sercurity downloads like ad-aware.

I'm new to all of this, do I need to run additional security checks? Is
ad-aware compatible. If so, it would have to be easy (ie. download and hit
run). If I'm required to turn stuff on & off, I'm just not that technical.

Any assistance would be appreciated. I haven't had any issues with One care
(that I know of).

thanks

Confused - OneCare with ad-aware


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StephenB
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Re: Confused - OneCare with ad-aware
Posted: 04-19-2007, 11:39 PM
Rosemarie <Rosemarie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Hi, I have a new computer and purchased One Care. I was told that is all I
>need.
>
>A friend sent me a ad-aware to download and said I should be using
>additional sercurity downloads like ad-aware.
>
>I'm new to all of this, do I need to run additional security checks? Is
>ad-aware compatible. If so, it would have to be easy (ie. download and hit
>run). If I'm required to turn stuff on & off, I'm just not that technical.
>
>Any assistance would be appreciated. I haven't had any issues with One care
>(that I know of).
>
>thanks
>
You can certainly run AdAware if you wish, but not the real time protection of
Ad-Watch, when using OneCare. Note that AdAware will warn of and remove tracking
cookies, which OneCare does not block or remove.
-steve
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Stephen Boots
MVP Windows Live
Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
sboots@mvps.org
Rosemarie
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Re: Confused - OneCare with ad-aware
Posted: 04-20-2007, 12:58 AM
thanks stephen B

So ad-aware is compatible? I just have to download to my program files and
run whenever I want to check for cookies?

I appreciate your assistance.

Rosemarie


"StephenB" wrote:
> Rosemarie <Rosemarie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >Hi, I have a new computer and purchased One Care. I was told that is all I
> >need.
> >
> >A friend sent me a ad-aware to download and said I should be using
> >additional sercurity downloads like ad-aware.
> >
> >I'm new to all of this, do I need to run additional security checks? Is
> >ad-aware compatible. If so, it would have to be easy (ie. download and hit
> >run). If I'm required to turn stuff on & off, I'm just not that technical.
> >
> >Any assistance would be appreciated. I haven't had any issues with One care
> >(that I know of).
> >
> >thanks
> >
> You can certainly run AdAware if you wish, but not the real time protection of
> Ad-Watch, when using OneCare. Note that AdAware will warn of and remove tracking
> cookies, which OneCare does not block or remove.
> -steve
> --
> Stephen Boots
> MVP Windows Live
> Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
> sboots@mvps.org
>
StephenB
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Re: Confused - OneCare with ad-aware
Posted: 04-20-2007, 09:07 AM
Yes, that is correct - and to check for things that may have been missed by
OneCare. No single anti-spyware package will find everything, so running the
Lavasoft's AdAware periodically, is fine.
-steve
Rosemarie <Rosemarie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>thanks stephen B
>
>So ad-aware is compatible? I just have to download to my program files and
>run whenever I want to check for cookies?
>
>I appreciate your assistance.
>
>Rosemarie
>
>
>"StephenB" wrote:
>
>> Rosemarie <Rosemarie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> >Hi, I have a new computer and purchased One Care. I was told that is all I
>> >need.
>> >
>> >A friend sent me a ad-aware to download and said I should be using
>> >additional sercurity downloads like ad-aware.
>> >
>> >I'm new to all of this, do I need to run additional security checks? Is
>> >ad-aware compatible. If so, it would have to be easy (ie. download and hit
>> >run). If I'm required to turn stuff on & off, I'm just not that technical.
>> >
>> >Any assistance would be appreciated. I haven't had any issues with One care
>> >(that I know of).
>> >
>> >thanks
>> >
>> You can certainly run AdAware if you wish, but not the real time protection of
>> Ad-Watch, when using OneCare. Note that AdAware will warn of and remove tracking
>> cookies, which OneCare does not block or remove.
>> -steve
>> --
>> Stephen Boots
>> MVP Windows Live
>> Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
>> sboots@mvps.org
>>
--
Stephen Boots
MVP Windows Live
Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
sboots@mvps.org
Rosemarie
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Re: Confused - OneCare with ad-aware
Posted: 04-20-2007, 05:00 PM
Many thanks for your assistance. I will do this now.

Rosemarie



"Rosemarie" wrote:
> thanks stephen B
>
> So ad-aware is compatible? I just have to download to my program files and
> run whenever I want to check for cookies?
>
> I appreciate your assistance.
>
> Rosemarie
>
>
> "StephenB" wrote:
>
> > Rosemarie <Rosemarie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >
> > >Hi, I have a new computer and purchased One Care. I was told that is all I
> > >need.
> > >
> > >A friend sent me a ad-aware to download and said I should be using
> > >additional sercurity downloads like ad-aware.
> > >
> > >I'm new to all of this, do I need to run additional security checks? Is
> > >ad-aware compatible. If so, it would have to be easy (ie. download and hit
> > >run). If I'm required to turn stuff on & off, I'm just not that technical.
> > >
> > >Any assistance would be appreciated. I haven't had any issues with One care
> > >(that I know of).
> > >
> > >thanks
> > >
> > You can certainly run AdAware if you wish, but not the real time protection of
> > Ad-Watch, when using OneCare. Note that AdAware will warn of and remove tracking
> > cookies, which OneCare does not block or remove.
> > -steve
> > --
> > Stephen Boots
> > MVP Windows Live
> > Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
> > sboots@mvps.org
> >
 
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