Spyware has some of the same issues virus software used to have when installing programs. SpyBot is one of my favorite antispyware programs, but it's definitely counterproductive to run spyware programs simultaneously. While it's understandable that you may need multiple programs to get full protection (I use both SpyBot and Ad-Aware), you'll probably need to take a more hands-on approach by unloading one program and running the other, then later in the week reversing the process, unloading and reloading as necessary.
By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
I've also started noticing on the forums that users are having problems with SpyBot turning off programs the user needs, like Active X and Flash. Your gripe, then, may solely be with SpyBot. If SpyBot is the only antispyware application you have running and it still thinks some of your customer's needed programs are spyware, you may need to run it in a reactive, manual mode only -- load it to run a scan, then unload it.
Dig Deeper on Threat management and prevention
Related Q&A from Russell Dean Vines
While some SMBs are not securing their mobile broadband, there is good reason to do so, even if a customer has only a small amount of data to protect. Continue Reading
A smurf attack can slow down a network to the point of shutting it down completely. Learn how to understand a full-scale smurf attack and how to ... Continue Reading
Streaming video and audio sites are frequently visited on both home computers and work computers. Learn about streaming video security risks and what... Continue Reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.