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Kudos0

Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

Hello, I am a new member in Norton Community forum and I've found really good information about problems or other matters.

I would like to install Spybot - Search & Destroy, but my concern is that if Norton Internet Security 2008 will have any conflict with Spybot?

And something else, which is personal, what anti-spyware do you use to protect youself from keyloggers, spies, bots, etc?

Because, NIS 2008 only offers antivirus and firewall, right?

That's all I'd like to know, if you have the time to answer. :)

Be safe.

- Dovblink2.

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Kudos0

Re: Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

Hi Dovblink2,

NIS 2008 does not have a conflict with Spybot. However I do not have the Spybot "resident" feature running which provides realtime protection; I use Spybot only in the passive mode. I use it from time to time just to double check things. I cannot say with certainty that you would be conflict free if Spybot realtime resident protection was running - I just don't know.

NIS 2008 most definitely has an anti-spyware / anti-malware component and I rely upon that for realtime protection.

Another program which I use to check things once in a while is the FREE version of Malwarebytes. Again I use this program only in the passive mode, turning it on only when I want to run a scan. I do not have it running in the background.

I can tell you that when I do double check my system, I have never had another anti-spyware come up with any risks that NIS 2008 missed - with the exception of maybe a tracking cookie or two - no big deal, that's only a matter of minor definition differences.

Hope that helps.

Best Wishes,

Phil

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

I guess it would work but I wouldn't advice it. On demand solutions like Malwarebytes and Superantispyware are less likely to have bugs with Norton
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

Heck, if NAV2008 has anti-spyware and anti-malware, I'm sure NIS 2008 does
Kudos0

Re: Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

I just got Malwarebytes, it's not bad, faster then Superantispyware. going to replace AVG antispyware with it. now that it's no longer being made. as for Spybot and Search and destroy it works fine with Norton so long as you don't use the teatimer. plus if you use the Immunize button, it will add domains to your host file to protect you but norton security inspector will remove them.

Kudos0

Re: Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

Yep , teatimer is the bad guy withing Spybot. You really don't want to use that with Norton
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

I too am a new member in Norton Community forum which looks to be very useful.

I have used Norton ever since the days if Windows 3.1 and snail email and Spybot from when it first appeared. I hardly ever have problems with malicious attacks other than one or two that have been resolved easily.

Now having installed the first Norton update for N2008, I found that there was a serious conflict with Spybot which prevented N2008 starting up on re-booting.

The problem was resolved by removing Spybot from my (XP) system and still being 'safe' having noted that the spec. for N2008 includes Anti Virus, Firewall, Intrusion prevention, Anti-Spyware, Phishing protection and Email scanning.

Kudos0

Re: Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

Hi Greenly_Steel,

As Stu mentioned earlier it is the Resident / Tea Timer in Spybot that causes the issue because it runs in the background looking for startup and registry changes.

NIS 2008 will give you outstanding protection on its own.

If you feel as though you have lost a long-time friend, just install Spybot in passive mode - no Resident or Tea Timer. You can use it once in awhile to double check things, but by having NIS 2008 installed you'll probably find that it comes up empty or maybe just a tracking cookie here and there.

Welcome to the Forums!

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

I noticed with the last update to Spybot S&D, by default it now installs Teatimer, in the install. so you got to uncheck that or keep a eye out for that. anyway. you got to read every step carefully when you install that baby.. but they get along just fine with norton.

I am really really liking Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware, they are my main two guys now.  I run them once a week. don't let super Antispywares page scare you away from it. got nothing to lose but spyware....  I like that they don't install services that need to run 24/7 that it will just install and go away real nicely.,unlike a-squared Free and ad aware2007 did. new version fixed that I think.

Kudos0

Re: Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

Many thanks for welcoming me to the fora.

I will leave Spybot off for a while in view of the comprehensive facility N2008 provides.

I don't know yet it there are any issues with Adaware which I have used successfully for seeking out sneaky stuff. 

Kudos0

Re: Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

Personally I have dumped AdAware 2007 due to the fact that it lists every single cookie (even the useful ones) on my computer.

Past versions were better, but I really have no use for it now.  I guess it comes down to personal taste.

Norton has never let me down, so I don't have much use for a lot of other programs.

Best Wishes.

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

Hi All

I have updated to Adaware 2008 free version,its my back up but it runs slow when it starts up ie its picture/screen takes about 30sec's to become fully formed on my desktop,I have NIS2008,that wouldn't cause adaware to be slow would it?My ram is under 1gig (I know that's small but it suits me at the moment,cutting my teeth!!)would that make it a slow start up??I'm toying with the idea of just running with NIS but as I'm reading its good to have a double check in place.any opinions on this.

Cheers Mo

Cheers Mo Windows 7 64 bit, NIS2013
Kudos0

Re: Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

a-squared Free lists Community.norton as a bad cookie...

Norton, seems to pick up Go.com as a bad cookie, I get that one from amazon.com and abc.com everytime.

I got adaware2008 don't use it much anymore.

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Message Edited by Allen_K on 09-08-2008 07:06 PMgoing to see if I can get that fixed, so Nortons not such a bad cookie after all. heheMessage Edited by jarrycanada on 09-08-2008 05:10 PM
Kudos0

Re: Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

Folks,

 

IMHO, you really don't need to be downloading and installing all of these extra detection programs. Some of them can be dangerous and actually place malware on your system.

 

Let NIS do its job as it does it quite well. 

 

If you want to keep one or two extra malware programs on your system just to double check once in a while that should be okay; just be careful in what you choose.  Look at the program jarrycanada just posted: a Norton Community cookie shows up - so how reliable do you think that program is? Out of 141 cookies, it chose to alert you to a Norton Community cookie - pretty good programming on their part!

 

And remember, the more such programs you place on your system, the more you may run into a conflict with NIS and the longer it will take Norton to run a full scan - more bytes - more to scan!

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

But they all do that phil was the point. they all pick on each others cookies and say they are bad, Norton does that., a-squared  was one of  maxmumpcs top picks some time ago. It's not a bad program. but your right you should really just pick two spyware programs and leave it at that. 

Kudos0

Re: Norton has conflicts with Spybot search and destroy?

Hi Phil_D

The only reason I have adaware as my brother recommended it and he's in the tech business,so I have only followed his advice.I 'm now taking steps into this area and ,I suppose testing the water in making my own decisions for my pc.So I"m asking the questons so I can make an informed decision which is hard due to my lack of knowledge of computers and their innermost working.Now I have found Norton to be easy to use although it does have its challenges for the uninitiated,where as I recently looked at lavasofts forum site and it looked like chaos to a novice that is off putting!I hate the download process so don't worry  I'm not into downloading stuff rashly.So what you are saying is Norton on its own covers what adaware looks for ?And I thank you to Jarrycanada for your input.

regards to all Mo

ps the cookie issue dos'nt bother me its the virus/spyware and all the rubbish I dont want ,That worries me!

Cheers Mo Windows 7 64 bit, NIS2013

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