What’s the difference between an antivirus, an adaware and a spyware?

by on June 1, 2012

Can my antivirus locate and clean my PC of spywares?

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raz_cool June 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Antivirus- Is a software for the prevention of viruses Ad Aware- Is a software to prevent spywares Spyware- are computer programs implanted in your computer as a data mining software.

Can antivirus locate and clean my PC of spywares? Depends on what Antivirus you have. Personally I recommend Norton, but its quite costly. AVG is a good antivirus, and its free (see website below). If you have antivirus, you don’t need anything else usually. And MAKE SURE you have only ONE antivirus so that there won’t be any conflicts in your computer, which can arise if you have MORE THAN ONE antivirus installed.

Azn2Newbie June 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Antivirus- Is a software for the that detects and deletes viruses Ad Aware- Is a software to that deletes spyware and other malware Spyware- are computer programs or bug implanted in your computer that spies on what you do on your computer and the internet.

Yes And No, An Anti-Virus Can Detect And Delete Spyware And It Can’t because different anti-viruses are made differently. For example if you use norton you can detect spyware because its made for it. If you use AVG it cannot because its limited and only detect viruses.

If you use AVG Anti-Virus Free, you should use the AVG Anti-Spyware, The First 30 You get all its features, after the trial its free, but the resident shield (used to detect and block spyware) is disabled and therefore you hav to scan yourself.

Here’s the links

AVG Anti-Virus:
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/downloads-products/us/frt/0?prd=aff

AVG Anti-Spyware:
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/downloads-products/us/frt/0?prd=asf
Click on the exe file then run or save then install :)

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