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Do you recommend if I download and use the above mentioned anti-spyware program with the following system:

Ram 448 megs
Pentium 2 Processor
400 mgz

Would this conflict with Spybot S&D. Do I remove Spybot S&D before downloading?

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I'd say it'd run fine on that machine (but I don't know the actual reccomended specs, so check them). And it shouldn't conflict with SB S&D, you can usually run two or more ant-spyware programs without issue, it's virus scanners and firewalls you have trouble with.
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why not try Ad-Aware?

microsoft defender is still a beta and is more likely to have bugs in it than Ad-Aware.

Ad-Aware will run on those specs.
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I used Ad-Aware on my old Windows 98SE, in attempts to remove some Malware problems about a year ago, but it caused problems with my Avast Anti-Virus program, but my old 98 only had bare-bones memory. I am still running Avast! on my Windows XP though.

The recommendations I got off Microsoft Web site, was :

300 mgz
64 megs ram
20 mets free hard drive space
Pentium III

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Oh, by the way, the reason I'm investigating this Beta business, is because I've been encountering difficulty updating Spybot( I keep getting "bad check-sum" messages after trying to update.) I always wondered what that means anyway?)

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Read THIS about the Spy Bot bad checksum update. If you can't get it to update, go ahead and download Microsoft Defender Beta.

Edited by emery, 27 May 2006 - 08:48 AM.

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As a registered Beta Tester with M$, I would recommend NOT running a Beta version of anything on your primary machine unless you know how to recover from any problems.

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Please see my posting re Download problem with Ad-Aware

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