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May I thank you for your generosity.

I will leave this thread open for a few days in case of misfortune.
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Phil,

Sent a small donation* to help you, so you can help others like me.....Thx

* got to watch and remember about the exchange rate.

PS- This was a very good job on your part considering that we were in total differnt time zones and each action and reply meant another day....except on the weekends.


I did encounter a problem with Windows Defender (attched)........should I download over again? I assume that this software works with my Earthlink protection? When I run I get this error: This Instl. pkg. is not supported by this processor type. Contact your product vendor.

Edited by Don Stewart, 26 August 2006 - 01:41 PM.

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Don

The many and varied error messages from Windows Defender never cease to amaze me. To be very honest with you, and hope I don't get sued, I wouldn't bother with it; there are better around.

Spyware Blaster in conjunction with the MVPS HOSTS will stop most. You then have the Earthlink stuff to go with it, which I really do feel is sufficient, and they should sit nicely together.

I would do a weekly scan with Ewido, remember to update each time, and that really should be enough. You can have other programmes too, but do not run them in real-time, they will conflict and cause real problems. I sometimes do an occasional scan with both Ad-Aware and Spybot.

I certainly do not recommend Earthlink security (antimalware) and Windows Defender; that sounds like a conflict waiting to happen.
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Whenyou say "real time" do yu mean run in "Safe Mode" or are you say don't run them at the same time?

PS- yes I'm new with this stuff!

Edited by Don Stewart, 26 August 2006 - 02:35 PM.

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Real-time refers to the process of protecting when the PC is on, i.e. running at all times. You can perhaps see that two programmes doing the same job would have major conflicts if they both see the same infetion at the same time and both try to reverse the process.

To make this clear, you should not have more than 1 antivirus programme running in real-time (always on guard and scanning incoming and outgoing), nor should you have more than 1 antimalware programme doing that either.

Antimalware programmes that do not scan, but provide a comparison list are OK with a real-time scanner.

I hope that clarifies.

Edited by Crustyoldbloke, 26 August 2006 - 05:50 PM.

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Phil,

Clarifies, thx and have a nice day!

Don

PS- just run both antimalware and then ewido and both found NOTHING! GREAT JOB on your part!

Edited by Don Stewart, 27 August 2006 - 11:25 AM.

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I occasionally get it right! :whistling:
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :whistling:

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