ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware + Windows Defender

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  1. wobble987

    wobble987 Notebook Virtuoso

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    i currently using windows vista business 32-bit on one of my laptop.

    it has:

    - ZoneAlarm Security Suite v7 (vista only version) (Firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware)
    - Spyware Blaster
    - SpyBot Search & Destroy

    and windows supplied:

    Windows Defender (anti spyware)

    would enabling both Windows Defender and ZoneAlarm's own AntiSpyware be not a good idea?
    should i disable one or more of these software?

    thanks for the help
     
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    Saisei Notebook Deity

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    Windows defender is terrible...Get rid of it. Also you are using to many kinds of AV. I was told that to many AV programs can conflict with eachother.
     
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    Baserk Notebook user

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    Besides resource usage I don't see a problem in enabling both.
    And not much of an advantage either if you run a basic WD.
    Using 1 AV and a couple of antispyware programs is OK.
    I'd keep SpywareBlaster and ditch Spybot.
    Use Defender only when using the Advanced Membership/real-time protection&notify option (tools>microsoft spynet)
    And perhaps use a program like MBAM or SAS for weekly scans.
     
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