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MSE+Panda Cloud Antivirus + Ad Aware Pro= Too Much?

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I have MSE, Panda Cloud and Ad aware pro all installed on my laptop and I'm just wondering if they would conflict with each other. I received free licenses for panda and ad aware so I thought I'd give them a try. Should I keep all three or delete 1/2? Just trying to keep my laptop speedy and don't wan't to slow it down with too much junk I don't need. It's not really at risk for too much as I'm careful with downloads and such.
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Yes, MSE and Panda Cloud can conflict with each other. Just keep MSE and Ad Aware Pro and you'll be set.
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
Yes, MSE and Panda Cloud can conflict with each other. Just keep MSE and Ad Aware Pro and you'll be set.
This!

Otherwise it would be like using two or more umbrellas in the rain at the same time.
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This!

Otherwise it would be like using two or more umbrellas in the rain at the same time.
Worse. It would be as if the umbrellas were jealous at each other and attacked with their vicious spidery metalwork.
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post #5 of 11
Remove Panda Cloud and Ad-Aware, keep MSE and download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (replace Ad-Aware).

The latest Ad-aware also have antivirus component which may conflict with your antivirus
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Remove Panda Cloud and Ad-Aware, keep MSE and download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (replace Ad-Aware).

The latest Ad-aware also have antivirus component which may conflict with your antivirus
This is the setup I use, MSE and MBAM. It covers all bases, and does not take up too much memory.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by CiX View Post
Remove Panda Cloud and Ad-Aware, keep MSE and download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (replace Ad-Aware).

The latest Ad-aware also have antivirus component which may conflict with your antivirus
I agree with replacing Ad-Aware. I feel that MbAM is a better program.
The hard choice will be to determine if you want to keep MSE or Panda Cloud. I do believe that both are good in their own ways. Both are pretty lightweight, scan at a decent speed, and both have pretty good detection rates.

MSE Pros:
Integrates into Windows very well
Made by Microsoft
Daily Updates


MSE Cons:
The detection rate isn't the highest out there
It's made by Microsoft I kid I kid
Slow at removing badware / hard time removing


Panda Cloud Pros:
Lightweight
Free
Virus Definitions are always up to date
Pretty good detection rate

Cons:
Doesn't integrate into the OS as deeply
Needs an active internet connection to fully protect your computer
UI is a little funky
Isn't as good at removing badware as MSE

Both offer a very similar feature set other then their own advantages over the other. IMO it's sort of a coin toss. Look at how much resources each is using on your machine, which UI you like better, and which exclusive features you like better.
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post #8 of 11
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Alright thanks for the responses! I'll have to play around with mse and panda and figure out which one I prefer.

Regarding Ad-Aware pro... I was reading this article from pcmag.com (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372369,00.asp) and they ranked it as one of the best protection programs of 2011, thoughts? I currently use Mbytes on my desktop and it seems to work well. Is there much difference between AA and Mbytes or is it more of a personal preference?
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post #9 of 11
I've used Ad-aware for years. Have always considered them up there with Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D. Even though it uses alot of resources, it's pretty effective. A few times it has found things that went undetected by Malwarebytes and Spybot. I would just stick to using it for the occasional scan, not as a constant background process next to your AV. Also, the free version is just as effective as the paid version.
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post #10 of 11
Only one real-time scanner at a time.
MSE + MBAM + Common sense = profit
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