will spybot search and destroy conflict with windows defender, which is better??

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    I think they are both equal because they catch different things. I've had Trojans that SpyBot couldn't get rid of without damaging critical Windows files and Defender took care of it right away. I've also had other issues that Defender missed all together and SpyBot caught. The only issue I have with Defender is that is wants to run all the time, not just when you want to run it, and like so many TSR Microsoft products it's a huge resource hog.

  • 1 decade ago

    Spybot S&D is perfect. I had a friend that kept looking at crap he shouldn't and download infected files. Well it ended up that his computer was installing programs itself "Spyware & Adware" like Spy Sheriff and other fake programs and it would make all these stupid incons on his desktop that leads to internet sites to buy the program. Anyways, I used SpyBot and Lavasoft Adaware and it cleared it up 80% and the computer ran great. Still had some tough viruses and just ended up restoring it. So Spybot is my choice. Spybot has a real-time process monitor that "may" conflict other defenders.

  • 3 years ago

    that's usually a great prepare to have 2 separate anti-undercover agent ware courses. each application has it extremely is very own definitions as a fashion to hunt out undercover agent ware. One might %. up undercover agent ware that the different would not. As for utilizing those 2 with domicile windows Defender, i don't think of you will run into any project. i actual run Spybot, advert-conscious and Defender and have had no issues. do exactly not run all 3 on a similar time.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They work together just fine.

    I prefer Spybot because I know from years of use that it works very well. Whiel I have used windows defender and have not been imp[ressed at all.

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  • 1 decade ago

    adaware and spybot. Windows defender does not do a great job

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago


    Qua ho scaricato Spybot gratuitamente: http://j.mp/1lgg3rl

    Il link e il download funzionano alla perfezione!

    Un caro saluto

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i think they do,( both have real time protection, which could interfere with one another)

    i would go with spybot S&D between the two.

    but you should try spyware terminator


    free and really good.

  • 1 decade ago

    Both play nicely together on my computer. Look into standard virus protection too, I get Mcafee free from my school, but I hear avast works nice.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i use both they are compatable.but I also use adaware and Mcafee

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