Can i use AVG, Ad-Aware, and Spybot Search and Destroy on the same computer?

i have AVG free which is great and ad-aware which is nice too and now can i download spybot search and destroy as well or is it not compatible? by the way ad-aware gets rid of adware, AVG is antivirus, spybot gets rid of spyware, what gets rid of malware??? and there are only spyware, adware, and malware right? thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    AVG, Ad-Aware and Spybot can be installed together with no problem between them. That's a good security combination if you also include a Firewall.


    Any malicious computer software that interferes with normal computer functions it's a malware (MALicious softWARE).

    Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, and spyware.

    • Virus is a program which has infected some executable software and which causes that software, when run, to spread the virus to other executable software.

    • Worms is a program which actively transmits itself over a network to infect other computers. The difference between a virus and a worm is that a virus requires user intervention to spread, whereas a worm spreads automatically.

    • Trojan is a program disguised as something innocuous or desirable, and the user may be tempted to install it without knowing what it does.

    • Spyware which sends information about you and your computer to somebody else.

    Other types of undesired programs:

    • Adware is any software which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertisements to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used.

    • Hijackers it takes control of various parts of your web browser, including your home page, search pages, and search bar

    • Dialers are programs that set up your modem connection to connect to a 1-900 number and you must pay.

    • Rootkits are programs that are designed to mask the function of trojans and spyware.

    • Key loggers: capture and record the user keystrokes and mouse operation

    • And others.

    There are other programs that can detect dialers, rootkits, keyloggers, check for recommendations.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would go with AVG, Spybot and Malewarebytes. And maybe try SuperAntiSpyware. I am not a big fan of Adaware. Another thing, make sure you update them on a regular basis and so some scans with them every so often.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Check out for a good malware removal tool. And yes, you can run all of the program you've listed on the same computer.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Need more details

  • 1 decade ago

    go to and the downloads section.

    Hope this helps

    Source(s): cnet
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