Spybot Search&Destroy is an antivirus software?

I have Bitdefender Internet Security 2009 (antivirus), but i want to install Spybot Search&Destroy. So, if you have an antivirus software, can you install Spybot Search&Destroy?

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  • Ed G
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Why would you want to do that? Bitdefender is complete protection. Spybot tea timer could very well conflict with Bitdender's real time protection. Plus Spybot is weak, I'm just amazed that so many user still use it. The only thing worse than it's low detection rate, is it's lower removal rate. I haven't seen it do well in spyware removal test for at least 3 years. Most testing labs don't even test it anymore. Here's just one of the test's I've seen.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2261193,00.as...

    http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-adware-s...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Spybot Search&Destroy is an antivirus software?

    Spybot "IS NOT" an Anti-Virus program it's an Anti-Spyware/adware program. You can install it with Bitdefender and see if they play nice together. If they don't then try turning off tea timer on Spybot.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Uhmm no Bitdefender Internet Security 2009 is your anti virus but Spybot is like a a tool you can on my pc i have Avast! pro, SuperAntiSpyware, Spybot search&destroy and Spyware Blaster and none of them conflict with each other so it would be great to have more protection these days =]

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  • 1 decade ago

    Spybot - Search & Destroy is not an antivirus program. Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove a multitude of adware files and modules from your computer. Spybot also can clean program and Web-usage tracks from your system, which is especially useful if you share your computer. Modules chosen for removal can be sent directly to the included file shredder, ensuring complete elimination from your system. For advanced users, it allows you to fix Registry inconsistencies related to adware and to malicious program installations. The handy online-update feature ensures that Spybot always has the most current and complete listings of adware, dialers, and other uninvited system residents.

    Please visit on "http://download.cnet.com/Spybot-Search-amp-Destroy... to download and install the Spybot Search&Destroy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It depends. Some anti-viruses have software conflict, and some don't. It should be fine, since Spybot Search&Destroy is only a anti-spyware, but if you are experiencing difficulties you'll have to make a choice on which software to keep.

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  • 1 decade ago

    As Spybot is an anti-spyware program, it should work fine with your anti-virus program.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes it is and a very good one too, but before you install it i suggest you scan your computer first if you suspect your already infected Follow the instruction on the link below, its step by step howto using free tools to clean your computer of virus and spyware

    10 easy steps virus and spyware removal using free tools

    http://www.review-ninja.com/2008/08/10-easy-step-v...

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes you can have multiple spyware removers, but dont use more than 1 virus remover. spybot is an antispyware remover.

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