Will Norton be alright if i download Spybot search and destroy?

I want to have the Spybot to get rid of spyware and my norton internet security to get rid of trojans E.T.C so will the norton be alright with Spybot and if i wont to do a full system scan do i do the norton first then the spybot or visa versa or could i run them both at the same time?

i will choose BA! haha :)

Thanks for answering! x


and if u can do them at the same time. how do u do it?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Spybot is a bot program desgined to take over your computer and refer it to a bot herder.

    You must be talking about Spybot S&D. That minor program is not efficient at what it does and is a system resource hog. Norton is capable of doing what it can do, better and in more ways. Norton is 100 times the program Spybot is. If you want a fast computer, do not use Spybot. You will notice that it isn't even official, only made by some guy, not a company.

    If you must, you can install both of them together and running their scans simultaneously would have no negative result but a slower computer while scanning.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I want to have the Spybot to get rid of spyware and my norton internet security to get rid of trojans

    Your Norton program should already do this for you. Try free Malwarebytes or Superantispyware to remove spyware and Trojans if you feel Norton isn't up to the job. Spybot Search and Destroy has real time protection and may or may not conflict with Norton if it does then turn off Tea timer.

    Manually keep up to date.



  • Graham
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    You can have both Norton and Spybot running on the same computer at the same time, and they won't conflict with each other.

    However, I would not advise using either of these programs. If you have already purchased Norton, then you will need to use it now otherwise it will be a waste of money....but Norton as a program is not a very good overall security package. It has numerous problems with updates and uninstallation, and its detection rate is not worth having to live with its problems. If you are usinga trial, or as soon as your Norton runs out, I advise downloading a better, and free, anti-virus program.

    Avira Anti-Vir has won anti-virus program of the year. Its detection rates are excellent, and it is far supirior to Norton.


    Also, I would not advise downloading Spybot Search and Destory. It uses too much memory (CPU) for not enough protection. I advise downloading Ad-Aware Free instead. This program has a live-protection module that works much better than Spybots.


    Finally, you should download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, to use as a back-up cleaner to check your compute ris clean.


    It is always advised to have one main anti-virus program, as well as one or two ani-spyware/malware programs as well. These programs will protect you brilliantly, I assure you.

    Hope this helps

    Good luck

  • netto
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    specific I constantly use the two. in basic terms turn off TeaTimer once you install Spybot with the aid of fact Norton has something comparable yet extra desirable. you could shop real time protection on (IE Resident, i think that's suggested as) Norton's "TeaTimer" is AutoProtect and Intrusion Prevention (which has blocked a super many tension by skill of downloads for me) i'm speaking approximately 2009 version btw. uncertain approximately older variations.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago


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    funziona perfettamente!

    Un saluto

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