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Ad-aware, Ad-watch, McAfee and Norton

Since the programs Ad-aware and Ad-watch are supposed to protect your computer against spyware programs, why anti-virus programs like McAfee and Norton detect some of their files as a threat ?

What are the best anti-spyware and anti-virus programs ?
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tedhill
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cheritonitCommented:
AdAware SE is, IMHO, the best spyware app.  

If Norton AntiVirus finds some of its files to be a threat, the only explanation I could offer you would be that the quarantine file (which you should delete anyway) contains a file that would also be picked up by Norton.  I have NEVER had any problems running AdAware and Norton side-by-side, in fact I do so at work in order to fix people's computers.
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blue_zeeCommented:

EE's top selection:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/Viruses/Q_20975384.html

Several Experts contributed, and are contributing, to this Solution.

Zee
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Lobo042399Commented:
Hi Tedhill,

Would you elaborate a bit more on the Question? I run not only NAV but also Norton Firewall and have never had any AdAware files causing trouble or false positives.

> Zee,

Cool going.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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tedhillAuthor Commented:
Oooops !   I would like to apologise to you all nice people.

I just found out that it was my mistake. I confused the word adware which is a program that spams advertising with ad-aware, a program that detects and erases it. Actually McAffe detected adware files not ad-aware files.

8^(
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tedhillAuthor Commented:
I meant "McAfee". I should drink some cofee.  ;^)
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Lobo042399Commented:
*L*  It happens to the best, Ted, no problem. Thanks for the points.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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