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    can I use ad aware and windows defender together? What about spybot do I have to uninstall that too?
    and how do I uninstall spybot so all files are deleted?

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    What Ad-Aware product?
    1. Ad-Aware SE Personal
    2. Ad-Aware SE Plus
    3. Ad-Aware SE Professional

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    The uninstall of Spybot is covered here:

    My recommendation on how to completely uninstall Spybot-S&D 1.4, including any system registry entries or files that may have been altered while using various features of Spybot:
    • Go into Spybot > Immunize
      • Click "Undo" button (at the top)
      • Uncheck (if checked) the following:
        "Enable permanent blocking of bad addresses in Internet Explorer"
    • Go into Spybot > Mode > Advanced Mode > Tools > Resident
      • Uncheck (if checked) the following:
        Resident "TeaTimer" (Protection of over-all system settings) Active.
    • Go into Spybot > Mode > Advanced Mode > Tools > IE Tweaks.
      • Uncheck (if checked) any of the following "Miscellaneous locks":
        • Lock Hosts file read-only as protection against hijackers
        • Lock IE start page setting against user changes (current user)
        • Lock IE control panel against opening from within IE (current user)
    • Go into Spybot > Mode > Advanced Mode > Tools > Hosts file
      • Click the "Remove Spybot S&D hosts list" button (at the top)
    • Exit Spybot-S&D
    • Make sure that TeaTimer is not running by checking for the TeaTimer System Tray Icon. If the icon is there:
      • Right click Spybot's TeaTimer System Tray Icon > click Exit Spybot-S&D Resident. TeaTimer should close.
    • Go to Windows > Control panel > Add or Remove Programs > Locate "Spybot – Search & Destroy 1.4" > Remove.
    • Using Windows explorer, verified that the following folder has been delete. If not, delete it:
      • C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy
    • If you want to make sure that all the registry entries that Spybot-S&D added during installation are removed, there is a .reg file available on the safer-networking.org WEB site that can do that. See the following article:
    • Depending on the operating system, delete the following folder (please note that deleting the following folder will remove all logs and "Recovery" files that were created while using Spybot. You may want to delay the deletion of this folder until you are sure that you never want/need to use Spybot again):
      • Windows 95 or 98:
        C:\Windows\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy
      • Windows ME:
        C:\Windows\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy
      • Windows NT, 2000 or XP:
        C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy

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    Quote Originally Posted by md usa spybot fan View Post
    What Ad-Aware product?
    1. Ad-Aware SE Personal
    2. Ad-Aware SE Plus
    3. Ad-Aware SE Professional
    i use ad aware se personal!
    how can i uninstall spybot correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by olemm View Post
    i use ad aware se personal!
    how can i uninstall spybot correct?
    Sorry i did not see whole reply before asking!
    I mean when I search on "this computer" alle files, "spybot" there comes a lot of files. is there some that is not smart to delete?
    I can not find "application data" in xp?

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    If you use Ad-Aware SE Personal there is no conflict with either Windows Defender or Spybot Search & Destroy, so there is no reason to uninstall either Windows Defender or Spybot Search & Destroy.

    I use Ad-Aware SE Personal as well as Windows Defender and Spybot Search & Destroy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by md usa spybot fan View Post
    If you use Ad-Aware SE Personal there is no conflict with either Windows Defender or Spybot Search & Destroy, so there is no reason to uninstall either Windows Defender or Spybot Search & Destroy.

    I use Ad-Aware SE Personal as well as Windows Defender and Spybot Search & Destroy.
    Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal Ed and Spybot S&D can co-exist peacefully on my machines. For sure I do NOT run both of them at the same time (that can be disastrous)

    BTW - Windows Defender is only compatible with Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1 and Windows Vista. Windows 2000 support was dropped for Windows Defender so Win2k users cant use Windows Defender (ouch! )

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