Spyware protection

@Trace86 (5033)
United States
July 1, 2008 9:25pm CST
I just downloaded AVG 8.0 free and noticed that it has spyware protection included. http://free.avg.com/ww.download?prd=afe With my old virus scanner, it didn't include anti-spyware capability so I downloaded Windows Defender. Do I still need to keep it or can I delete it to free up some space? I do have room to keep it if the consensus is that it is good to have both. Opinions or ideas, my friends?
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Jul 08
hi so they did not charge for AVG 8 freee, that great news as I have 7 and had some notice of needing to go to 8 and was afraid I was going to be charged for it. thats great it 8 has both virus and spyware, that would be fantastic. you wouldnt need windows defender with the AVG I would not think.
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
4 Jul 08
The link for 8.0 is in my original post. Go update crazy!
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
2 Jul 08
I have the same and run both - often one picks up what the other doesnt
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@eXxodus (204)
• United States
5 Jul 08
As with Moolahmagnet, I use Spybot-Search and Destroy. It's really effective and has kept my computer spyware-free for all of its three years.
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I too have had the free AVG and Spybot for years and have had no problems with my computer. I want to thank you for the link to the new AVG 8.0 as I hadn't upgraded because I thought they were going to charge for it. Thank you, thank you.