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- Is my MS AntiSpyware REALLY active?
March 24, 2005, 11:49 am
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drive reformat and WINXP reinstall (thanks to a cascade of spyware that
seemed to take on a life of its own).
During the PC-cillin setup, it asked me if I wanted to disable the MS
AntiSpyware in order to eliminate redundancy and increase speed. I
thought about it for a moment, and selected YES - DISABLE.
Now I want BOTH programs to be active. The MS AntiSpyware target icon
is showing in the notification area of the taskbar and the yellow
tooltip indicates 'ACTIVE.'
Yet since I've install PC-cillin I haven't noticed any response from MS
AntiSpyware: no warnings, notifications of threats, etc.
Is PC-cillin doing such a wonderful job that MS AntiSpyware doesn't
need to get involved, or is the MS AntiSpyware really INACTIVE in spite
of what the tooltip indicates?