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I have some questions about antispyware apps:

1. I know you're not supposed to run 2 antivirus apps at once, but that you CAN run 2 scanner-only antispyware apps at once. But should you not run 2 real-time-protection antispyware apps at once?

2. Other than the fact that spyware "spies", just what is the difference between a virus and a spyware app? In other words, why can you run one antivirus app at the same time as a real-time-protection antispyware app?

3. Do all antispyware that offer real-time protection constantly run in the background to prevent the installation of malware, whenever an attempt is made to open a file or launch an application? Do they all also offer manual and/or scheduled system scans?

4. Does Comodo AntiVirus + Firewall include antispyware functionality?

5. Does Spyware Terminator include antivirus functionality?

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A simple google search is going to give you all of these answers if you are willing to do it.

you CAN run 2 scanner-only antispyware apps at once.

You can run any number of scanner only antispyware apps on the same computer. Common sense will tell anyone they cannot be actually scanning at the same time. But they are only running during scans so there would be no conflict with each other.

But should you not run 2 real-time-protection antispyware apps at once?

You can try it. Some do conflict with each other. I have never found good reason to run any.

why can you run one antivirus app at the same time as a real-time-protection antispyware app?

because they are not looking for the same things or looking in the same places essentially.

Do all antispyware that offer real-time protection constantly run in the background

yes, again common sense tells you this. Sort of a silly question.

Do they all also offer manual and/or scheduled system scans?

No, another silly question really. Have not found a program which offers scheduled scans that doesn't offer manual scans. Generally also those with options to schedule scans are paid programs. Free ones most often do not.

Again, learn to do some searching on your own here, "google is your friend". You have asked these same questions using different words but essentially the same questions, multiple times, here and on multiple other websites and generally have gotten the same answers each and everytime here and at all the other websites where you are also posting these questions. Why change the wording and ask again? No matter how you word them you are going to keep getting the same answers.

As for the questions concerning the two named applications in this thread and for specific questions about other specific software, go to their websites for those answers, they are there.

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