Spyware vs Viruses:http://www.squidoo.com/spyware-vs-virusNot all AV's have anti-spyware built in, usually used for marketing to get you to buy their other AS products.Ex. Avira free doesn't have anti spyware, but avast and comodo have both built in
jermey....instead of asking simply use the internet for whats it made for . Info. Go to Google and type in your question. Presto. There is your answer. And yes this is me. Vettetech the rebel. If ever you don't know something simply Google it. You will learn alot more. http://www.securitysoftwarezone.com/the-difference-between-spyware-and-a-virus-review73-3.html
If you have Antivirus, why do you need AS? Does the AV program find spyware, and does the AS program find virus? What is the difference between spyware and viruses?
And what exactly did Spybot find? Cookies. Spybot is old and outdated. There updates only come once a week or so. It scans very slow and uses alot of CPU time doing so. SAS and MBAM update every single day and are both extremely light. Like 3 said, 5 years ago Spybot and Adaware were where it was at. But now SAS and MBAM is where its at.