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#1 YoCouch

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 10:06 PM

Hi BC.
You guys always help me out, I got another one for ya:

For reasons I shant get into (unless you'd like me to, I suppose), I'm dumping Zonealarm and hopefully AVG.
I've used that combo for quite some time.
I just downloaded Comodo and it seems cool, but the learning curve seems a little steep for me.
Just curious what you guys think of that one, maybe some tips about the program?
Could I get away with just Comodo and S&D? I suppose I'd need some dedicated AV right?
I dunno, this kinda stuff ain't really my bag. I just like playing TF2. I guess thats why I'm here.
Hope this post isn't something that was just discussed, is posted in the wrong section, or stikied, or whatever.
What progs would you guys call out as a replacement AV, if thats necessary? It has to be freeware and :thumbsup:-friendly

...any and all help, thanks in advance.

quickedit: I just saw a couple more posts of late talking about the same kind of thing, appolgies. To differentiate my post a bit I'd really like to include that any Prog I'd use would have to take it easy on my rig. I need all I can get to max my framerate in various on-line arenas. Not only that, but it has to play nice with Steam, MMOs, etc...

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:25 AM

Hi,

I personally use Comodo Firewall & Avira Antivir. (both free versions)

The two work well together and are really simple to use. Comodo takes a bit of time to allow the access for programs to be able to updated/retrieving emails etc but once you have marked them as trusted applications then it's fine from there onwards.

I use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware & Spybot - Search & Destory as standalone scanners, running them once a week to scan for any infections.

Also i see no difference in performance whilst running Comodo & Avira.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 11:50 PM

Thanks for the info.
I've not heard of Avira, I'll have to give that one a go.
Think I'm getting the hang of Comodo.
I'm not really fond of the toolbar it installed on IE, but I supppose I can get rid of that somehow.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:00 AM

Comodo also have a freeware anti-virus application.
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:51 AM

I'm not really fond of the toolbar it installed on IE, but I suppose I can get rid of that somehow.


Right clicking on the toolbar should give you the option to remove some, or go to View : Toolbars and deselect it. Then go to Add/Remove programs and uninstall it aswell.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 02:39 AM

Everyone has their own ideas on this subject but I have happily used Sygate Firewall and AVAST Antivirus for years - just works for me. I back these up with THREATFIRE, SuperAntiSpyware Pro, and WinPatrol.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:20 PM

I'm not really fond of the toolbar it installed on IE, but I supppose I can get rid of that somehow.


This is why people should pay attention to the installation process instead of just clicking "Next" on every window
One of the windows offered you the option of whether to install it or not. I'm not ragging on you, I'm just amazed what people put on their computers without realizing it
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 06:31 PM

This is why people should pay attention to the installation process instead of just clicking "Next" on every window
One of the windows offered you the option of whether to install it or not. I'm not ragging on you, I'm just amazed what people put on their computers without realizing it


LOL.
Agreed. In my defense I'll say this:
I knew Comodo was installing all kinda bleep on my computer. I was at least vagely aware of all the aspects, some more than others. For example, I didn't read the EULA in full :thumbsup: . Due to the fact the program came so highly reccomended, I figured it was kosher. I was not completely unaware it was installing a toolbar, I just figured I'd give it a try. I was sure it could easally be removed later. Emu was good enough to point out how, thanks again man.

I have happily used Sygate Firewall and AVAST Antivirus for years


Yeah, those two were actually my next choices. If one of these (comodo/avira) lose favor, those are next in line. Especially now that they've been recommended in this thread as well.

Thanks all.




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