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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:59 AM
Posted 20 February 2010 - 10:29 AM
Posted 20 February 2010 - 12:44 PM
Personally, I would recommend using either Avira AntiVir Free/Personal edition or avast! for an antivirus program, just be sure that you only have 1 anti-virus program installed on your machine
For a firewall I would recommend Comodo, please note that the Comodo firewall installation also includes an Anti-virus program, if you decide to choose another anti-virus (not Comodo), then please be sure to only install the firewall, you will be prompted during installation if you want to install just the firewall, or the firewall and the anti-virus.
The on-demand anti-malware scanners I recommend are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAnti-Spyware.
For additional protection, SpywareBlaster is a great program to protect you from visiting malicious sites, and blocking tracking cookies. Note that SpywareBlaster isn't an actively running program. You download it, run it once, and then make sure you update it every week or 2 and you will always be protected. It works by tweaking some IE and Firefox settings to block tracking cookies and provide additional protection.
Edited by NYCBLONDE1986, 20 February 2010 - 12:54 PM.
Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:01 PM
Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:24 PM
You seem to have three antivirus programs installed, so you should uninstall two of them.
Comodo does cover everything but others would say that it's antivirus is still unproven.
The choice must be yours, as you will find many differing opinions here.
Edited by NYCBLONDE1986, 20 February 2010 - 01:25 PM.
Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:41 PM
Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:48 PM
AVG 9, Comodo Internet Security, Microsoft Security Essentials are all antivirus programs and your Spyware Doctor may have one as well, so you could even have 4.
The Comodo antivirus has not been submitted to some test sites which many people believe in, so comparisons are difficult.
You should definitely uninstall all but one antivirus and personally I would keep Comodo, but as one of their testers I admit to a risk of bias here.
Posted 20 February 2010 - 02:22 PM
Posted 20 February 2010 - 07:29 PM
The Comodo av is comparatively recent and uses the rest of the Program for it's effectiveness. With most the antivirus part is all important to the detection of problems, so to just test the antivirus in the way they do would not give a true result. With Comodo the main purpose of the av is to minimise pop-up alerts as the rest of the suite is quite capable of stopping malware before it reaches your computer UNLESS YOU CHOOSE TO ALLOW IT. (not shouting, just for emphasis)
Here are the best known antivirus only tests:
The problem with even non running avs is that if they have anything in quarantine it will still be detected by the active one and cause conflicts.
Posted 20 February 2010 - 07:56 PM
Posted 21 February 2010 - 03:37 AM
So you think I should uninstall Spyware Doctor, AVG 9.0, and Microsoft Security Essentials and keep COMODO?
Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:29 PM
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