Bleeping Computer is a family oriented site where we offer assistance to those who know very little about computing. As such, our forum discussion board is primarily targeted more for the novice user as they comprise most of our membership. We provide help based on that premise since it is impossible for us to know the extent of a member's background, knowledge level and experience until we get to know them.
As such, we recommend that people should not be using ComboFix without being advised to do so by a trained expert (see here
) who is assisting them deal with a malware problem. When issues arise due to complex malware infections, possible false detections, problems running ComboFix (i.e. stalling, hanging, crashing) or with other security tools causing conflicts, experts are usually aware of them and can advise what should or should not be done while providing individual assistance. When false detections are identified, experts have access to the developer and can report them so he can investigate, confirm and make corrections.
With your experience, I'm sure you could figure out what to do. But novice users attempting to use ComboFix on their own do not have such information and are at risk when running the tool in an unsupervised environment.
With the exception of Avira (I use ESET), most of the tools you noted are in my tool kit along with:
* Emsisoft Anti-Malware
* Hitman Pro - HitmanPro.Kickstart
* Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool