I have only had CIS for 8 day s.
i was using AVG (free version) ... and i got a browser hijack. the ave.exe one/variant .
no help or support form AVG to remove what went right past it's link filter . so i looked around and found how to remove it by hand and did so ... so i thought and went back to using AVG .
within 24 hrs it(AVG) simply sat and did nothing as "Heur32 or some variant crept in and took over my whole system .
now i know 90% of what AVG reported was because i clicked the inoculate tab in spy bot (spy bot S&D inoculate is not compatible with AVG , cause AVG to throw false positives)
I backed up all my data into archives in a PE boot environment . and was wondering how do i save 15 years of R&D ? as all my remote drive got nailed too ?
so in searching a solution i came upon a post on some tech site that said un-install every thing you have an install CIS from a burned disk ... so i did . i did not have much to lose at that point .
as i would just get the drive re-imaged and clean so i thought .. and blam ... back to the beginning again, nothing would tell me what or where the infection was
so i installed CIS , it updated and withing seconds of running it found and halted 1 of 16 things rite of first load. stuff that everything else did not see , or could see but could not fix.
so now it's day 8 , and according to comodo i only have 2 suspicious files and those are in sand box for review and seem fine .
i was able to scan and recover all of my archives without having to decompress them .
i have no probs in clicking and testing a few false positives now and then , vs infection that would have destroyed my projects.
it cleaned my compilers and found infections in thing i did not even knew existed.
I t is the easiest solution i have used , even better than PC-cillen i used to use.
- now if only i could find a replacement for Norton ghost . LOL