I’ve noticed that my computer runs a lot faster when I close down most or all of my security apps, so I was wondering if any of them are conflicting. I’m running CPF, Threatfire, Symantec Antivirus, Windows Defender for realtime, and then I have Spyware Blaster, AdAware and AVG Antispyware.
I’ve been thinking about changing stuff around…
I’ve seen some discussions here saying how you don’t need Threatfire if you’ve got Defense+ running. (Side note: Does that mean I don’t need real-time spyware protection if I have Defense+?)
Symantec is a resource hog, I’m only using it because I get it free from school. Thinking about switching to AVG, Avast or Avira.
It seems most people think Windows Defender is useless. So maybe I should just get rid of it.
AVG Antispyware has been given me an error lately and a clean install didn’t fix it, and I’m not sure how it compares to other apps out there. (I’ve tried Spyware Terminator and Spybod before.)
I think I will get rid of Threatfire and Windows Defender for sure.
And yes, I just read that AVG AS is not free anymore, so no more updates. So I’m getting rid of that. I downloaded Super Antispyware. I tried BOClean before, but didn’t really like it. Maybe I’ll give it another go.
I will almost certainly remove resident protection, Im looking now for some free stand-alone scanners (only) for some weekly scanning.
I found: Dr.Web CureIt! and AVPTool from Kaspersky but it doesn’t update itself within app. itself, need to be redownloaded to pick up new defs.
Dr Web Curit is good. I find KAV very heavy. Avira Premium is very light. BTW you still need an av. Comodo can stop infections but you still need and av to get rid of them, Thats why resident scanners work great to catch things in the act rather then on demand.
Hmmm, what is wrong with simple Shift+Delete or even putting malware in “My Quarantined Files”, if d+ doing its job or OnDemand catching something in Temp. folders or elsewhere inactive?
BTW resident scanners are heavy, always running ballast which are unneeded by side of d+.
D+ was also always be able to do the same job like classic AV/AS and even more, here on my PC.
I agree with this statement. I strongly prefer to not allow malware to execute at all, and that’s why resident anti-malware scanners are a good idea IMHO, even if you are using Comodo Firewall 3. However, if the resident anti-malware scanner(s) don’t catch the malware, then Comodo Firewall 3 is there to try to prevent/limit damage. At the very least, Comodo Firewall 3 could perhaps give an indication that malware was indeed run, which might prompt me to restore a recent system backup to make sure that no crud/damage remains.