I have recently upgraded COMODO Firewall Pro 22.214.171.1248 with COMODO Internet Security (CIS) 3.5.53896.424 (firewall and defense), and find it working satisfactorily on my PC equipped with Windows Vista Home Basic Service Pack 1.
With the installation of CIS, I am puzzled if the following anti-spyware is considered redundant in addition to the built-in Windows Defender 1.1.1600.0 and avast! Home Edition 4.8.1229:
Ad-Aware Free 126.96.36.199
Spybot, Search and Destroy 188.8.131.52
I understand that no single anti-spyware can protect my PC fully. I look forward to having any expert advice.
I’m not an expert but from my own experience I woun’t recommend of using Ad-Aware. It doesn’t catch many things and indeed SUPERAntiSpyware is much better. You guys said that you don’t recommend of using Spybot, Search and Destroy and SpywareBlaster 4.1 as well. I must admit that I still use these two because of their passive protection capabilities (blocking shady sites by registry and HOST file).
Should this anti-malware test be considered as reliable and generally acceptable, it is obvious that both Comodo Internet Security and Avast! are good enough for the PC protection. Can I assume that there is no need to have other popular ones for their very low scores, which are questionable?