Redundant Anti-spyware?

I have recently upgraded COMODO Firewall Pro 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:

  1. Ad-Aware Free
  2. Spybot, Search and Destroy
  3. SpywareBlaster 4.1
  4. SUPERAntiSpyware 4.21.1004

I understand that no single anti-spyware can protect my PC fully. I look forward to having any expert advice.


Hi AChung. :slight_smile:

I believe you can uninstall Ad-aware & Spybot, And replace them with Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware. SUPERAntispyware & Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware are SUPERIOR to Ad-aware and Spybot.


SAS and MBAM on demand, pretty much all you need. Definitely get rid of Spybot - esp. the teatimer thing is horrible and causes conflicts with lots of stuff.

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).

Try HostsMan instead maybe?

Thanks. I’m going to try it for some time before I decide to remove Spybot and SpywareBlaster.

Dear All

Thank you for your suggestions.



Hmm, when I asked, if comodo antivirus is mentioned in some comparison, as well known virusBTN,
I got from moderator “eXPerience” link to only one where CIS was mentioned.

The results are at least interesting, concerning SAS, MBAM and Ad-Aware

Don’t even consider the second site. Bad site.

Hi, poutnik

Thank you for the links to Anti-Malware test.

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?



It’s the test results themselves that are questionable.