New forum member – pleased to meet you.
OK, here’s my dilemma: I’ve read about alternatives to Norton’s security system (which I really want to replace), and I read that what would offer good security is a combination of the FREE VERSIONS (for now!) of Comodo Firewall, Avast 5 - 7, and Malwarebytes.
So, I installed Malwarebytes and Comodo so far, and restarted the system. When it did restart and went back to the desktop, my system froze several times: once, when I clicked on the Comodo window that says certain applications on my PC were trying to access the internet, and then a couple of other times for other reasons. The ENTIRE PC froze, meaning that NO KEYBOARD combinations could unfreeze the screen; all I could do is a hard restart (on/off button), and start over.
I can guess what the issue is (too many security programs on at once, even though I didn’t want to delete anything until I had them installed). But I can see how that can ‘freak out’ my OS (Windows 7).
Is there a sequence/method to do this that provides the smoothest installation and function of these three programs (Comono+Malwarebytes+Avast)? In fact, is this an ideal combination of software to use/check out? Again, these are the free versions of the software.
Any help would be appreciated; I started to browse the forums for this exact issue, but so many pages(!), and I need to start a project by mid-afternoon (it’s now about 6:20 a.m. EST for me) Please and thanks!