So, I'm looking to protect my machine with free apps recommended on this site. However, I need a little clarification.
I came across this post first with great information from screen317. I compared the information with the current results on matousec and am also referencing the So how did I get infected in the first place? thread.
Many people (and not just on this forum) have recommended Comodo Personal Firewall, but most of the posts I've found were a little out-dated (mid-2008). Comodo not only allows you to download Comodo Internet Security, which also includes AntiVirus software. Thus, I'm seeking advice on what the best combination would be.
Matousec rated Comodo Internet Security as the second best in their most recent tests. However, it seems as though they really only tested the Firewall, which means I don't know how the AntiVirus software from Comodo actually performed. (Is my assessment accurate?)
So, here are the questions I've come up with:
- Is Comodo Internet Security worth getting for both Firewall and AntiVirus (haven't seen any mention of the quality of the AntiVirus software)?
- Can I disable the AnitVirus part of the software in Comodo to use only the firewall?
- Is there a better alternative than dealing with this packaging of Firewall and AntiVirus from Comodo? If so, what should I get? (See my thoughts below)
I know I should only run one Firewall app and one AntiVirus app, and I want to make sure I make the best selection. If it's not worth dealing with Comodo, I'm not quite sure what firewall I should get. I was originally thinking Online Armor or PC Tools, but I'm running Vista x64 and neither of these support the 64-bit OS. And for the AntiVirus, I'm considering Avira.
Could someone please help me by clarifying the best route to take here?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Edited by thephatp, 21 January 2009 - 09:14 AM.