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Old 12. Jan 2011, 06:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Perhaps we Windows users are always "used" to seeing (AKA placebo effect) a small icon in the system tray of any antivirus products and we do feel a bit more "secure" when we browse online.

The era of IE6 and Windows holes (along with careless or rather ignorant browsing) has thrust this upon us. The Placebo guy has a few valid points, but it will take a long time before windows users browse with confidence without any AV package. The UAC thingy in Vista and Windows 7 is a nice effort in the right direction.

I've now switched over to Comodo's antivirus component after removing MSE (don't get me wrong it's still a very great program). However, I'm now looking at ways to reduce unnecessary bloat.

The AV component in Comodo does not seem to be all that bad and I've disabled "defense+" and stuff like "Scan memory on start", etc....Since I take care to browse known sites and do not download unnecessary stuff (if I have the need to do it, there's always sandboxie), this is all I'm going to need. Let me play around with that and report back for any problems.

Even when I do download from torrents, I know what I'm doing and so far my system has never had any viruses etcfrom torrents.

Over time, I'll remove the av stuff or rather disable it, retaining only the firewall component.
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Old 12. Jan 2011, 03:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Let me play around with that and report back for any problems.
Be interested to know how you get on. I always seem to start well with Comodo, but after a week or two things stop working or I get other issues like my network dropping out.
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Be interested to know how you get on. I always seem to start well with Comodo, but after a week or two things stop working or I get other issues like my network dropping out.
I ll go nuts if that happened to me.

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I ll go nuts if that happened to me.

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Luckily I was already nuts before I discovered Comodo so it's not a big deal for me
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