Author Topic: Avast Free Antivirus + Comodo Firewall + Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free  (Read 11480 times)

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As of the latest versions, will it be OK to install Avast Free Antivirus, Comodo Firewall, and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free at the same time. I mean will there be any conflicts, system slowdowns etc if all three are installed at the same time.

Is this good protection for a medium risk PC user or is this too much.. I mean three different products installed at the same time, perhaps I should leave one of them out or research more on the best free protection.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus + Comodo Firewall + Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 09:33:44 PM »
That should be fine, assuming you are only installing the comodo firewall and defence+ (not comodo AV).

The main issue is not having more than one resident AV installed. Generally the same is true of firewalls and anti-spy/malware applications.
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus + Comodo Firewall + Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 10:00:23 PM »
Is this good protection for a medium risk PC user...

Yes.
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus + Comodo Firewall + Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 11:02:46 PM »
I currently use all three, and I have no problems.
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus + Comodo Firewall + Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011, 11:23:47 PM »
And turn off Comodo sandbox IF you're going to used Avast autosandbox, having both sandbox can cause conflicting between Comodo FW and  Avast Free Antivirus ;)
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus + Comodo Firewall + Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2011, 01:08:12 AM »
Yes I will be installing comodo firewall and defence+ only (not comodo AV/IS) and I will keep the sandbox tip in mind, thanks.

I am migrating from kaspersky Internet Security by the way, never had much infection problems, just few days back KIS blocked a Trojan before it even got downloaded while I was web browsing, & this was the only incident in a long time. It's heavy on resources though & I am running a slightly older PC (DDR1 512MB+P4 Prescott). Will miss good ol' KIS.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus + Comodo Firewall + Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2011, 02:04:22 AM »
You would want to use the KIS removal utility to get rid of any remnants after uninstalling it. Search for Kaspersky at http://thewebatom.net/uninstallers/security-software/.

This minimizes future conflicts with other AV.
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus + Comodo Firewall + Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2011, 09:14:25 AM »
I had already downloaded this, probably the same thing.. kavremover.exe
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http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208279463
Will uninstall KIS & install Avast Free Antivirus + Comodo Firewall + Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, tonight since there doesn't seems to be any mentioned problems. Let's me hope it gives good PC protection without using too much resources as KIS did.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus + Comodo Firewall + Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2011, 09:52:59 AM »
Yes I will be installing comodo firewall and defence+ only (not comodo AV/IS) and I will keep the sandbox tip in mind, thanks.

I am migrating from kaspersky Internet Security by the way
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It's heavy on resources though & I am running a slightly older PC (DDR1 512MB+P4 Prescott). Will miss good ol' KIS.

I think you will welcome the better overall system performance with avast, provided as advised you remove all remnants of KIS.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus + Comodo Firewall + Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2011, 05:46:31 AM »
I am running a slightly older PC (DDR1 512MB+P4 Prescott). Will miss good ol' KIS.

Aren't you able to upgrade the memory? Sorry it's a bit off topic but since it's a Prescott I would think you can probably go up to 1 gig, and if you paid for Kaspersky, even if it was free after rebate I would think the ram upgrade makes a lot more sense and is very inexpensive, especially used off eBay or something.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus + Comodo Firewall + Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2011, 09:22:36 AM »
It isn't the CPU that determines the memory limit but primarily the Motherboard (and the OS of course). That can be checked using a tool from crucial.com.
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