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"Active Virus Control" will be available on the Free version?

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No, AVC is a part of real-time protection, but on Ad-Aware 11 was available only for PRO (and up) version

It's the same in version 12.

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It's the same in version 12.

OK, thanks for the answer. So, the FREE version of Ad-Aware won't offer any advanced anti-threat technicque, just malware detection (the same of Avira, for example)... :(

If so, Ad-Aware FREE must be coupled with another security solution, such as Comodo Firewall

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OK, thanks for the answer. So, the FREE version of Ad-Aware won't offer any advanced anti-threat technicque, just malware detection (the same of Avira, for example)... :(

If so, Ad-Aware FREE must be coupled with another security solution, such as Comodo Firewall

You're welcome :)

 

I don't know if the free version really needs another security product, many persons are only using the free version, and both Pro and Free got the same result (RAP score) in Virusbulletin's latest test: https://www.virusbulletin.com/testing/results/latest/vb100-antimalware

But it depends on what you do at your computer and your backup solution etc.

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You're welcome :)

 

I don't know if the free version really needs another security product, many persons are only using the free version, and both Pro and Free got the same result (RAP score) in Virusbulletin's latest test: https://www.virusbulletin.com/testing/results/latest/vb100-antimalware

But it depends on what you do at your computer and your backup solution etc.

Check these two videos and you'll see why you need another security solution :)

 

Ad-Aware 11 Free VS. ransomware

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg3f8zSoiTU

 

Difference between traditional AV and Comodo Firewall VS. ransomware

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSbRWmpSUwo

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You can never be 100 % sure that an antivirusprogram or Comodo Firewall will find all malicious files that might enter your computer. All well-known antivirusprogram try to catch ransomware by their signature and not by their behavior.

 

If you want to have special protection against ransomware, I suggest that you install a program that is specializing in that:

http://www.ghacks.net/2016/03/30/anti-ransomware-overview/

https://www.techsupportall.com/best-anti-ransomware-software/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/611908/best-software-combo-and-practice-to-prevent-ransomware-attack/#entry3984770

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You can never be 100 % sure that an antivirusprogram or Comodo Firewall will find all malicious files that might enter your computer. All well-known antivirusprogram try to catch ransomware by their signature and not by their behavior.

 

If you want to have special protection against ransomware, I suggest that you install a program that is specializing in that:

http://www.ghacks.net/2016/03/30/anti-ransomware-overview/

https://www.techsupportall.com/best-anti-ransomware-software/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/611908/best-software-combo-and-practice-to-prevent-ransomware-attack/#entry3984770

Comodo Firewall can stop (actually, it can sandbox) any unknown file, including ransomware. The downside is that it can also prevent a legitimate program to run, that's why it's better to couple it with a traditional AV with high detection rate

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Comodo Firewall can stop (actually, it can sandbox) any unknown file, including ransomware. The downside is that it can also prevent a legitimate program to run, that's why it's better to couple it with a traditional AV with high detection rate

There have been malware circulating that were able to disable Comodo's sandbox.

 

But, of course, it's always a good idea to have several layers of protection. But sometimes that can cause problems due to conflicts between drivers.

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There have been malware circulating that were able to disable Comodo's sandbox.

 

But, of course, it's always a good idea to have several layers of protection. But sometimes that can cause problems due to conflicts between drivers.

Everything can be bypassed, the point is, how easy (or how difficult) it is to bypass :)

For example, Comodo Firewall at default settings is not bulletproof. But if you tune the settings, then it can give you nearly 100% protection.

Ad-Aware FREE offers a great detection rate, but in my opinion is not enough to protect against 0-day malware because it lacks of advanced techniques (such as AVC, which is a kind of behavior blocker)

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