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Old 03-01-2013, 17:40
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I just installed Comodo Internet Security 6 for Windows 8, going from advice on here. But notice it installed some other programs as well on install.. am I okay to go ahead and uninstall Comodo Dragon, GeekBuddy and Anti Error (I'm not even sure what this one does)? I probably bypassed the Custom Install which is annoying because I almost ALWAYS check for these things as I'm paranoid I'll get some awkward browser search bar installed whenever I install software.

I really don't want this excess software, but don't want to uninstall if it affects the running of the anti-virus.
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Old 03-01-2013, 18:28
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They are additional programs from comodo themselves that can be uninstalled without consequences, not of the browser bar variety ... comodo dragon is just a more secure version of google chrome ... geekbuddy/anti error is really aimed inexperienced users .. you'll probably already have equivalent of the anti error bit
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Old 03-01-2013, 18:31
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Yeah shouldn't have any problems uninstalling Comodo Dragon which is just a Chrome clone and Geekbuddy which is just online help.

I have installed Comodo Internet Security and I always make sure that I do a custom install, just to make sure that I don't install anything that I don't want. You can also get rid of the shared space shortcut as well as that is also not needed.
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Old 03-01-2013, 18:43
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Great, thanks for the confirmation (and the info!)
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:15
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Panda Cloud free A/V and Windows firewall is a lot less hassle and just as effective.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:59
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:36
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Comodo won't allow their products to be tested by sites like AV Comparatives and AV Test.

I wonder why..
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Old 05-01-2013, 00:52
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Agreed once more.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:20
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Comodo won't allow their products to be tested by sites like AV Comparatives and AV Test.

I wonder why..
1 thing: $50000 (at least) to be included ... & differences of opinion in testing methods ...
comment from a comodo blog
AV Comparatives is an excellent example of a tester that still focuses primarily on an antivirus’ ability to DETECT threats AFTER they’ve entered your PC. And not an antivirus’ ability to PREVENT threats FROM EVER ENTERING your PC. In fact, while AV Comparatives makes their File Detection Test “mandatory,” their Proactive Protection Test is only “optional.” This is why Comodo, as well as other industry leaders like Symantec’s Norton, refrain from future participation in AV Comparatives’ annual trials.
depends on how you test as to what results come out, here's a link to 1 where comodo comes out top ... 3 years in a row! http://www.matousec.com/projects/pro...64/results.php

seems to be a long running war of words behind the testing thing!
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Old 05-01-2013, 15:45
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That matousec test looks a bit suspect saying bitdefender and norton give no protection whatsoever.
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