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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:37 PM

Comodo Cleaning Essentials: Your PC's second line of defense
By Mike Williams on May 11, 2011, 4:00 AM

The average antivirus package will detect around 97 percent of all known threats, according to independent tests. Which sounds quite good, until you realize that means you could be infected in around 1 in every 33 malware encounters (and that's before we even consider the brand new, undiscovered threats).

It makes sense to equip your PC with a second antivirus tool, then, to assist in picking up any malware that your main package has missed. There's no shortage of possible candidates, but one of the most interesting is a new, free set of tools from Comodo: Cleaning Essentials.

The program is portable, so there's no installation required. Just unzip the download file, launch CCE.EXE, and you're ready to go. If you suspect you've been infected by something nasty, then Cleaning Essentials will allow you to run a complete system scan, hopefully uncovering the threat. This can take a while, and isn't exactly convenient (the program forces a reboot to help it detect rootkits), but if that's a problem then you can always run a more limited custom scan, that examines only the files, folders or system areas that you define.