In this day and age where everything revolves around the internet, criminal activities have migrated as well and are now targeting vulnerable systems to hack important files or even hack the security camera of anyone without their knowledge. In the US alone, companies spend 8 billion dollars a year from spyware and virus protection software alone to enhance the security of their network and computers, which equates to more or less 500 bucks per employee. For us users, that amount of money can obviously be used in other stuff.
Therefore, we have no choice but to find a software that offers more or less offers the same amount of protection as the average paid computer security program, but without the hefty price tag. One such free software used by millions of users is ComboFix.
ComboFix is a completely free software (compatible only for Windows 7 and below) catered towards advanced users and IT professionals. It is specially designed to scan and remove pesky spyware, malware, or the combination of both. Hackers use such programs to spy on you through your security camera or with the camera on your laptop, and worst of all, gain remote access to your computer to see all of your activities as you use it in real time, gaining all kinds of sensitive information about you.
Remember the last time you bought something online? A hacker that gained access to your vulnerable computer can clearly see, plain as day, the credit card information you filled in the seller’s form. Not only that, they will also have access to any of your accounts, passwords, your private chat sessions as well as your computer files. They can also significantly slow down your computer by bombarding it with pornographic ads and all kinds of other pop-ups, which in turn, makes your computer completely unusable.
With just one click away, ComboFix can automatically wipe out these kinds of harmful programs. It works by referencing thousands of known spyware and malware database to detect their presence in your computer and it offers an automatic as well as a manual deletion mode. In automatic mode, surface-level spyware or malware programs are easily removed, leaving behind those programs which requires your attention as deleting them might cause problems with your computer so it gives you the option to thoroughly investigate and manually delete them via a generated report.
This is why ComboFix is not suitable for completely new users as its powerful detection and cleaning abilities might erase essential system files if used without prior knowledge. Its user interface is also very simplistic in nature which only proves that it just wants to destroy these harmful programs and calling it a day without offering any other stuff that us user don’t even need.
ComboFix is not compatible for later versions of Windows operating system such as Windows 8 and 10 but they are offering an alternative software for their users called WiperSoft. If you are a beginner, ComboFix advises you to install AdwCleaner instead.
- Reliable real time protection
- Efficient and fast removal of spyware and malware programs
- Timely updates
- Generation of log files
- Responsive online support
- Lesser false positive detection
- Scheduled system scan
- Compatibility with antivirus programs
- Simplistic user interface