I understand that you found a technique that works. It is prolly "good enough" for your needs, but that's not what is in question here. I'm looking for what software is the best and why.
PCMag does give praise to MBAM Free. They state that it matches NAV in the Number of Detections. However, the PRO version did not block some malware that NAV did. Also, they are saying that Comodo Cleaning Essentials is better than MBAM Free cus it does not require an install and can clean more rootkits.
i dont see hard facts. I see a big mess of unstructured data. If you know a Security Expert, please ask them to comment on this thread.
TF's Hijackthis (fixed) forum has 27 threads that were started in 2012. I didn't see any reference to MBAM in the threads I reviewed. Also, afaik, you're not running stats. I assume your running off memory. I think you could make this better by setting up a webform for users to fill out. This creates a data structure that can be used for future analysis.
techsupportforum uses dds and gmer for analysis. also they recommend ppl DO NOT use combofix until they request it. This is because combofix can render a machine unusable in certain scenarios. geekstogo uses OTL for analysis Can Microsoft Security Essentials beat Norton? | PC Pro blog
But as the name clearly indicates, “ (MS) Security Essentials” doesn’t try to protect you against every possible threat. It’s a basic defence against basic malware – the stuff that’s prominent enough to succumb to signature identification.
So Microsoft is wooing users who don’t use full-featured security software by offering them something easier, lighter and less intrusive: a security client stripped down to the basics, with a so-simple-it-hurts interface. With no nagging and free updates for life it’s a pretty compelling proposition
my apologies for the misleading thread title. Bitdefender is rated best by independant av testers. PCMag recommends NAV or Webroot