Comodo Cleaning Essentials – A clone of SysInternal’s Tools?

Today I came across a set of tools called Comodo Cleaning Essentials. Looking at its features, I decided to download it. I was surprised to see the programs they included in it. Here is the reason!

Comodo Cleaning Essentials is a set of computer security tools designed to help users identify and remove malware and suspicious processes from Windows computers. Comodo Cleaning Essentials has 3 application built into it. A Malware or virus scanner, Autoruns and KillSwitch.  The applications that caught my attention were Autorun Analyzer and KillSwitch. Most of you folks might be familiar with SysInternals and their two popular tools – Autoruns and Process Explorer.

Well Comodo Autorun Analyzer and SysInternals Autoruns function exactly the same; just the looks may be a little different. The UI design may look different, but has exactly all the same features.

Next, I checked out “Killswtich” which is also included in the Comodo Cleaning Essentials. Here is a screenshot of it.

Looks familiar? Yes it does look like Process Explorer – even the context menu, when we right-click a Process, are almost the same except for 2 or 3 other options which have been added.

If you open the Properties too, you will see a stark similarity.

But the KillSwtich has some added something different – It has added a Tools windows which is something new.

Apart from a few other options and minor feature changes, almost all the feature of Process Explorer are present Comodo KillSwtich.

Comodo Cleaning Essentials may be fine set of tools and I am sure Comodo must have used its own source codes. But I only hope that in future upcoming versions, they will introduce changes or options, so that  so their tools do not look like the tools which millions of IT professionals are already using; viz SysInternals.

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Shyam aka “Captain Jack” is a Microsoft MVP alumnus and a Windows Enthusiast with an interest in Advanced Windows troubleshooting. Suggestions made and opinions expressed by him here are his personal one's and not of his current employers. He blogs at captaindbg.com.