Comodo Antivirus

Comodo Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 42 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    489,843
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 19, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    215.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,561
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Like previous releases, COMODO's free antivirus solution for Windows offers solid full-time antivirus protection and basic features comparable to similar freeware, including a desktop widget, firewall protection, Game Mode, drag-and-drop submission of suspicious apps for analysis, and cloud-based definitions, but it also comes with some unique extras, such as the COMODO Dragon secure Web browser, which is free, and the optional Geek Buddy support service, which requires a paid license.

Installing COMODO Antivirus involves several options, such as enabling cloud-based analysis of suspicious programs, which we accepted, and COMODO's free Secure DNS Server option, which we declined because it changes your PC's network settings, though we tried it before and found it reasonably fast. The Geek Buddy and related Anti-Error services provide live technical help, apparently, though they require activation. COMODO Antivirus' main interface is like other free antivirus tools in general layout and look, and you'll probably have little trouble setting things up, though a splash screen describes how to get started, and the Online Help options include an extensive manual and searchable forums. COMODO Antivirus automatically updated the latest definitions and started a full system scan, which found a couple of issues (nothing serious, thankfully) and removed them with a reboot for good measure (we could also opt for Geek Buddy help to make sure our PC was clean). COMODO Antivirus seemed to take a bit longer to update than similar tools and often involved a reboot; we didn't mind since we like thorough updates. Dragon generally lives up to its billing as "a faster, more secure version of Chrome."

We found that COMODO Antivirus also plays well with similar tools, including Microsoft Security Essentials, though we suggest taking care when mixing antivirus solutions. We're confident that COMODO Antivirus 6.2 is up to the task of protecting your PC, though.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"It reminds me of my mum"

September 16, 2013  |  By kgallo96

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 6.2

Pros

-Sandbox (though if you're a techi you've no idea what that is)
-That little box that runs in the background
-It's name
-Game mode
-It can be run with other antivirus software

Cons

-It never really tells you what it's doing; it just does it
-Annoying
-about a thousand desktop shortcuts I didn't ask for
-crappy user support
-if you're not a techi you'd be lost
-annoying
-pop ups make me want to scream
-slows things down a lot unless you use it on game mode
-Slow and rather poor detection
-annoying
-If you dare to turn it off it asks every five seconds if you've made a mistake
-quite like my mother actually
-It turns distracting colors when I turn certain things off, I think it's mad at me
-It thinks everything is a virus
-It tells me I need to restart my computer every 4 hours

Summary

More trouble that it's worth. It has some nice features, but you can get the same results with a compilation of other free software. It's really quite irritating with little pop ups and a cute fluffy interface. I takes some work getting it off too, I actually used another anti-virus to get it off. Really if you're not a techi it's hard to understand and the user support is crap. You can ask a question but really you won't get an answer. It's fine if you want to be irritated every time you see the cute little logo. Even as a layer of security it isn't worth it.

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1 stars

"stay away from this one"

September 04, 2013

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 6.2

Pros

None that I can see

Cons

False positives and poor support

Summary

Anything is better than this one. It is a poor company that blames false positives on the end user.

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1 stars

"slow my computer"

August 24, 2013  |  By kfam99

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 6.2

Pros

make my computer very slow

Cons

make my computer very slow to many popup

Summary

make my computer very slow

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5 stars

"Appears to be a great product. Time will tell."

August 24, 2013  |  By ddbaxter1

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 6.2

Pros

Free and does the job of expensive antivirus products.

Cons

I haven't found any cons yet, time will tell.

Summary

I don't think that this software can be bested.

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5 stars

"Amazing suite"

August 10, 2013  |  By 1dustpelt

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 6.2

Pros

-Sandboxing Feature
-Includes Excellent firewall
-In recent AV-Test.org test, it was the only free product to receive 100% for protection. It also came third in performance after paid Webroot and Bitdefender

Cons

-Usability scores for AV-Test were low. It can be hard to use for more non-technical users.

Summary

Excellent product, lots of tools for geeks.

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3 stars

"hard to rate"

June 27, 2013  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 6.2

Pros

-sandboxing feature
-excellent heuristic (though better for more computer savy users)
-whitelisting

-these (above) are excellent features.

Cons

-however, the antivirus is fairly weak and not even close to being in the same league with the big boys of freeware antivirus (avast, avira, avg, etc etc).
-poor performance in independent antivirus lab testing (historically and currently) for demand and detection scanning.
-heuristic is user heavy and ineffective if user is green in regards to computer pop ups and their meanings (basically, the program relies on you to distinguish if the process is legitimate or not).

Summary

as said, hard to rate. the pro features make it worthwhile to get (if you lack a product that has those features). yet, its detections are poor. if your building a layered security, this might be a good product to consider in addition to a stronger antivirus that lacks some of comodo's additional (and excellent) features. for me, i can find these features in other products with stronger detections and less user interaction.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.2
Version 6.2: While there are 300+ issues addressed, here are a selected few:
  • NEW: Advanced View feature for home screen
  • NEW: Multi-selection functionality on various grids
  • NEW: Search button in all relevant grids
  • NEW: Support for "Fully Virtualized" auto-sandboxing
  • IMPROVED: GUI performance while opening main dialogs
  • IMPROVED: Support for keyboard and touch screen
  • FIXED: Files from network shares cannot be added to trusted files
  • FIXED: Various compatibility issues related to virtualization
  • FIXED: Various issues associated with COMODO Cleaning Essentials
General
Publisher Comodo
Publisher web site http://www.comodo.com
Release Date July 12, 2013
Date Added June 19, 2013
Version 6.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 215.6MB
File Name cav_installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 489,843
Downloads Last Week 1,561
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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