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Comodo Antivirus

Free
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Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 52 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.2.0.4978
  • Total Downloads:
    577,568
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 24, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    218MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    859
  • 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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1 stars

"Nothing but a scam to sell upgrades. Don't bother"

December 31, 2015  |  By Chrometuna

2015-12-31 03:45:03  |  By Chrometuna

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 8.2.0.4792

Pros

None that I have found yet.
If you like wasting time and downloading things, then I guess this is a "pro"

Cons

After a "geek buddy" scan, it told me I had this and that problem with various standard things like registry errors and junk files. But when I clicked the button to fix them it connected me to some online chat where the solution to every problem seemed to be a $99 upgrade. The "person" on the other end uf the chat could not and would not answer the question of if this app is able to fix the problems it found or not. He seemed to be more interested in getting access to my opperating system. NO THANKS!
Further more, it also caused my web browser to stop playing streaming videos, and broke whatever webplayers my browser uses.

Summary

All I wanted was a simple free anti-virus program that would find and remove viruses and malware on my computer. This program is obviously NOT designed or intended to do that. Instead it wants to take over your browser, wants you to use ITS browser, and it forces you to chat with a "web geek" who tells outright lies. Totally dishonest. Their gambit her obviously is to find little old grandmas who barely know how to turn their computers on and con them into spending more money to fix phantom problems.

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1 stars

"can't install without geekbuddy"

December 17, 2015

2015-12-17 12:39:12

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 8.2.0.4792

Pros

Never got the install to work. At the end of the install I was prompted to call geekbuddy and that is when everything went to hell on my Windows XP. The guy would not listen to what I was saying about my desktop set to single click and kept double clicking everything opening too many instances and lock up the computer. Then just ended the call with my system not working. When I call the next morning they treated me like I was an idiot and just kept insulting me and asking stupid questions. One again not listening that I could not boot to a desktop and keep asking my to click on the geekbuddy icon, Da no desktop, no Icon, arggg! I had to hang up before I went postal!!!

Cons

What I learned. Do not accept anything that say repair system. Do not call geekbuddy unless you are clueless. Don't try the windows system restore as now your registry is FUBAR'ed
Spend hours removing and reinstalling you system

Summary

I will Never install this as Comodo would only transfer me to geekbuddy and today is not a good day to abuse Jim
Too bad Really I like their Certs, I have many

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1 stars

"COMODO security software may be Spyware and Malware!"

October 20, 2015  |  By kshbz001

2015-10-20 14:25:30  |  By kshbz001

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 8.2.0.4703

Pros

I have had COMODO Internet Security, COMODO Firewall, and COMODO System Cleaner software for at least the last two years and I have not had any internet or computer system security issues for this entire time.

Cons

Yesterday, 10/19/2015, my COMODO Internet Security software uninstalled itself; the program was no longer in my Program Files and its GUI vanished. I tried to download and install the new version from www.cnet.com and from the COMODO link on PC World's website, but the prompt informed me of a "Fatal Error" and urged me to uninstall my old version of COMODO Internet Security.
I could not uninstall it because it already uninstalled itself. I was able to uninstall COMODO Firewall and COMODO System Cleaner. Again I tried to download and install the new version of COMODO Internet Security; however, I received the same error as above. I finally found COMODO's files in my Program Files and manually deleted them, but one file named "cavshell.dll" refused to be deleted.
During my many installation attempts I refused the following: (1) to make Yahoo! my Home Page, (2) to make Chromodo my default Web Browser, (3) to download and install Chromodo Web Browser and "Geek Buddy" support services.

Summary

I finally downloaded and installed AVG's security software and it found the following malicious software installed by COMODO: One Trojan Horse, one Virus, and eighteen Adware in COMODO's remaining "stealth" files (I thought that I deleted all of COMODO's files) on my computer! There were three Adware AdInstaller.Somoto files, thirteen Adware Generic5.BSLB files, and two Downloader.LOV files for a total of 20 high threat and medium threat harmful files!

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4 stars

"It seems to be OK."

September 11, 2015  |  By GCG1000

2015-09-11 14:30:23  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 8.2.0.4703

Pros

New GUI is nice and easier to understand than previous versions. Seems to be very comprehensive for a free AV.

Cons

Comes loaded with Chromodo Browser and Geek Buddy. Well, a couple of years ago I used a paid version of CIS. Had to use Geek a couple of times and found the service to be very MARGINAL! Seems the Geek Buddies could use a lot more knowledge about Win and speak ENGLISH better. The reps seem more interested in their rating than serving the user's needs.

Summary

Download the free version uninstall Chromodo and Geek and you will have a pretty good AV app for free. Strip CAV or the extraneous app offerings and It seems to be OK.. Not a bad AV product for no $, and more comprehensive than other 'free' AV's.
Try it, you might like it.

Updated on Sep 11, 2015

Moral to Comodo: don't bundle your "free products' with apps most don't want!

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2 stars

""OK" Product"

June 18, 2015

2015-06-18 15:34:29

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 8.2

Pros

Easy to use.
catches most problems, but not all.

Cons

Awful customer service.

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5 stars

"Best Free Antivirus that is in demand, easy to use"

June 09, 2015  |  By Emily Lauren

2015-06-09 05:03:21  |  By Emily Lauren

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 8.2

Pros

360 degree Protection
Protects my PC from Malicious websites
Removes Spyware bots
Acts as an Anti-malware
That too, if it is going to Comodo Windows 8 Antivirus - https://antivirus.comodo.com/antivirus-for-windows-8/ you don't need to worry about your PC health.

Cons

Sometimes it takes too much time to complete full scan on your PC.

Summary

Comodo Free Antivirus is the software that protects your computer from malicious viruses, malware, trojan, adware, worms and other online threats that infect your PC.

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1 stars

"Terrible Product"

April 28, 2015  |  By J_Hanson2

2015-04-28 09:59:40  |  By J_Hanson2

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 8.2

Pros

It can install

Cons

It won't update. Comodo products all have problems updating (Comodo Time Machine is still waiting for an update)

Summary

I'd rather go with a product that can update like RollBack Rx or Drive Vaccine even. This crap is terrible

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1 stars

"I would not recommend this crap"

March 31, 2015  |  By gtitus09

2015-03-31 08:44:13  |  By gtitus09

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 8.1

Pros

It installed.

Cons

Used up too much of my CPU's resources + signature files were taking too long to install.

Summary

All I wanted was a lighter antivirus program instead of Avast which after using for like 3 years I had had enough of it using SO much of my computer's resources. Avira nor would AdAware install because I do not have SP3 on my computer. So I found Comodo and decided to try as I had used their browser IceDragon with good performance.
The program installed which was a plus, But then you had to update the signature virus database. That was taking WAY TOO LONG. Seventeen minutes had gone by and it was still at 47%! That pretty much told me that this program was large, so I unstalled it, and the other pieces of software it installed which is the Chromodo browser and Geek Buddy. I do not recommend this program for anyone who wants to try and save some RAM etc.

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3 stars

"Wish I could rate it higher."

March 16, 2015  |  By ganerd

2015-03-16 23:22:03  |  By ganerd

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 8.1

Pros

PRETTY GOOD ...

Cons

1. Does not seem to be as accurate as AVG. Tried them both out in sand box and CAV did not recognize a Trojan, :(
2.All the pop-up from the geek buddy EVEN AFTER uninstalling I still got many pop-ups.
3. Although advertised as anti-virus, they cram in a bunch of other programs...LIKE the BROWSER as Falsely advertized as FREE, when it includes the Geekbuddy, a paid service.

Summary

OK to download ... but make sure to uninstall all the garbage like GeekBuddy AND browser.

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1 stars

"Wouldn't update/run"

March 08, 2015  |  By tomplichta

2015-03-08 09:54:28  |  By tomplichta

 |  Version: Comodo Antivirus 8.0

Pros

Couldn't test

Cons

Loaded fine but when the startup page went to update the definition files, the update would not run and the program would freeze from that point. Tried reinstalling with no success. Removed it completely and downloaded a different program which works just fine.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.2.0.4978
Version 8.2.0.4978:
  • Improved: New Home Page and Quick Search mechanism
  • Improved: New file group "Media Players" in Auto-Sandbox rules
General
Publisher Comodo
Publisher web site http://www.comodo.com
Release Date March 22, 2016
Date Added March 24, 2016
Version 8.2.0.4978
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 218MB
File Name cav_installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 577,568
Downloads Last Week 859
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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