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Comodo Antivirus

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.2.0.4792
  • Total Downloads:
    568,614
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 23, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    207.72MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    719
  • 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.2.0.4792
Version 8.2:
  • Compatibility issue with Windows 10 1511 - 10586.
  • Installation-end Welcome Page: After CIS installations you will be directed to a landing page where you will find the details of the product and the benefits of the features.
  • Improved: Live Support: In case you need you will be able to open Geekbuddy chat window directly on malware found notification window.
  • Several critical bugs fixes. Here are a selected few
  • FIXED: Compatibility with Google Chrome 45.x issue
  • FIXED: CIS Firewall doesn't recognize safe applications with short-format path
  • FIXED: Diagnostics failed after update windows from Win 8.1 to Win 10
  • FIXED: Chromodo UAC and update offer appear during CIS installation
  • FIXED: Malicious and unrecognized file does not run in Sandbox from VTRoot folder
  • FIXED: Sandbox does not block malicious launched from 'Quarantine'
  • FIXED: CIS/CES COM components keys should be removed from registry after installation
  • FIXED: Incorrect displaying name in 'FW Application Rules' after removing application via "IOBit Uninstaller"
  • FIXED: ASE is freezes after launch 'Purge' with empty rule
General
Publisher Comodo
Publisher web site http://www.comodo.com
Release Date November 20, 2015
Date Added November 23, 2015
Version 8.2.0.4792
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 207.72MB
File Name cav_installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 568,614
Downloads Last Week 719
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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