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Comodo Firewall Pro

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Comodo Firewall Pro provides a smorgasbord of information and options for advanced users, simple enough for beginners, and yet runs smoothly and silently in the background.

It's labeled Pro but this Comodo offers up a dragon's treasure of features for free. Running mostly hidden, Comodo rears its head most often during Security Alerts that ask about new Internet connections. Alerts contain basic outgoing connection information. The user must determine if it's safe. The connections monitor displays the Application, the Source IP and Port, the Destination IP and Port, and the number of bytes received and sent.

Overall, the features offered are not only comprehensive, but they're useful. So not only is there a Network Monitor, but it displays its rules clear enough for even the greenest security wonk to Google up the relevant terms. Whether you're in the Activity tab, the Security tab or viewing the Summary, which displays Security Monitoring, your current Security Level and useful system information such as your IP address and your MAC address, the program has been geared at all levels to help you understand where your 1's and 0's are going, and which programs are sending them.

Currently incompatible with Vista, Comodo also requires a reboot before using. Other than that, keep in mind that Comodo is freeware and it's hard to reason against using it.

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  • All versions:

    3.8 stars

    out of 2,082 votes

    • 5 star: 1051
    • 4 star: 374
    • 3 star: 151
    • 2 star: 157
    • 1 star: 349
  • Current version:

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    out of 121 votes

    • 5 star: 68
    • 4 star: 24
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 7
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  • 5.0 stars

    "a simply programm to use"

    December 30, 2008  |   By jchberkhof

    Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 2.4.18.184

    Pros

    easy to use even for a novice like me

    Cons

    that i can't download it from here

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not for Windows 2000 or slower PCs"

    October 6, 2008  |   By SoccerDave

    Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 2.4.18.184

    Pros

    Install with no problems, good level of protection

    Cons

    After installing this on a Windows 2000 laptop web browsing became very slow so had uninstall it, replaced it with Ashampoo and web browsing is now quick again.

    Summary

    Good strong firewall but not recommend for people using Windows 2000 or on an older PC.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "What did I do wrong?"

    November 28, 2007  |   By margie77099

    Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 2.4.18.184

    Pros

    I like the feeling of security I got with this program.

    Cons

    I could not get the pop-up alerts to stop unless I shut down the program. I had to uninstall the program.....bummer.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Blocked my ISP!"

    November 28, 2007  |   By C_Jester

    Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 2.4.18.184

    Pros

    Seemed pretty decent at first - relatively easy & unobtrusive...

    Cons

    Until I lost my Internet connection while I was doing some research. I have a lot of experience clearing a 169. Couldn't do it. On a hunch, I finally shut off Comodo to do my ipconfig/renew & was finally able to get a new IP. (Even the Tier 2 tech for the cable company couldn't get that far....)

    After some searching on their forums, this seems to be a common problem - you can't have your IP renewed without creating some custom rules. That's ridiculous! Even so, you'd think they could warn you about it - lots of people wouldn't have a clue what to do.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "easy and good"

    November 28, 2007  |   By gamer3015

    Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 2.4.18.184

    Pros

    i like it better then zone alarm becuse i have a computer that got messed up. so it would say that i didnt have gen windows cuz the virise had coped the windows codeand stuff andi did fell like pay around a $100 for a old pc. so i down loaded zone alarm and got ride of lots of things. but then the othere day it was having problems so i also put this one on and before i knew it was stoping things and zone was not it didnt even let zone get near one and my pc was virise center. for one hour it stoped around 20 virse and mal ware and things like that.

    Cons

    when you tell it that you whant to allow that program it will ask you for some time till you have done it for a day or two but is way warth it

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Effective and full of features but still easy to use"

    November 27, 2007  |   By kuyzat

    Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 2.4.18.184

    Pros

    Free! Easy to use. Effective. What else can you ask for?

    Cons

    the default settings ask too many questions for a basic user. Version 3 of this software largely solves this problem.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Firewall Available"

    November 26, 2007  |   By ruby soho

    Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 2.4.18.184

    Pros

    and its FREE! Outperforms all other firewalls, not just free, on leak tests. I've installed this version on each XP machine I use. Very good and light on CPU. I'm now using v3.0 on my Vista machine. No reason not to go with Comodo.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great firewall, but watch out for version 3"

    November 26, 2007  |   By eddieandkids

    Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 2.4.18.184

    Pros

    Once you get this program properly configured, it is the best free firewall program on the market. My ports were completely stealthed, survived a DDOS attack, and even passed several different leak tests. The GUI is a little on the cheesy side, but efficient . Setting this up was a learning experience, not for a complete newbie....then four nights ago (see cons).

    Cons

    No updates have been available on this program for the 3 months that I have been using it...then, on the night before Thanksgiving (2007) an update finally arrived!!! An upgrade to version 3!! That's when it all went downhill. Version 3 is a beta at best and it's Defense + add-on (comes with it) should be considered an alpha.

    When the "upgrade" began it wiped all instances of version 2.4 including the configuration files! The "upgrade" had to be taught all over again, except it hasn't learned anything!! I have repeatedly tried contacting Comodo about this and no response. The silly program does not even recognize it's own cousin (BOClean). If you go on their forums you will notice that the v3 section grows by leaps and bounds daily.

    Do yourself a favor and either keep version 2.4 or go with another firewall (I chose the latter and love my new choice). Hopefully Comodo will learn from this, but as far as I am concerned...Outpost has a new customer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Comodo 3 for Vista 32 and 64"

    November 26, 2007  |   By bozar46

    Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 2.4.18.184

    Pros

    Comodo 3 for Vista 32 and 64 is now ready for download.

    Downloaded it yesterday and it works like a charm, so far

    Cons

    Nothing yet

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I don't like"

    November 26, 2007  |   By donnyloan

    Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 2.4.18.184

    Cons

    to many ask

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