Comodo Firewall Pro

Comodo Firewall Pro

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 2093 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.18.184
  • Total Downloads:
    3,516,531
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 02, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    215.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,217
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 121 votes

    • 5 star 68
    • 4 star 24
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 16
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 2093 votes

    • 5 star 1055
    • 4 star 374
    • 3 star 152
    • 2 star 158
    • 1 star 354
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5 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 stars

"Not for Windows 2000 or slower PCs"

October 06, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4.18.184
Version 2.4.18.184 adds multilanguage capabilities, connections shows bytes in/out, firewall icon shows animation as per incoming/outgoing traffic.
General
Publisher Comodo
Publisher web site http://www.comodo.com
Release Date October 02, 2007
Date Added October 02, 2007
Version 2.4.18.184
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 215.6MB
File Name cispremium_installer_5997_92.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,516,531
Downloads Last Week 1,217
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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