Comodo Firewall Pro

Comodo Firewall Pro

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.25.378
  • Total Downloads:
    3,516,531
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 06, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    215.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,217
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Comodo Firewall Pro gets a major revision from its publisher, upgrading to Version 3 with some significant changes. Most importantly, user complaints about resource hogging when Version 2 came out have been all but eradicated with the new model.

The program still provides a smorgasbord of information and options for advanced users, but it's simple enough for beginners, and runs smoothly and silently in the background. The most obvious new features include support for Windows Vista at the expense of Windows 2000 support, although the older v2.4 with Windows 2000 support is still available.

The other big change is the new interface. This new UI isn't exactly an improvement on the old one. However, the blue color scheme has been toned down in favor of basic white, and there's more empty space between the various options. Old terminology has been replaced with more intuitive terms. The new main tabs are Summary, Firewall, Defense , and Miscellaneous. In each, though, there are links to relevant security issues so users can drill down to learn more about how the firewall is performing.

There's a new feature called the Host Intrusion Prevention System that supposedly protects against unknown threats. Obviously, it's hard to tell if it works unless an unknown threat gets in, but it didn't seem to affect system performance negatively. Mostly, Comodo rears its head most often soon after installation when Security Alerts ask about new Internet connections as the program "learns" your computer's behavior.

Don't be fooled by the name, either. Comodo is labeled Pro but it offers up its dragon-sized treasure of features for free.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 261 votes

    • 5 star 99
    • 4 star 51
    • 3 star 22
    • 2 star 25
    • 1 star 64
  • 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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3 stars

"Re: Yes, Too Instrusive!"

January 06, 2012  |  By KHAIMANG

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.25.378

Pros

A fairly decent firewall that blocks most outgoing and incoming traffic.

Cons

I've used ZoneAlarm Pro in the past for many years before I decided to give the 'free' Comodo Firewall a go. When I first used it about a year ago, it did what I wanted it to do. However, after several major updates, it has become a monster! It now seems to want to be a malware and virus patrol cop; monitoring installations of my most trusted programs. No thanks, I already have antivirus/malware software installed. After my wife started getting popup alerts after attempting to play one of her long-time games, I had enough. I completely turned off every Defense+ Settings and she finally had some peace from Comodo Firewall. Listen, one of my big complaints with ZoneAlarm Pro was that it had become just as intrusive and bothersome by trying to play too many roles. Be a firewall; not an antivirus and/or an anti-malware program. When will the "firewall" makers *finally* learn that?

Summary

I hate firewall applications that try and do too many things. Basically, I use firewalls to BLOCK unwanted incoming and outgoing Internet traffic. I have two very good antivirus/malware
apps that handle those chores more than adequately. Comodo and ZoneAlarm needs to understand that.

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2 stars

"Froze up my machine"

February 13, 2009  |  By MoniJune2

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.25.378

Pros

Free is about it, that I could tell. I didn't use it long enough to find more.

Cons

It froze up my machine, and I uninstalled it immediately. Went back to Vista firewall - and that's saying a lot.

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4 stars

"Easy to use"

February 11, 2009  |  By padre44

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.25.378

Pros

I've had problems with other firewalls shutting down my network. Comodo recognizes the local network upon installation.

Cons

Installation mode still gives lots of warnings.

Summary

I've stayed away from firewall programs since they cause more trouble then they seemed to solve. The latest release of Comodo solves those problems and is easy ot use and configure.

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4 stars

"Great for that price"

February 10, 2009  |  By belonohy

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.25.378

Pros

Seems not to slow down PC

Cons

I would need better tweak application rules, ie set where the aplication can and where it can't...

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1 stars

"nope, will not use"

February 09, 2009  |  By tvelez49

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.25.378

Pros

will guard your pc

Cons

cpu hog, memory greedy

Summary

i'll pass

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1 stars

"too many popups"

February 06, 2009  |  By davyandjane

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.25.378

Pros

good firewall with lots of options

Cons

popups will drive you mad,it just doesn't learn.

Summary

prob.best free firewall if you can put up with it nagging.

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4 stars

"Quick, effective, strong, and easy to use."

February 02, 2009  |  By bwshook

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.25.378

Pros

I like this version, the most up-to-date. It's not intrusive; it's compact; easy to use; dependable; and there when you need it.

Cons

Haven't found one in the new version. Time will tell.

Summary

I've used Comodo in the past, but got away from it for a while. Tried ZoneAlarm and got fed up pretty quick. Looked around, saw Comodo's newest version and now use that. I feel comfortable and safe again.

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2 stars

"Good outbound protection but too many pop-ups"

January 28, 2009  |  By shuckie

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.25.378

Pros

Excellent for monitoring changes to the system such as programs being installed and directories being created, in addition to monitoring inbound and outbound traffic

Cons

When installing software pop-ups keep appearing asking if I want to allow the action. These pop-ups continue to appear even if I tick the "Remember this answer" check box and/or put Comodo into Installation mode. Infuriating!

Summary

Although Comodo's outbound protection is superior to the poor excuse of Vista's built-in firewall, I found the constant pop-ups during software installation to be too distracting and I have uninstalled the software as a result.

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3 stars

"Windows 7 Beta"

January 20, 2009  |  By SoftTextures

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.25.378

Pros

Password protected

Cons

The beta for Windows 7 will not report to the Action Center it has updated. Causing conflicts with Comodo. Will show you need to fix your comodo update. It will not repair even after reinstaule.

Summary

Scan is fast but have a feeling it does not scan all of your files leaving places for virus to hid.
Good firewall.

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5 stars

"Spectacular protection"

January 18, 2009  |  By ninjazx9rmk

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.25.378

Pros

I like above all, of the many filter options that isolates a file, resulting in a good combination for protecting our computer

Cons

Because of the good protection that it ofers sometimes its boring with the protection dialogs :)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.25.378
Version 3.0.25.378 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Comodo
Publisher web site http://www.comodo.com
Release Date June 06, 2008
Date Added June 06, 2008
Version 3.0.25.378
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
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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