Comodo Firewall

Comodo Firewall

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 257 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.9
  • Total Downloads:
    1,453,595
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 16, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    215.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,986
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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If you're running a fairly recent edition of Windows, you're probably also using the built-in Windows Firewall. It does a good job, but there's no reason not to take advantage of much more capable (yet just as free) firewalls, especially when they're easier to use and come with significant extras. Take Comodo Firewall: This full-featured, multilayer firewall application uses cloud-based data to analyze new programs and data to prevent attacks, including zero-day attacks. It protects your system from viruses, Trojans, worms, hacker attacks, and other threats. Extras include a Geek Buddy subscription, the SecureDNS network, and a speedy, secure Web browser, Comodo Dragon.

Comodo Firewall's setup includes three network locations, with appropriate security levels for each: Home, Work, and Public. We chose Home. Comodo Firewall's operation is very much like other firewalls we've tried: the first time you use a program or access a Web site with the firewall running, you need to enable it in a pop-up that remembers your choice unless you tell it otherwise. The firewall's system tray icon accesses a menu that let us configure the Firewall and Defense & Security levels, and also its Sandbox feature and Game Mode.

Setup required a reboot, as did some settings, such as the Proactive Security Configuration. A simple, colorful interface gave us quick access to the two main components, the Firewall and Defense+ features. In daily use, Comodo Firewall is every bit as unobtrusive and easy to manage as the most popular free standalone firewalls for Windows, and just as flexible. It also includes lots of help options, such as the Geek Buddy feature and online forums and documentation.

We also like Dragon, which we updated shortly after installing it. Dragon automatically imported favorites, history, passwords, and other data we specified from our default browser (Chrome) including our bookmarks toolbar (thanks). Dragon is Chrome's cousin; it's based on the Chromium engine. Dragon is great for trying SecureDNS without altering your network settings. The SecureDNS network offers various security features, and it didn't slow down our browsing. Comodo Firewall is a top contender among free firewall applications.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 45 votes

    • 5 star 22
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 257 votes

    • 5 star 107
    • 4 star 29
    • 3 star 23
    • 2 star 23
    • 1 star 75
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2 stars

"More trouble than it was worth"

September 03, 2012  |  By steveb72

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 5.9

Pros

free
unobtrusive in general

Cons

too many pop-ups
might have adversely affected my registry (not sure)

Summary

I decided to delete it which became a nightmare. When I ran the uninstall, it told me a file it needed was missing and then it aborted. I did a manual uninstall of everything I could find on my hard drive and in the registry, but something was left behind which indicated that Comodo was still running, and it didn't allow me to install a different program. I had even tried an uninstall program, which didn't work. I had to reinstall Comodo and then uninstall, and finally that worked. There were many similar stories which went back to 2006.

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3 stars

"Overall decent product."

August 30, 2012  |  By NadMaiq

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 5.9

Pros

Free for personal use
Fairly simple to use in most scenarios
Provides above standard out of box system protection

Cons

Annoying pop-ups recommending you to; Like on Facebook, buy one of their products, use the Mobile version of Comodo Internet Security...

Somewhat difficult for the average user to manage and use.
Themes are somewhat dull > (Matter of opinion)
Comodo sandboxes just about every app.

Summary

I personally don't prefer Comodo Firewall. But overall it is a solid product with a lot of room for expansion. I would recommend Comodo Firewall to anyone with Mid level experience with basic computer processes.

One thing I do wanna point out, is that it tests very well against DOS and DDOS attacks somehow.

3-5 Stars

Good job Comodo! Overall

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5 stars

"good firewall"

August 26, 2012  |  By rocking-horse

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 5.9

Pros

works well easy to use

Cons

none so far

Summary

have had no problem with it

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4 stars

"Already downloaded 5.10. Keep up Guys!!!"

August 23, 2012  |  By bcjimbo

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 5.9

Pros

all seems ok

Cons

none found

Summary

been updated already

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3 stars

"Comodo Firewall is a Condom in the making!"

August 15, 2012  |  By MeowWws

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 5.9

Pros

+Tons of user setup

Cons

+Aren't that smart at self controlling crisis.

Summary

To sum it all up, Comodo Firewall is just like a condom. The only problem is, the end user just isn't patient enough with the application features setup and usage ability on a sensible nick to time basis. As a result, is much wiser to stick it all in and get infected and uses an Anti Virus to clear it out afterwards! Problem solve!

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4 stars

"It appears fine"

August 14, 2012  |  By Tabley

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 5.9

Pros

It runs in the background with no apparent problems

Cons

It is so inobstrusive you wonder whether it is effective.

Summary

I have only recently installed the Firewall and it is too soon to make any valued judgement

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4 stars

"Redneck heaven"

July 28, 2012  |  By metchason

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 5.9

Pros

It does it's job well. ( something like the Zone Alarm. )...sorry.
I like it because I don't need to spend my( mind ) resource to keep it working. I just need a simple thing to do it's job !

Cons

Real new yet, I haven't become used to the way things are placed yet...the anti virus shows Google Chrome is in my system, I did not do that !! Something funny here !?

Summary

Good !
I like the way it works, no headaches !!

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5 stars

"Great firewall"

July 28, 2012  |  By yilong_

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 5.9

Pros

One of the best firewalls out there

Cons

The extras that came with it, like comodo firewall which I didn't need

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4 stars

"Seems to work ok"

July 27, 2012  |  By lobo012847

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 5.9

Pros

Easy install. After the blue screen came up I had to reboot, but it was installed on reboot.

Cons

Blue screen

Summary

Seems to work fine, but a bit soon to know for sure. That's why it only gat 4 stars.

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5 stars

"Greatest firewall i know and it's free"

July 22, 2012  |  By MusicScoreOst4Life

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 5.9

Pros

+ Defense+
+ You have control over all connections all the time.
+ Easy to use for experienced users.
+ You can disable advertisement and auto update searching if you like through more>preferences>general

Cons

Maybe overabundance for new users (newbies).

For me there are no cons, it's an even better firewall then most paid firewalls.

Summary

In the beginning it annoyed me because of constant allow/block pop-ups.
But after i went back to windows firewall and downloaded a file, my computer suddenly got hacked and several bad processes where running in the background.
So i formatted hard drives and installed new windows 7 OS.
After that i immediately downloaded and installed comodo firewall together with MSE and spywareblaster.
Second opinion scanners ofcourse are superantispyware, emsisoft emergency kit and malwarebytes (but not running in background).
After a while i got attached to comodo firewall and now i know exactly how the program works.
Defense+ and firewall rules are just easy to use and the pop-up (allow/block) window does not bother me annymore.
Matter a fact, i want to be asked so many times because it gives me control all the time.

As you can see, you really don't need a paid security suite.
There are enough good free solutions out there and comodo firewall is absolutely top of the class in that category.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.9
Trustconnect - CIS auto-detects unsecured wireless connections and lets you connect using TrustConnect. Faster AV scans with 'Smart Scan' Technology improved. Malware deletion capabilities improved. Dragon browser is included with CIS fixed. Various bug fixes to improve security/performance.
General
Publisher Comodo
Publisher web site http://www.comodo.com
Release Date December 19, 2011
Date Added January 16, 2012
Version 5.9
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 215.6MB
File Name cfw_installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,453,595
Downloads Last Week 1,986
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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