Comodo Firewall

Comodo Firewall

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 255 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.12
  • Total Downloads:
    1,434,170
  • Date Added:
    November 13, 2012
  • File Size:
    208.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,662
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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

    2.6

    out of 26 votes

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  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 255 votes

    • 5 star 107
    • 4 star 29
    • 3 star 23
    • 2 star 22
    • 1 star 74
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    "Effective, but flawed"

    October 13, 2014   |   By dedgren

    Version: Comodo Firewall 7.0

    Pros

    Could be very good a identifying problems usually.

    Cons

    Annoying, frequent pop-ups. The final straw was when it would not let me access the Dell website. Even after I deleted all of the components I could find and restarted my computer it continues to block the Dell website.

    Summary

    Comodo has become a worm.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 5.12
    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 November 13, 2012
    Date Added November 13, 2012
    Version 5.12
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Firewall Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 208.14MB
    File Name cfw_installer.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,434,170
    Downloads Last Week 1,662
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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