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Comodo Firewall

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 268 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.4.0.5068
  • Total Downloads:
    1,541,785
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 23, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    168.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    178
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Comodo Firewall 7.0 takes over the tasks of the default Windows utility. It has a very modern interface and offers enhanced protection via an up-to-date cloud database, and also includes application whitelisting, a safe Web browser, and an interactive situation update system.

Pros

Effective protection: For a free program, Comodo Firewall has some pretty powerful features that really keep you safe from intrusions. It even includes a GeekBuddy subscription, a threat scanner function, and Comodo Dragon, its own safe browser. The best part is the cloud database that informs you about types of threats and guides your decisions based on well laid out options.

Application sandbox: This great feature allows you to run suspect applications in a safe context without risking infecting your computer. Activation of the automatic sandbox feature also reduces the amount of required user input.

Cons

Requires too many decisions: For an application that's supposed to run in the background, it requires more than average user input. Pop-up messages are generally informative with clear options, but you may be occasionally prompted about a DLL file that you have never heard of before.

Intervenes with core computer work: Even though we undertook testing on a 15" laptop, we still found pop-up messages to be far too large, obstructing our core tasks. It would be preferable to have smaller message windows that can be expanded to their full informative version with a single click.

Bottom Line

Comodo Firewall efficiently protects your computer from all kinds of external threats. It successfully mobilizes the latest features and cloud technology, offering a good user experience overall. Although it might be slightly complicated for novice users, it is certainly a meaningful upgrade from the default Windows firewall.

 
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1 stars

"Comodos workers behind the scene stealing files"

January 16, 2016  |  By Watchdognet

2016-01-16 20:19:46  |  By Watchdognet

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 8.2.0.4703

Pros

The Worst experience ever! I paid 69.00 for a geek buddy at Comodo to clean my registry, what should have taken 1/2 hours turned out to be 2 1/2 hours. They did not fix the problem, it jammed my Explorer browser and I woke up at 1am to see my computer opening images from my personal files and photos files. I clicked on my mouse and who ever was on my computer closed the files they were viewing. Hackers workers having remote access to my computer pretending to fix your registry but transfering all my files unto their USB BEWARE STAY AWAY FROM REMOTE WORKERS. I called to complained and They are still doing an investigation on this.

Cons

Bad news. stay away.

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1 stars

"Too invasive to be as unintelligent as it is"

December 17, 2015  |  By dmac89511

2015-12-17 06:36:28  |  By dmac89511

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 8.2.0.4703

Pros

Comodo is a firewall/security software suite that can protect your computer if you refuse to do anything more than check email and browse websites familiar to the most whitelist databases. If you have unique programs installed, attempt to use your own VPN or upload items to your own website, ditch this program immediately.

Cons

Even though Comodo is designed to comprehensively monitor all system processes, it isn't intelligent enough to manage the process effectively. It blocked programs I wanted to use even after labeling programs as trusted. This made the program unusable for me.

Summary

I absolutely hated this program so I attempted to uninstall it. It took 3 efforts to uninstall this program completely as it installs pieces of itself in the unwanted associated programs (Chromodo & Geek Buddy) it forces onto your system at the time of install. These programs act as trojans for Comodo keeping the firewall software installed even if you seem to complete uninstall procedures. The trick to getting the program removed is to uninstall Chromodo and Geek Buddy first, then Comodo will finally be removed from your system. The hassle associated with riding myself of this program has made me hate the software. I will never let such an intrusive program onto my system again. Comodo is a program from which one should steer far away.

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2 stars

"very nice, when it works, but avoid b/c nightmare bugs"

October 09, 2015

2015-10-09 11:00:57

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 8.2.0.4703

Pros

when it works, it is great. very easy, functional, and powerful.

Cons

they do updates which introduce nightmare bugs that cut you off the Internet and waste hours only to find out it was an update they did causing very bizarre behavior. happened on 3 systems, each of XP, Win 7, and Win 8. Avoid!

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1 stars

"its a buggy software"

October 07, 2015

2015-10-07 20:50:00

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 8.2.0.4703

Pros

I just cant say it enough it uscks

Cons

Alot of things reallly listen.

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4 stars

"Probably the best free firewall + HIPS scanning"

September 13, 2015  |  By abcd12367

2015-09-13 04:14:26  |  By abcd12367

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 8.2.0.4703

Pros

Very good protection against malware (probably the best).

Cons

It comes with bundled software and there are lots of popups. This can be sorted out though, by changing some settings and by doing a custom install/ deleting the programs you don't want/ changing which components are installed.

Summary

Good but requires settings to be changed so it has better protection ad is less intrusive. If you want just a firewall and no HIPS scanning use either the windows firewall or Zone Alarm Free.

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2 stars

"comprehensive package for sure"

September 03, 2015  |  By sk528

2015-09-03 18:33:35  |  By sk528

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 8.2.0.4674

Pros

lots of features and great fit for Win10

Cons

Their metro UI is not for a Win7 desktop - it's a plain eyesore but a good fit for Win10. They include their modified chrome browser, want you to use their DNS servers and install their support life chat by default. However, you can customize the installation but it's not very obvious.

Summary

Lucky I created a restore point before installing this thing. If you don't mind comodo taking over your desktop .. go for it!

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1 stars

"The best Firewall converted in a dreadful experience."

August 02, 2015  |  By lachinelli

2015-08-02 15:31:45  |  By lachinelli

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 8.2

Pros

Nothing since it freezes my system.

Cons

Hidden software, like Geek-something and a Comodo web browser (Who wants that??). You opt out the things I mentioned before, but you can't opt out their antivirus, which, against all you'd believe, it comes with the "firewall only" instalation file.

Summary

I've always used and regarded Comodo Firewall as the best of all, and free which made it even better. Whenever I installed an OS, Comodo made it safer. But not this time...After I installed Comodo Firewall, a fresh install of Windows 7 froze. Restarting did nothing, until I decided to uninstall Comodo and the computer worked fine again. I managed to find out that this software comes with an antivirus installed, but of course, they tell you nothing, don't let you opt out from it neither. I had AVG installed in my computer, so that's why it froze when Comodo Firewall + their hidden antivirus tried to work together. I contacted Comodo through their forums, they admitted an Antivirus comes even if you want just the firewall, and gave me some sort of solution so I can uninstall it. But they don't understand I can't even do that if my system freezes. I just told them I quit and I'd rather change to another firewall.

It's sad to see how a good firewall became an internet ***** by adding bloatware (geekthing and browser) and worst of all, forcing you to use their antivirus (Which is crap for all I know) without your conscent, hiding their software like if we were kids.

As other users have mentioned, they've just lost another follower. Avoid this software if you don't want problems in your computer.

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1 stars

"Be careful ! Image backup before you begin."

June 10, 2015  |  By DennisTheCnet

2015-06-10 10:40:18  |  By DennisTheCnet

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 8.2

Pros

It appears to have good features.

Cons

However, I accidently moved a .psd file into the sandbox. XP sp2 crashed immediately and I can no longer boot my system, except in Safe Mode.

Summary

I've been a programmer for a long time. In my opinion, it might have been very easy to test and be sure the correct file type (.exe) was placed in the sandbox before proceeding.

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1 stars

"worst software ever"

April 06, 2015  |  By jamesjara

2015-04-06 09:05:20  |  By jamesjara

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 8.1

Pros

nothing, really nothing works

Cons

just nothing works, I can oopen configuration windows, disable firewall, nothing

Summary

never get this software

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3 stars

"Wish I could rate it higher."

March 16, 2015  |  By ganerd

2015-03-16 23:22:17  |  By ganerd

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 8.1

Pros

PRETTY GOOD ...

Cons

1. All the pop-up from the geek buddy EVEN AFTER uninstalling I still got many pop-ups.
2. Although advertised as firewall, they cram in a bunch of other programs...LIKE the BROWSER as Falsely advertized as FREE, when it includes the Geekbuddy, a paid service.

Summary

OK to download ... but make sure to uninstall all the extra garbage GeekBuddy AND browser.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.4.0.5068
Version 8.4.0.5068:
  • New: "File Downloaders" file group has been extended with popular cloud clients such as GoogleDrive, OneDrive, DropBox.
  • New: Website Filtering browser signatures have become updatable
  • Improved: Yahoo! installation offer is not shown during CIS/CAV paid packages' updates anymore
  • Improved: 'Browser Protection' feature is enabled by default upon clean install
  • Fixed: Google Chrome and Internet Explorer crash upon closing when run in Sandbox
General
Publisher Comodo
Publisher web site http://www.comodo.com
Release Date June 15, 2016
Date Added June 23, 2016
Version 8.4.0.5068
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 168.33MB
File Name cmd_fw_installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,541,785
Downloads Last Week 178
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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