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Comodo Firewall

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.2.0.4703
  • Total Downloads:
    1,527,463
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 07, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    215.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    637
  • 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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  • All Versions

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    out of 268 votes

    • 5 star 107
    • 4 star 30
    • 3 star 24
    • 2 star 26
    • 1 star 81
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.2.0.4703
Version 8.2:
  • Installation-end Welcome Page: After CIS installations you will be directed to a landing page where you will find the details of the product and the benefits of the features.
  • Improved: Live Support: In case you need you will be able to open Geekbuddy chat window directly on malware found notification window.
  • Several critical bugs fixes. Here are a selected few
  • FIXED: Compatibility with Google Chrome 45.x issue
  • FIXED: CIS Firewall doesn't recognize safe applications with short-format path
  • FIXED: Diagnostics failed after update windows from Win 8.1 to Win 10
  • FIXED: Chromodo UAC and update offer appear during CIS installation
  • FIXED: Malicious and unrecognized file does not run in Sandbox from VTRoot folder
  • FIXED: Sandbox does not block malicious launched from 'Quarantine'
  • FIXED: CIS/CES COM components keys should be removed from registry after installation
  • FIXED: Incorrect displaying name in 'FW Application Rules' after removing application via "IOBit Uninstaller"
  • FIXED: ASE is freezes after launch 'Purge' with empty rule
General
Publisher Comodo
Publisher web site http://www.comodo.com
Release Date September 07, 2015
Date Added September 07, 2015
Version 8.2.0.4703
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 215.23MB
File Name cmd_fw_installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,527,463
Downloads Last Week 637
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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