Comodo Firewall

Comodo Firewall

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 254 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.0
File Size:
219.73MB
Date Added:
April 03, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
1,427,468
Downloads Last Week:
1,437
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 254 votes

    • 5 star: 107
    • 4 star: 29
    • 3 star: 23
    • 2 star: 22
    • 1 star: 73
  • Current Version:

    1.7

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 12
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  • 1 stars

    "Lot so 'Good reviews' online but beware!"

    August 11, 2014   |   By Saidro

    Version: Comodo Firewall 7.0

    Pros

    Oh! Yes its free, but that's just about it.

    Cons

    Will install Privi Dog, Geekbuddy, Dragon etc EVEN if you uncheck during installation.

    Summary

    Had to restore, crashed my computer..

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  • 1 stars

    "Horrific company"

    July 30, 2014   |   By wolfheartmoon

    Version: Comodo Firewall 7.0

    Pros

    Hey, now I can give my local computer repair guy money.

    Cons

    Installed comodo products, I have since (after finally getting past six BSOD's) uninstalled it all. And it's STICK screwed up my computer, it's also PAINFULLY obvious it's Comodo themselves giving the postive reviews, as well as downvoting ANYONE who leaves a negative review, go ahead, downvote me you immature morons.
    This program has crippled my computer, I can't even get it to boot 8/10 times, and the 2 times it will, one time, it'll crash the computer, the second it'll freeze before it allows me to attempt to repair Windows. This is AFTER uninstalling Comodo, so what the hell did this stupid program do to my computer?
    Absolutly horrible, will NEVER install a Comodo product again. Ever.

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  • 1 stars

    "comodo firewall ve.7.0 cause laptop unstable boot"

    July 08, 2014   |   By JACK-HH

    Version: Comodo Firewall 7.0

    Pros

    there are no pro

    Cons

    comodo firewall install fine couple month ago probably old version,but new ver.7.0
    now is suck is don't allow me to choose add-on ,even I unclick such as Privi Dog,geekbuddy,Dragon....

    Summary

    the new version not work, is don't let me Un-Installation even i used IObit Uninstaller &
    Revo uninstall program after registry clean for leftover, is still there,I have to used Unlocker to search then delete 1 by 1,
    please contact COMODO to fix this....

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  • 5 stars

    "GREAT FIREWALL!!"

    July 04, 2014   |   By boxturtle4

    Version: Comodo Firewall 7.0

    Pros

    I have used Comodo firewall for many years with no problems. My main computer has Windows 7 Ultimate operating system installed. No problems with this operating system, Windows XP, and Vista.

    Cons

    No problems using this firewall.

    Summary

    Not sure what other reviewers problems are. No problems for me using it on 4 different computers with all different operating systems. As with any download, you need to carefully watch each step as you download so you don't get any software or browser changes you don't want along with the program you are downloading. Go slow on the download and watch what you are doing. Everything will come out fine.

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  • 2 stars

    "Comodo antivirus works OK but firewall really sucks"

    June 05, 2014   |   By salesalex

    Version: Comodo Firewall 7.0

    Pros

    it can block some programs connect to internet

    Cons

    there are some programs which cannot be blocked-example is IExplorer

    Summary

    I like comodo programs , but their firewall is not so good

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  • 1 stars

    "Comodo causes infinite bsod."

    May 30, 2014   |   By Reshiram

    Version: Comodo Firewall 7.0

    Pros

    at least its installed.

    Cons

    well I used Comodo firewall well until updated to version 7.
    I installed "Avast Free av" + "Comodo firewall" but 1hour after updates Comodo firewall suddenly turned in to a INTERNET SECURITY without my confirmation and caused infinite bsod, Even system restore didn't worked. so I reinstalled whole windows.

    Summary

    I don't recommend to use version 7 unless they fix this problem.

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  • 1 stars

    "free but has crippled my pc"

    May 26, 2014   |   By Engelienart

    Version: Comodo Firewall 7.0

    Pros

    Free, online supportt works

    Cons

    I suddenly wasnt ably to connect to different website. One of them Facebook. I contacted the online help, but they said I had to paay for the full version and all my troubles would be solved. I refused and uninstalled Comodo.

    Summary

    After uninstalling, I still cant connect some websites. Even after returning to a Windows Install Checkpoint before the Comodo Installaion, I still wasnt able to get to some websites. And they are up. I can connect it through a online proxy website.
    So what did Comodo do to my PC? And how to fix it? Only for money, Comdo will give you the answer. This is very disapointing. And illigal in my country.

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  • 1 stars

    "IF YOU HAVE COMODO, DO NOT LET IT UPDATE TO 7.0"

    May 17, 2014   |   By sk6471

    Version: Comodo Firewall 7.0

    Pros

    Uninstalled easily after Comodo screwed it up

    Cons

    Insane amount of pop ups
    Eats my RAM
    Slows my computer to a crawl
    Slows internet access to about 56k
    Erased my custom rules
    Eliminated a lot of adjust-ability
    Kills small puppies
    Makes men impotent
    Makes me hate my fellow man

    Summary

    I've used Comodo Firewall forever. It has always worked so well in the background that I never gave much thought as to how good of a program it was. It did everything that I wanted it to do quietly while still providing security. Then it asked me if I wanted to update and I gave it permission. Comodo then preceded to erase their wonderful program and replace it with the worst program that I've seen since Windows ME.

    If anyone from CNET actually reads these reviews, please test and review Comodo Firewall 7.0 so that others can be informed not to download it.

    If anyone from Comodo actually reads these reviews please fix your firewall.

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  • 4 stars

    "Happy, But..."

    May 14, 2014   |   By Imogen7Ryan

    Version: Comodo Firewall 7.0

    Pros

    Best of the Free Best available. A lot of people trust them. I do feel more secure than relying on Windows Defender. It doesn't seem to be a hog on system resources. I feel my machine is more safe and protected.

    Cons

    The amount of pop-up's is really annoying. When installing a new program, there are so many pop-up's requesting my permission to allow or not allow, but I would rather Comodo do the deciding if it's safe and not ask me - wouldn't the program know more than me?

    Summary

    It's fantastic that it is free. But, asking me whether to allow an application through defeats the object in my eyes; should it not do the detective work for you? Anyway, I'm happy with it overall so all good.

    p.s, there are frequent updates which I get told by my software update program which Comodo do not make known. So it would be good to install a program like that if you use Comodo. (Although it could go on in the background for all I know)

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  • 2 stars

    "Might be ok for savvy users."

    May 06, 2014   |   By Son_of_Earth

    Version: Comodo Firewall 7.0

    Pros

    It is free.
    Did not crash my system.
    Uninstalled fine.

    Cons

    Pop-ups fest.
    Too many unclear settings.
    "Forgets" what I allowed.
    Uninstall didn't remove privdog, had to uninstall seperately.

    Summary

    I wanted a simple firewall where I could allow which programs can run and use the net or run anyway without being able to use the net, so I tried to set comodo accordingly but I got a system tyrant where it couldn't remember what I allowed. I got many many pop-ups for the same program even with "remember rule" setting checked. I had enough of it and went back to zonealarm where I know my settings apply without problems.

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