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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.4.0.5068
  • Total Downloads:
    1,545,016
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 23, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    168.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    283
  • 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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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 1,545,016
Downloads Last Week 283
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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