Comodo Firewall

Comodo Firewall

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 257 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,454,435
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 15, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    215.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,986
  • 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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2 stars

"Sometimes too effective."

December 11, 2014

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 7.0

Pros

It does block intrusions. For a free program it does its job. I have had minimal spyware and no active viruses.

Cons

Its biggest drawback is that like other firewall it asks if a process that is making a change to your computer is trusted or not. Sadly when it does this it fails to associate it will all the processes. If you are installing a program that you trust entirely you have to repeatedly tell it to trust the install. You can change it from normal to game mode but this really just tells it to ignore everything. It becomes so convenient that you forget about it. This even happens when you update or upgrade the stupid firewall. I had to repeatedly tell it its own upgrade was trusted. In the past it has also been a pain in the a$$ to remove. Thank god for revo!

Summary

If you are willing to take more time when installing something or changing a registry entry it'll work for you. If you don't want to click 30-40 times per entry then its not gonna work.

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1 stars

"Too Much take over"

November 07, 2014  |  By bobojack

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 7.0

Pros

None that I found that was of use
Bad trial

Cons

Lond download ?? Why ? Cause it lods you with a lot of their stuff
I did upon downloading NOT select yahoo home and tool bar , and Not their DNS service
However It downloaded THEIR BROWSER ! , something called GEEK BUDDY
and A pesky floating Box on my desttop , kept popup's to call a phone number for free set up ????
SLOWED MY COMPUTER < seems to take over you computer and was A PAIN tu uninstall
. not simple over complicated 2015 edition too many there stuff / offers
Forgetabout It !

Summary

PASS UP ON THIS IT IS NOT NICE TO YOUR COMPUTER

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1 stars

"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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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

"Had to reinstall windows to slay this dragon"

July 20, 2014  |  By kristian.stokke.52

 |  Version: Comodo Firewall 6.3.302093.2976

Pros

Ruined my whole computer

Cons

Comodo dragon firewall which is its actual name is the worst product Ive downloaded in my entire almost 20 years of using a computer. It completely ruined my wireless internet making it impossible to connect after the installation froze at 80%. Had to spend a whole day backuping files and talking to support crew, at the end I uinstalled windows, and I now live in a world that will forever be Comodo free thank you gracious lord Jesus

Summary

Someone should sue this incompetent company!!

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0
What's new in Comodo Internet Security 8.0
  • New file group "File Archivers" - Accessible in ASE -> File Rating -> File Groups
  • Updated Auto-Sandbox rule to sandbox - "Run Virtual" files extracted from archives downloaded from Internet
  • Policy based automatic-sandboxing
  • Hardware virtualization support
  • New UI theme - Flat Tile" theme with updated icons and colors for better look and feel
  • FIXED: New Dragon 36.1.1.21 crashes if CIS installed
  • FIXED: Accidental crash of cmdAgent service
  • FIXED: Trusted executable file can be replaced with Unknown executable file
  • FIXED: VT_ROOT is not deleted during Sandbox Reset after launch some malware
  • FIXED: Enabling Viruscope causes file sharing violations
  • FIXED: Killing certain malware can cause BSOD
  • FIXED: Certain keyloggers can sniff keyboard while sandboxed as partially limited
  • FIXED: Office 2013 documents downloaded from the Internet sometimes cannot be opened inside sandbox
  • FIXED: Microsoft Outlook cannot receive email inside sandbox
  • FIXED: Multiple issues exploited by malware to bypass certain protections
  • FIXED: Firewall blocks fragmented UDP traffic even if this option is disabled
  • FIXED: Incompatibility between Cisco Anyconnect Mobile VPN and COMODO Firewall
General
Publisher Comodo
Publisher web site http://www.comodo.com
Release Date December 11, 2014
Date Added December 15, 2014
Version 8.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 215.6MB
File Name cfw_installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,454,435
Downloads Last Week 1,986
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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