Comodo Internet Security Premium

Comodo Internet Security Premium

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 2102 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.2.0.4591
  • Total Downloads:
    3,557,278
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 09, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    216.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,056
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Comodo Internet Security is Comodo's free antivirus suite. It packs an antivirus scanner and firewall, which are standard for AV suites, but also unique tools like an integrated sandbox environment and a desktop widget.

Pros

Virtualized sandbox: Not many antivirus scanners come with a sandbox environment for running unknown programs and Web sites, but Comodo Internet Security goes the extra mile by providing a virtualized environment that looks like Chrome OS. From the virtualized box, you can browse the Web using Comodo's own Dragon browser and not worry about programs making permanent changes to your system. Certain features like Adobe Flash are disabled by default, even when running browsers like Chrome.

Scanning and processing: Comodo Internet Security displays flagged items as a hierarchical tree, whereas other antivirus apps show results in a line-by-line list. This organization makes it easier to act on known apps that are flagged as potentially unwanted programs. For each detected threat, you can clean, ignore the warning, or label false alerts for stub installers and known programs that fall in the potentially unwanted category.

Malware detection: AV-Test rated Comodo Internet Security at 5.5/6.0. The scores put Comodo Internet Security in the upper 90th percentiles compared to the industry average for malware detection in a four-week test period.

Cons

Aggressive notification: Upon first use, Comodo Internet Security bugs you about...pretty much everything. We were pegged with countless pop-up prompts from minimizing windows and detected networks, to pushing GeekBuddy (Comodo's tech-help hotline) services post-scan. It was so overwhelming that we felt more stressed than educated.

Potentially unwanted flags: Comodo Internet Security is eager to categorize apps and installers as potentially unwanted programs. A couple of our own files were considered unknown and flagged as risks. Comodo Internet Security leans toward "better safe than sorry," but some alerts felt highly unwarranted.

Bottom Line

Comodo Internet Security offers solid protection and some pretty useful features, thanks to its integrated virtualization approach to running apps and browsing the Web. Though the pop-up explanations and slightly aggressive flags are annoying, we still recommend Comodo Internet Security as a terrific free antivirus program.

 
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4 stars

"good ful protection"

June 28, 2015  |  By adrin.sc

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security Premium 8.2.0.4591

Pros

1-all of internet security feature in one free pack
2-dont show pup up alert in new default option

Cons

1-very large progrom size about 190 mb and very large ofline update 270 mb
per 2 week comodo relase progrom update and we should download all of progrom 190 mb its very larg
2-reduce windows speed compare other av

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1 stars

"SHOULD NOT BE LISTED AS FREE"

June 07, 2015  |  By ganerd

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security Premium 8.2.0.4508

Pros

Adware driven is NOT free!
I give it ZERO PROS due to this fraud

Cons

In my opinion (so I will not get sued by greedy ******** LOL)
* According to PC labs test results, it failed MANY times and is not even in the top 10.
* It installs other items whether you want them or not, such as browser, persistent ''technician' which even CNET.Download editors themselves stated, "Comodo Internet Security bugs you about...pretty much everything. We were pegged with countless pop-up prompts from minimizing windows and detected networks, to pushing GeekBuddy (Comodo's tech-help hotline) services post-scan. It was so overwhelming that we felt more stressed than educated." I AGREE!
* It is harder to remove than it is worth.

Summary

Shame Comodo has to scam people into buying - WHY NOT ADMIT IT IS AD-WARE driven rather than "FREE" I would have rated it differentially.

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5 stars

"Reliable and effective!"

May 11, 2015  |  By stephaniewin

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security Premium 8.2.0.4508

Pros

Comodo offers free internet security suite.

Cons

Comodo Internet Security is a good antivirus choice.

Summary

Comodo offers free internet security suite, It gives you a result that you are looking out for. It is a good interface and functions as per the user's priority. I would give a 5 star rating.

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5 stars

"Excellent completed solution"

April 25, 2015  |  By stanescu george

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security Premium 8.2.0.4508

Pros

Hi,
I am impressed with the product that I downloaded, installed and used and I can say it is excellent (I've downloaded it for free) and that, for me, this is total security system (firewall + antivirus + + antimalware browser custom navigation). The word that characterizes the product Comodo Internet Security is - excellent.

Cons

Nothing against

Summary

Good work Comodo

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5 stars

"A great browser!"

April 24, 2015

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security Premium 8.2.0.4508

Pros

One of the best things about Comodo browser is its integration with Google. It is very good because security is one of its major focus which is what lured me into using it in the first place, and so far, I've never been disappointed.

Cons

I'm still using it. Maybe as time passes by i might find one or two problems. But so far so good.I like it because it was recommended to me by a friend and i've never been disappointed.

Thank you Comodo

Summary

Comodo is a highly recommendable program.

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5 stars

"Amazing, in a league of its own (yet free!)"

April 02, 2015  |  By kh44567

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security Premium 8.1.0.4426

Pros

-New, innovative way of thinking about protection, while still using the tired and true methods.
-Full protection that absolutely exceeds (with the right config) any others including paid for free.
-Light on system resources, even using Proactive set-up.
-Extremely flexible and endless customization.
-Would provide great protection for most people, even with defaults.
-Has virtual desktop.
-Has options to run anything virtually, great for browsers.
-Free support options would be fine for average user.

Cons

-Support for advanced users. The forums do not offer a huge amount of support (no responses, not a lot of activity etc.). You can submit ticket, but its kind of the typical not so great support, at least for an advanced user. They miss the point of what you are asking and keep answering basic questions they think you are asking.
-Comodo secureDNS is hard to get information about, still is certainly better than your ISP and you should allow at install.
-Some of the advanced configuration options are complicated to figure out and hard to get answers on (although 99% of users won't need them)

Summary

This is an amazing program that does things that no other anti-virus can- at any price. If you see what malware researchers use and like, it is this software. People worry about auto-sandboxing, but that happens for so few applications (Comodo has an extensive list of known and trusted applications so if you are an average user, you should never have an unknown application). If this still scares you, all you need to do is allow pop-ups and then you will get an alert if this ever does happen, and you can make a decision. There is also HIPS. Everything works seamlessly and I have had no issues (I expected some). This is really unbeatable protection and one of the few things than can protect you against truly unknown malware. Really amazing, I can't say enough about this and I have used them all (Mcafee, trend micro, avira, avast, bit-defender, etc.). It comes with the firewall, which is a really popular program on its own, but you can get just the antivirus or just the firewall as well.

Its free- the paid version includes no extra features- just malware removal help and $500 guarantee. This might be worth it for some. The most premium includes remote help for any computer issues or set-up, not just Comodo. This might be great for inexperienced users or someone who just doesn't have time for new software set-up, printer configuration. If I made more money, I would consider this just to be able to get some extra time.

Try this, even if you don't see the difference, under the hood it is protecting you in a way nothing else does. Head over to any forum where experts are talking- they all respect this and think its in a league of its own.

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1 stars

"Falsely advertised as FREE"

March 16, 2015  |  By ganerd

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security Premium 8.1.0.4426

Pros

ZERO, I have low regard for liars.

Cons

This packaged advertised as FREE cannot be downloaded without the PAID service Geek-buddy Also packaged with the browser and not giver the option to exclude it.
Even

Summary

Down load the antivirus and firewall separately then UNINSTALL all the GARBAGE, like browser and Geekbuddy.

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5 stars

"The Best Free Internet Security Ever"

February 14, 2015  |  By XCritic

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security Premium 8.1.0.4426

Pros

Lightweight - Fast - Powerful

Cons

I Love Comodo <3

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5 stars

"Great Internet Security Suite!"

January 02, 2015  |  By josh007007

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security Premium 8.0

Pros

- Doesn't slow down PC
- Sandbox feature is handy when downloading shady software
- Comodo Dragon forces HTTPS on most sites, and blocks tracking
- Only free AV that I've found that has Sandbox, Firewall, and Anti-virus

Cons

- Install could be better, option to not install Geek Buddy and Dragon is hidden unless you press 'Customize installation'
- Once installed, it wants to download a further 256MB in a database update
- Advanced options; bit hard to get around; not really good for beginners.

Summary

Comodo Internet Security Free is the best AV software I've come across. It's free and is packed with features. It isn't the easiest AV to get around in, but feature wise, AMAZING! For beginner PC users, this might not be for you, try Bitdefender Free.

Unless you want to purchase GeekBuddy, DON'T INSTALL IT! If you did, you can uninstall Geekbuddy under Programs and Features in the Windows Control Panel.

Overall, for me, it beats the free versions of Avast and AVG easily. And it doesn't slow my PC (which is a Gigabyte Q2550 - Windows 8 x64, with 4 core CPU and 4GB RAM). Don't know how it preforms on a 2 core PC.

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5 stars

"BEST INTERMEDIATE Antivirus/Firewall/Internet Security!"

December 04, 2014  |  By LancesComputerRepair

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security Premium 7.0

Pros

Keeps my Computer and My Customers Computers with Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8 stay Clean and Safe! Helps my customers realize what they can and can not do, should and should not do, helping them be a little paranoid of what to watch out for against hackers. I also install "Malwarebytes" along with for extra protection.

Cons

Must be installed and totally updated with all 3 Scans done on Windows 8 before Upgrading to Windows 8.1 operating system, otherwise u might run into issues or the very least u need to double click on shortcut on Desktop to get FULLY up and running before going anywhere on the internet, otherwise they are not protected.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.2.0.4591
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: 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 June 08, 2015
Date Added June 09, 2015
Version 8.2.0.4591
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 216.11MB
File Name cispremium_installer_5997_92.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,557,278
Downloads Last Week 1,056
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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