Comodo Internet Security Premium

Comodo Internet Security Premium

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4.5
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Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 2092 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,506,512
  • Date Added:
    April 03, 2014
  • File Size:
    208.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,340
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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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  • 1 stars

    "Comodo is spyware"

    August 03, 2014   |   By justsomeuser

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 7.0

    Pros

    None at all. It can't really be fully uninstalled unless you are a professional.

    Cons

    Basically almost impossible to uninstall. Tried to uninstall that and geek buddy many ways, and couldn't. It screwed up my laptop.

    Summary

    Avoid this program because it takes over your browsers even if you uninstalled i. It will still be running on your pc if you uninstall it using various advanced programs.

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  • 1 stars

    "Overzealous, will destroy installs..."

    July 21, 2014   |   By zarzarbeast

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 7.0

    Pros

    Not sure, maybe its worthwhile to have a security program this hardcore.

    Cons

    Destroys installations of other programs.
    The program constantly blocks installations of other programs as well as processes spawned from those programs or program installations. Long story short. You may have to disable the program to install other programs. I'm pretty sure this defeats the purpose of the program. But its free so what do you expect.

    Summary

    Destroys installations of other programs.
    The program constantly blocks installations of other programs as well as processes spawned from those programs or program installations. Long story short. You may have to disable the program to install other programs. I'm pretty sure this defeats the purpose of the program. But its free so what do you expect.

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  • 1 stars

    "Cannot Install!"

    June 28, 2014   |   By dogesuchwow

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 7.0

    Pros

    Free.
    Fast Download.

    Cons

    Cannot Install!.I try to install 5 times but not work!.

    Summary

    .....

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  • 5 stars

    "It does require IT knowledge to set it up properly"

    June 25, 2014   |   By ITHelp4321

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 7.0

    Pros

    The most powerful if you spend time customizing it. Firewall is the best.

    Cons

    Don't use this antivirus or custom settings, pro active protection etc. Start with training mode and then move to safe mode.

    Summary

    The best firewall, HIPS and proactive protection if you don't use out of the box settings. Use custom installation and Untick the option for Priv Dog, Geek buddy etc or your computer will be taken ower and start up will be very slow and it could cause Blue screen of death or your computer to freeze.

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  • 2 stars

    "In spite of glowing reviews this product worries me"

    June 07, 2014   |   By johnj2010

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 7.0

    Pros

    Installation easy, and unwanted add-ons seem to have removed easily too. Quick scan was fast, compared to other products I have tried. It found one threat on first pass, which Malwarebytes and Hitman were unable to see, but was it real? Full scan delivered 8 more new threats, none of which showed under Windows essentials or Malwarebytes. So it looks very thorough, and cleaned without hitches.

    Cons

    After install Chrome was noticeably slower and CPU usage significantly higher with just Chrome and Comodo idling (compared to Windows Security Essentials.
    Anything found opens a "GeekBuddy" screen offering to connect to an expert who will assist in removing the malware.
    No on-screen advice on whether 'Clean' is sufficient.
    The software inserts small ads occasionally, and Comodo offer paid-for products, but that seems a very optimistic business model.
    The GeekBuddy chat/phone immediately asks for remote access to the PC, and can't advise unless this is done. Others have remarked that unknown amounts of programs are then installed.
    Cleaning removes the files. There is no warning that cleaning a suspect email attachment results in the deletion of the entire email folder.
    Information on the location and nature of suspect files is scant, cannot be copied and pasted, and there is no indication of severity.

    Summary

    Two of my supposed malware items were files in recently installed ware from trusted suppliers (HP and Keil), the rest being email attachments, so I suspect false alerts. The response seems to be aimed at getting the user to phone GeekBuddy and allow remote access, no matter what the nature of the alert, so perhaps they are not too worried about false alerts. I did not proceed with that, so am not aware whether GeekBuddy in some way asks for payment for the service, or whether the cost is in having additional products installed on the computer, some of which may not be free.
    Several PC magazines and sites have approved this product as highly effective, so maybe I'm just paranoid - or maybe the company name has unfortunate connotations. (The C(K)omodo dragon feeds by biting its prey from concealment, thus infecting it with venom and pathogens from its saliva, then waits for it to die before consuming the corpse.) Its behaviour reminds me too much of ScareWare tactics often used to persuade users to connect to or download suspect services.
    If it quacks like a duck..............
    TANSTAAFL.

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  • 1 stars

    "MINUS 12 STARS FOR GEEK HACKING"

    June 05, 2014   |   By lmilz

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 7.0

    Pros

    None I could see.

    Cons

    DL'd the program & followed prompt saying 'techs' would help me configure the software. Called, & tech wanted permission to remote access the PC, which I very hesitantly gave him only because of the Comodo name. I specifically told him I wanted to see everything he was doing. Instead he went through whatever he did so fast I couldn't even tell what he did. Then spent nearly an hour while he harangued me to buy Geekbuddy junk. Finally got him off the phone, only to see (later) my entire PC tied up by Comodo without my having accessed or run it as yet. It completely disabled everything; almost never got the thing to shut down. Did the Geekbuddy 'tech' come back & meddle on my machine so I'd think I had issues that I HAD TO HAVE their service to fix? Can't think of anything else, since Comodo was not in use, but task manager showed the PC was being accessed through the Comodo stuff on the PC. Uninstalled, and would advise Comodo to drop the friendship with their new 'buddies' ASAP.

    Summary

    Had the feeling on the phone that this was a scam and the guy talking a scammer, but trusted the Comodo name. Uninstalled everything and will not make the mistake of trusting Comodo again. If they don't think enough of their own reputation to vet their partners any better than this, then there's no reason why I should waste my time on their stuff, which, as far as I'm concerned, is nothing but JUNK. DON'T USE THIS GARBAGE.

    Updated on Jun 5, 2014

    This PC is new, and the Comodo install was about the only thing on it at the point this happened, so I'm very sure this was not virus or malware related. I already had Avast and Malwarebytes, but thought I would try out Comodo to see if I liked it better on the new system. I'll stick with both my old standbys and Comodo can kiss my aasci goodbye. NEVER AGAIN! And I won't be granting remote access to ANY company EVER AGAIN, no matter how much I think the name can be trusted.

    Updated on Jun 25, 2014

    Addition: I have screenshots of the task manager tie-up. I forgot to add this in the original review. I've thought about contacting Comodo, but they only have an email contact, with no customer service link I could find--not a good thing in my own experience online. They don't even provide a direct link by which you can make a complaint or rave comment or contact them unless you have an email program set up--which many users don't have a clue how to do.

    In my own experience, companies that do this are pretty much fly-by-night . The present stats on this company don't tell us if the company was sold recently to people less scrupulous--which would be my own take on things.

    This is very amateurish for a company that has been in business as long as Comodo. One other thing my review did not mention because I was so thoroughly disgusted at the time, is that I had used Comodo Dragon browser for quite a few years. Needless to say, it is off my system now, along with all Comodo stuff.

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  • 5 stars

    "Comodo is the best, read eula and custom installation"

    May 22, 2014   |   By noadsCNET

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 7.0

    Pros

    The best out there if you don't install by default. Most people don't read eula and just click next next next and then cry like babies that they have ended up with ton of rubbish. Once the software is installed use advanced settings to untick ads, notifications, and pop up frequency other annoying things.

    Cons

    For lazy people is too powerful, they just click yes to everything and then their system is overloaded with pop ups.

    Summary

    The best in the world if you are willing to customize it and find out how to configure it. It all takes just a few minutes.

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  • 5 stars

    "very good free AV , and works ."

    April 30, 2014   |   By salesalex

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 7.0

    Pros

    quick scan , doesn't slow the system , guaranteed non-virus computer, good firewall , decent sandbox .

    Cons

    it's firewall cannot block IExplorer , and there is no 'restore defaults' button so if you mess too much with it's settings you have to unistall + CCleaner (or glary utilities) + reboot and reinstall.

    Summary

    for a free antivirus COMODO ICS is great , I have tried many free antiviruses but COMODO actually works - just uncheck everything while installing .

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  • 1 stars

    "AVG on steroids"

    April 28, 2014   |   By taylor1277

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 7.0

    Pros

    There are none at all.if people tell you this is a great problem they are lying to you.they most likely are pumping it up for profits

    Cons

    OMG Holy Crap that is what gets installed on your system,from virtual desktop.to privdog or whatever they call it.it will reak havoc on your system.and is so full of crapware it bogs your computer down so much it feels like it weighs a 100#.don't take my word,download it and you will see,also its free or is it really.if you need help with something,because now that you downloaded it and nothing on your system seems to work,welcome to Geekbuddy.they outsourced their tech help to this Geekbuddy,all they want is for you to pick up the phone for the free price of 59.99 or use remote assistance so they can add a few things to your system.and when your on the chat window don't ask for any help they won't give it,until they get into your system or your wallet.

    Summary

    i went back to using unthreat,which the only fault with this company is you might have to uninstall and reinstall it every thirty days,to me that is like a new fresh reinstall.i will never use this again Comodo which you never hear bad about,and is one of the top players just went on a cruise with the folks over at AVG

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  • 3 stars

    "A heavy-weight in security features."

    April 20, 2014   |   By eezee_cnet

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 7.0

    Pros

    With it's newest installment, Comodo delivered a swiss army knife. It sure got some tools for you, if you want to use them. A Virtual Machine, website scanning, sandboxing, a firewall, HIPS (guess a firewall should be considered a HIPS, but whatever) and... A widget.

    They freshed up the GUI. It's simple and somewhat effective.

    Great performance, overall. And that's very impressive, considering.

    Cons

    - Widget is just clutter.
    - PrivDog. Which blocks all other add services and replaces it with it's own adds. Yeah... No. Free apps and advertising is nothing new, so I can understand the decision to include this in the package. I can understand myself for not installing/using it.
    - The simpler GUI makes it even harder to adjust the components it has. Once you've figured out how to get to the core of settings, be prepared for some major settings galore. And it's still not userfriendly in easy blocking or whitelisting programs by hand.
    - Comodo wants to be too much. For me, I just want a personal firewall, as a small part of an extra defense line. I got everything else covered via other programs and methods. So, if one program got compromised or stopped working, for whatever reason, most of the other lines of defenses are still up and running. Spread the risk, so to speak.

    Summary

    It's got everything you want or need and then some. Question is, is that really what you want? My answer is: No.

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    What's new in version 7.0
    Version 7.0:
    • Website Filtering - COMODO Firewall now inspects URLs and blocks malicious sites while allowing users to define various access rules
    • Viruscope - A new dynamic behavior analysis feature that can inspect the real time behaviors of running programs and detect and reverse malicious activities
    • Data Protection - New data security feature which makes important files completely invisible to programs running in the sandbox
    • Multiple UI themes - Users are now able to choose between Modern, Classic and Tile based UI themes
    • PrivDog - A new browser plugin which helps protect online privacy is bundled.
    • Improved: Applications now run 700% faster inside sandbox and virtual desktop
    • Improved: Usability of advanced configuration editor is improved significantly with new features such as contextual grid searching, keyboard shortcuts etc.
    • Improved: More granular exclusions handling for automatically sandboxed applications
    • Fixed: Blue Screens on Windows 8.x
    • Fixed: Corrupted dialogs and memory leaks in user interface
    • Fixed: Hanging scans under certain conditions
    • Fixed: Task manager hangs while terminating certain jobs
    • Fixed: Task manager hangs while terminating certain jobs
    • Fixed: Alerts are blocked while there pending notifications - This may cause some users to observe blocked Internet, delayed alerts or sometimes freezes
    • Fixed: Downloaded documents could not be opened in sandboxed Office 2010
    • Fixed: Windows 8.1 update sometimes fail if Viruscope is enabled
    • Fixed: BSOD while manually uninstalling inspect.sys
    General
    Publisher Comodo
    Publisher web site http://www.comodo.com
    Release Date September 10, 2014
    Date Added April 03, 2014
    Version 7.0
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Antivirus Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows 98, Windows Me
    Additional Requirements None
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    File Size 208.14MB
    File Name cispremium_installer_5997_92.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 3,506,512
    Downloads Last Week 1,340
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    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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