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Comodo Internet Security

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Comodo has merged its antivirus program with Firewall Pro, creating a free security program that aims to be more to more people. Although this may frustrate some users who want only one program or the other, the installer does let you opt out of either of the components. Users are also asked to install the Comodo SafeSearch and Ask.com toolbars, so be careful if you tend to install on autopilot. CIS requires a reboot.

Resource management is better than before, with hogging all but eliminated. It provides a smorgasbord of information and options for advanced users, but it's simple enough for beginners, and runs smoothly and silently in the background. The version 3 interface utilizes a plain white color scheme and replaces old terminology with more intuitive terms such as Summary, Firewall, Defense, and Miscellaneous. In each, there are links to relevant security issues so users can drill down to learn more about how the firewall is performing. The firewall rears its head most often when Security Alerts ask about new Internet connections as the program "learns" your computer's behavior.

Shield-shaped buttons at the top facilitate switching between the antivirus and firewall modules, as well as a summary tab that provides a general overview. Users can toggle automatic scans of archives or downloads, scans on start-up, manage the quarantine, and schedule scans and definition file updates through a clean and comprehensible list of links. The definition file update crashed during its first use, but was stable thereafter. Scans completed at a reasonable speed, but were not blazingly fast.

A third pane, Defense+, provides more-advanced security options including locking down specific files from modification, perusing an active processes list, and protecting specific Registry keys. Comodo Internet Security's wide range of free services are generally good, but the firewall is clearly the strongest of the bunch.

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    3.8 stars

    out of 2,082 votes

    • 5 star: 1051
    • 4 star: 374
    • 3 star: 151
    • 2 star: 157
    • 1 star: 349
  • Current version:

    3.8 stars

    out of 52 votes

    • 5 star: 28
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 8
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  • 5.0 stars

    "comprehensive Virus protection"

    September 28, 2010  |   By calvinmike

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 4.1

    Pros

    Focuses much on prevention rather than detection. A virus can never intrude the computer we having this software.

    Cons

    needs user interaction in some occassion

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  • 3.0 stars

    "does this work with windows 7 64 bit?"

    September 27, 2010  |   By monty88haynes

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 4.1

    Pros

    can't say good or bad since i could not load program on wdws 7 64 bit.

    Cons

    anyone know whether this should work or not? am i doing something wrong?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Rules over the rest!!!"

    September 26, 2010  |   By aljopa

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 4.1

    Pros

    C.I.S. 5, the best suite ever created.i can hardly believe i'ts free!!!light,fast and effective.the firewall is top notch,but now the antivirus and everything keep up with the rest of the suite.simply incredible,Comodo rules over the rest!!!

    Cons

    nothing at all.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "excellent internet security"

    September 25, 2010  |   By lizaa

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 4.1

    Pros

    light on computer and very strong on virus

    Cons

    nothing , its perfect

    Summary

    light and very light when i browse the net

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Comodo Internet security 5 is the best yet."

    September 22, 2010  |   By whit384

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 4.1

    Pros

    Anti virus, Firewall, Defense plus, Sandbox

    Cons

    There are no bad things about the program

    Summary

    I have used Comodo internet security since the 3 version and it has improved with each release. the current version is version 5 or 2011 Comodo protects system files and stops installations that are not in comodo's white-list and asks you what to do with difference plus most programs are in the white-List. If you want to run programs that are suspicious in sandbox were they will not bother the computer, files in the sandbox witch keeps it isolated so it can't harem the computer can be submitted to Comodo for analyst if it is safe it will be removed from sandbox, if it s malware it is removed. Comodo Internet security 5 has cloud scanning for all it's fetchers including the firewall. Comodo internet Security 5 has two version 32 bit and 54 bit both will work on Windows XP, Vista, and 7. You can download both version from this link http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php

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  • 4.0 stars

    "a little bit complicated"

    September 21, 2010  |   By angaaar

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 4.1

    Pros

    better than any other free antivirus programs its a whole internet security in ur hands and that to for free

    Cons

    the learning part of it bugs me a lot and it doesnt recognize many new software

    Summary

    good internet security programs still needs to fix some program issues

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  • 5.0 stars

    "perfect VER. 5"

    September 21, 2010  |   By vito_ag1987

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 4.1

    Pros

    very nice interface
    easy to use
    very safe
    free
    it's a dream

    Cons

    nothing at all

    Summary

    your version is out of date now
    CIS released CIS 5 Which is the greatest version of security program ever mad and it looks fantastic

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  • 2.0 stars

    "DOES NOT WORK ON WINDOWS 7 64-BIT"

    September 19, 2010  |   By cooidude0

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 4.1

    Pros

    Reviews from other sites that tested it say it works great.

    Cons

    File size is a little big at 56megs. Nowhere does it say it doesn't work for 64-bit windows 7. I get the error message "Does not support this platform".

    Summary

    If you have an older version of Windows, try Ashampoo Firewall, it's smaller and does about the same thing.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "good for a free product"

    September 17, 2010  |   By gunnerb47

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 4.1

    Pros

    Free to use without excessive upgrade pop ups. First scan found issues that one of the competitors missed. Covers most of what is needed.
    I will evaluate this again after I run it for awhile.

    Cons

    scan Is slow I am not sure if the paid version would be any faster. I did not find any information on that to date.

    Summary

    So far it seems to work and do the job required.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "love the new version 5."

    September 16, 2010  |   By milkman222

    Version: Comodo Internet Security 4.1

    Pros

    New tray icon looks amazing and GUI

    Cons

    Uses more RAM than previous. 18 megs instead of 10 megs

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