Comodo Internet Security

Comodo Internet Security

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 2093 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,516,531
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 29, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    215.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,217
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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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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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 48 votes

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2 stars

"Sounds great"

November 10, 2010  |  By snoopzx1

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security 5.0

Pros

I had all the features I was looking for in Internet security

Cons

I completely lock my Internet connection

Summary

I guess if you know how to program the software it is the one for you.

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5 stars

"I'm impressed!"

November 10, 2010  |  By gpenegar

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security 5.0

Pros

Virus/Spyware scan found issues that others did not.
Barely uses any system resources at all.
Excellent Firewall.
Very nice user interface.

Cons

None so far

Summary

I've used 360, Bitdefender, Kasperky, AVG, Panda Cloud, and Avast. Comodo performs as well as 360 for free. It outperforms the others. Some by a huge margin. I recently uninstalled Bitdefender and Panda Cloud from a XP PC that was running poorly. After installing Comodo 5.0 and scanning, it found ten issues with the PC and corrected. It's truly amazing how much better that machine is running now.

I have a netbook that can't handle much in the way of needed resources. I've uninstalled Kaspersky and installed Comodo 5.0. The netbook is running much more quickly.

Thumbs up!!!

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5 stars

"Highly Recommended"

November 08, 2010  |  By Deathswalk

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security 5.0

Pros

I would highly recommend this Security suite because it has Antivirus, Firewall, and Defense+.
It is free and the ui is excellent.
You decide what is allowed and not allowed on your computer.

Cons

None or N/A

Summary

It is free and comes with a Antivirus, Firewall, Defense+, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Rootkit, Bot Protection, Bot Protection, and Sandbox. This UI is easy for any user and advance enough for those savy users.

Updated on Sep 3, 2014

Comodo has really changed since 4 years ago. Now you have to be careful during installation otherwise you are going to get Geekbuddy and Privdog which slows down the system. Makes sure you look for "CUSTOM" install before installing otherwise you will get bloatware Geekbuddy which adds some high memory usage and Privdog which replaces ads.

Now, Comodo actually isn't too bad when you understand it. It comes with many premium features that most other Internet Security suites have in paid versions. Firewall is a bit confusing to configure ports to block.

Many others are having problems with Comodo block programs. What you need to do is disabled "Auto Sandbox" feature otherwise it will block EVERY program at first unless you manually whitelist them.

Comodo is not the fastest. I notice a big difference in speed between Avast, Avira & Bitdefender being faster in terms of impact on doing everyday tasks. Scanning is on par with what I expect at 1H and 15M. Slows start up by 40S. Avast 25S.

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5 stars

"Great free multi-approach security tool that you train"

November 08, 2010  |  By wherbert

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security 5.0

Pros

Four tier defense; good training features; ample management tools for training and defense levels; chatty but tunable alert messages so you always know what's going on; strong world-wide community for continual improvement.

Cons

Some will not like the higher false-positive rate needed to enable tuning of defenses.

Summary

I have used and recommended Comodo products for several years for dozens of home desktops and laptops. I like the flexibility of the management controls and the automatic trainablility of the defenses for less technical users. Although the product assumes some user technical insight into protecting a computer on the internet, only the most disabled among those I help have been unable to learn to use the tools.Until internet security is fixed on the internet infrastructure level, free tools like this will be essential.

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4 stars

"Well equipped security. But..."

November 07, 2010  |  By 12358error

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security 5.0

Pros

It is a great security suite by COMODO. Like it's Italian root for "comfortable." It provides excellent security for free.

Cons

However, it is a little bit sensitive by nature and can block processes that may affect your computer experience.
It also may be complex for the average computer user.

Summary

The Comodo Internet Security suite offers excellent protection at an even better price tag- free. The interface itself is simple and the suite includes a firewall and/or antivirus. However, the firewall part can be a little sensitive at first. It will eventually adapt to your computer behaviors.
Some of the features are a bit complex for the average computer user. But most of these features do not need to be regularly attended. Just make sure:
1) The firewall is running.
2) The firewall does not report an error. Or if it does, use the diagnostics feature to fix the problem, or sometimes the a restart can fix the problem.
3) That it is updated. (There are automatic checks, but just in case, update every week-month depending on how and how long you use the computer.)

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5 stars

"Great product"

November 06, 2010  |  By We Willy

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security 5.0

Pros

Works well

Cons

None so far

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5 stars

"Superb & Awesome Software!!!!"

November 05, 2010  |  By Itnayria

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security 5.0

Pros

Can detect viruses that others security software can't.. THUMB UP!

Cons

No comment at this moment... Been using it for at least 6 months so far so good!!!

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4 stars

"the best free security software"

November 05, 2010  |  By dmb6472

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security 5.0

Pros

dont notice it once set up

Cons

sometimes freezes and wont allow internet connection

Summary

i only use free software and this is the best of all security software

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5 stars

"ottimo e completo antivirus/firewall"

November 05, 2010  |  By hosukawa

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security 5.0

Pros

mi ha sorpreso perché è completo di tutto. Ha tutto quello di cui si ha bisogno per la protezione del computer: antivirus/firewall ed ha molte funzioni, ve lo raccomando!!!

Cons

non c'è niente che non mi piaccia in questo prodotto

Summary

è davvero un ottimo antivirus. Nel fare la scansione ha rilevato dei virus/malware che il Microsoft Security Essential non aveva trovato. Mi ha davvero sorpreso in positivo! Complimenti!

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5 stars

"Indisputably the best windows firewall ever"

November 04, 2010  |  By download95

 |  Version: Comodo Internet Security 5.0

Pros

Rock solid stability ( never causes windows problems); in-cloud antivirus scanning, a large trusted vendor list, and sandboxing mean very few popups (user input). Outstanding tool to keep a clean pc clean.

Cons

None (although I would like to have a couple of minor features such as better parental controls)

Summary

I would recommend you choose "proactive security" configuration during installation. This gives you maximum protection and best user experience. It enables sandboxing so that unrecognized files can run in the sandbox while they are being scanned in the cloud.

Updated on Nov 4, 2010

My review applies to Comodo firewall 5.0. only (which has the in-cloud scanning feature). I have not tried the antivirus program which is bundled with the full security suite.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0
Version 5.0 includes extended spyware scanner and improved malware cleaning, Cloud Based Antivirus Scanning, Cloud Based Behavior Analysis, Cloud Based Application White-listing, Game Mode IMPROVED! Application Control IMPROVED! Default Deny re-engineered to improve application compatibility! Application user interface
General
Publisher Comodo
Publisher web site http://www.comodo.com
Release Date September 12, 0010
Date Added September 29, 2010
Version 5.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 215.6MB
File Name cispremium_installer_5997_92.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,516,531
Downloads Last Week 1,217
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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