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Comodo Internet Security

By Comodo Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Comodo Internet Security

  • Detect and destroy malware with powerful malice intrusion prevention and website filtering
  • Last updated on 04/27/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 16, 2014

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 12.2.2.7036

Version 12.2.2.7036:
  • Improved all virtually migrated HTTP URLs to HTTPs.
  • Folder Protection.

General

Release April 27, 2020
Date Added April 27, 2020
Version 12.2.2.7036

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,661,441
Downloads Last Week 77
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Developer's Description

Comodo Internet Security is the awarding winning and free security solution for Windows that uses a powerful combination of antivirus, firewall, auto-sandbox, host intrusion prevention and website filtering to immediately protect your computer from all known and unknown malware. Our real-time scanner constantly monitors your computer for threats, protecting you from the moment you start Windows. Our cloud-based scanner uses real-time virus blacklists, so you don't have to download updates before you receive protection against newly discovered threats. Did you know traditional antivirus software can only detect around 40% of the viruses in circulation? The other 60% of viruses are allowed to run because they are 'unknown' to antivirus software. Comodo Internet Security protects you against this other 60% by automatically isolating all unknown files in a secure container called the sandbox. Applications in the sandbox run with restricted privileges, write to a virtual file system and registry, and are not allowed to access other processes or your private data. This means any potential new malware is securely locked away instead of being allowed to run amok as it would in other antiviruses. Our Secure Shopping feature provides the next-generation of security for online banking and shopping. Under Secure Shopping, websites will open inside a virtual environment which is isolated from the rest of your system, so nothing you download can infect your computer. No other processes are allowed to interfere with your browser, and your online session also benefits from SSL certificate checking, key-logger protection, website filtering, screen-shot blocking and remote connection prevention. This creates a direct, threat-resistant tunnel between you and your target website which cannot be hacked by malware or online thieves. Whether you are an IT novice or an experienced user, Comodo Internet Security is the ultimate protection against today's dangerous online world.