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Comodo Antivirus for Windows

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Key Details of Comodo Antivirus

  • Detect and destroy malware and viruses.
  • Last updated on 2/29/2024
  • There have been 8 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

The Download Now link will download a small installer file to your desktop. Remain online and double-click the installer to proceed with the actual download.

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Like previous releases, COMODO's free antivirus solution for Windows offers solid full-time antivirus protection and basic features comparable to similar freeware, including a desktop widget, firewall protection, Game Mode, drag-and-drop submission of suspicious apps for analysis, and cloud-based definitions, but it also comes with some unique extras, such as the COMODO Dragon secure Web browser, which is free, and the optional Geek Buddy support service, which requires a paid license.

Installing COMODO Antivirus involves several options, such as enabling cloud-based analysis of suspicious programs, which we accepted, and COMODO's free Secure DNS Server option, which we declined because it changes your PC's network settings, though we tried it before and found it reasonably fast. The Geek Buddy and related Anti-Error services provide live technical help, apparently, though they require activation. COMODO Antivirus' main interface is like other free antivirus tools in general layout and look, and you'll probably have little trouble setting things up, though a splash screen describes how to get started, and the Online Help options include an extensive manual and searchable forums. COMODO Antivirus automatically updated the latest definitions and started a full system scan, which found a couple of issues (nothing serious, thankfully) and removed them with a reboot for good measure (we could also opt for Geek Buddy help to make sure our PC was clean). COMODO Antivirus seemed to take a bit longer to update than similar tools and often involved a reboot; we didn't mind since we like thorough updates. Dragon generally lives up to its billing as "a faster, more secure version of Chrome."

We found that COMODO Antivirus also plays well with similar tools, including Microsoft Security Essentials, though we suggest taking care when mixing antivirus solutions. We're confident that COMODO Antivirus 6.2 is up to the task of protecting your PC, though.

What's new in version 12.2.2.8012

Version 12.2.2.7036: Improved Migrated virtually all HTTP URLs to HTTPs, Folder Protection.Fixed Uninstallation & Installation failed, Https website filtering no longer works on Chrome 78, Chrome crashes in Containment, CIS USB error, Uninstallation of Comodo KillSwitch and Cleaning Essentials, Freezes in Win10 build.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
April 27, 2020
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Version
12.2.2.8012
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows Vista, Windows 7
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
661,815
Downloads Last Week
19

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3/5

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Developer's Description

Detect and destroy malware and viruses.
Comodo Antivirus is a free security solution for Windows that uses a powerful combination of antivirus, sandboxing and behavior analysis to quickly protect your computer from known and unknown malware. Our real-time scanner constantly monitors your computer for threats, protecting your from the moment you start Windows. Our AV is also the most accurate around because we scan files with our fast, cloud-based servers. These contain the very latest virus blacklists, so you don't have to download updates before you receive protection against newly discovered threats. But did you know traditional antivirus software can only detect around 40% of the viruses in circulation? Comodo Antivirus protects you against the other 60% by automatically isolating all unknown files in a secure container called the sandbox. The sandbox is a security hardened environment for unknown applications (those that are neither definitely safe nor definitely malware). Applications in the sandbox run under a carefully selected set of privileges and write to a virtual file system and registry. Put simply, zero-day malware is locked away from your data instead of being allowed to run amok as it would in other antiviruses. So our auto-sandbox provides unrivalled protection against zero-day threats, but what do we do to test the behavior of these files? Enter Viruscope. Viruscope is an advanced behavior analysis technology that monitors sandboxed processes and alerts you if they take actions that could threaten your security. It uses a sophisticated set of behavior 'recognizers' to determine whether or not the actions of a file in the sandbox are malicious.