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How to configure COMODO internet security for optimal use with utorrent


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#1 helpMeBrigade

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:46 AM


What is/are the best setting for COMODO INTERNET SECURITY for it to allow utorrent to perform its task seamlessly.

Edit: Moved topic from Tutorials to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 11:05 PM

I don't use COMODO so I will let others who do address configuration.

However, I can tell you that using any torrent, or peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing program (i.e. Limewire, eMule, Kontiki, BitTorrent, BitComet, uTorrent, BitLord, BearShare, Azureus/Vuze) is a security risk which can make your system susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, and exposure of personal information. File sharing networks are thoroughly infected and infested with malware according to Senior Virus Analyst, Norman ASA.

The reason for this is that file sharing relies on its members giving and gaining unfettered access to computers across the P2P network. This practice can make you vulnerable to data and identity theft, system infection and remote access exploit by attackers who can take control of your computer without your knowledge. Even if you change the risky default settings to a safer configuration, downloading files from an anonymous source increases your exposure to infection because the files you are downloading may actually contain a disguised threat. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install malware. Many malicious worms and Trojans, such as the Storm Worm, target and spread across P2P files sharing networks because of their known vulnerabilities. In some instances the infection may cause so much damage to your system that recovery is not possible and a Repair Install will NOT help!. In those cases, the only option is to wipe your drive, reformat and reinstall the OS.

Even the safest P2P file sharing programs that do not contain bundled spyware, still expose you to risks because of the very nature of the P2P file sharing process. By default, most P2P file sharing programs are configured to automatically launch at startup. They are also configured to allow other P2P users on the same network open access to a shared directory on your computer. The best way to eliminate these risks is to avoid using P2P applications.
Using such programs or browsing torrent sites is almost a guaranteed way to get yourself infected!!
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Posted 25 December 2010 - 01:34 AM

smörgåsbord of malware infections


Err... is this what you mean? Smörgåsbord - Wikipedia O.O

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 03:54 AM

Firewall Tutorial for Utorrent with Comodo Internet Security
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Posted 25 December 2010 - 09:21 AM

Smörgåsbord = a variety, assortment, mixture of something...as it applies to P2P programs, meaning different types of malware, not food.
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Posted 25 December 2010 - 01:03 PM

You folks are probably right, though Utorrent isn't as bad as the files sent over are moderated, and most malware is caught prior to users reaching for it. And if you want to be smarter, scan the file before clicking on it! That's what I do. But I do have my good friend twilightsinger3 for teaching me this stuff. It's thanks to her that I had the guts to install Utorrent.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 02:37 PM

And if you want to be smarter, scan the file before clicking on it!


I would like to know how to do that.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 10:42 AM

After downloading but BEFORE opening the files, check files with for example your realtime Antivirus

But the best thing to do is to NOT download anything thru bittorrent with uTorrent. Then you are always safe from that!

Edited by KarstenHansen, 27 December 2010 - 10:43 AM.





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