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Thoughts About Comodo Internet Security?


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#1 Sightless

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

Just put it on my laptop running Windows 8. I can see somewhat of a system impact, but to me, the HIPS protection is worth it.

Opinions? I know Comodo did something questionable regarding security or something in the past.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

Hi -
Full or partial Comodo suite - Meaning Antivirus / Firewall combination ??

Not sure of all their past "problems" or "questionable activities", but it seems to generally be a very good system -

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:38 PM

I went ahead and put the AV/Firewall on it. I know the Windows firewall is adequate, but I wanted to experiment.

I read a few years ago that Comodo had made a questionable decision when it came to something, but I can't remember what <_<

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

The only "bad thing" is to be sure you Reject the Hot Surf add-on tool bar at download -
Most other items relate back to 2008, or there abouts -

EDIT - Did you get this offer ??
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:15 PM

Oh I know all about add-ons and toolbars.

I am running the free version actually. But I did get offered to buy it for $30 off at some point (maybe before downloading?)

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:56 AM

I agree about HIPS protection - Comodo's Defense+ is awesome, but I'm not so keen on the anti virus component of CIS. For me a better combination is Comodo Firewall with Defense+ enabled but without the anti virus, plus Avast 7 free anti virus. You still get COMODO'S HIPS protection but with a considerably better anti virus. I've been using the Avast/Comodo combo for about 18 months and it's the best security package I've ever used, free or paid, and not a sniff of any malware (as far as I know anyway).

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

I run Avast on my desktop, I'm sort of experimenting with Comodo on my laptop. I used to use their firewall w/ HIPS enabled years ago, thought I'd give their AV a chance.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

There was an unexplained cannot initialize update error when I installed Comodo AV in Win XP after a month of testing. Though Comodo have the auto-update feature running in the background, the Comodo's logo icon was always in orange/caution level that a full scan and update is needed which breaks the automatic update features. The sandbox feature is either good/strict or bad/intrusive depending on the users view of this technology. The boot time effect atleast on a Win XP system is still unknown but after going back to Avast, gave me back the desired loading times a bit faster. It still looks more of a BETA version or maybe prefers a newer Windows OS(?) since I have not tried it in Windows 7.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

I would say I always thought the firewall we the best.. Has a bit of a learning curve to it tho'
Not a fan of the AV.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

I went ahead and put the AV/Firewall on it. I know the Windows firewall is adequate, but I wanted to experiment.

I read a few years ago that Comodo had made a questionable decision when it came to something, but I can't remember what <_<



They've gotten in trouble for giving digital certificates for malware infested sites or something of another I think it was. Also within the last year or two I believe they had an issue with one of their 3rd parties that had their signing systems compromised by reusing the same password.

Here's a search link to Steven's blog with tons of things on Comodo supporting the bad guys.

http://hphosts.blogspot.com/search?q=comodo

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:45 PM


I went ahead and put the AV/Firewall on it. I know the Windows firewall is adequate, but I wanted to experiment.

I read a few years ago that Comodo had made a questionable decision when it came to something, but I can't remember what <_<



They've gotten in trouble for giving digital certificates for malware infested sites or something of another I think it was. Also within the last year or two I believe they had an issue with one of their 3rd parties that had their signing systems compromised by reusing the same password.

Here's a search link to Steven's blog with tons of things on Comodo supporting the bad guys.

http://hphosts.blogspot.com/search?q=comodo


Ah! That's what it was. The digital certificate fiasco. Thanks for that :)

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

You're welcome. :)

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

Just put it on my laptop running Windows 8. I can see somewhat of a system impact, but to me, the HIPS protection is worth it.

Opinions? I know Comodo did something questionable regarding security or something in the past.


I think Comodo is a great suite because it offers a layered protection (AV, FW, HIPS, Sandbox). Maybe not the best for total beginners because of the hips prompts, but indeed a great suite. In fact, a security setup that i used for a long time was Comodo, Avira free and Sandboxie.




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