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#1 stidyup

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 08:48 AM

http://www.antivirus.comodo.com/

Eliminates ALL known Viruses, Worms and Trojans from desktops and networks

Comodo Antivirus

* Detects and eliminates viruses from desktops and networks
* Constantly protects with real-time On Access scanning online
* Proactive Heuristic analysis intercepts unknown threats
* Daily, automatic updates of virus definitions
* Isolates suspicious files in quarantine preventing infection
* Simple to use: install and forget

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I've been using there firewall which seems OK, but today found that they have a free AV product as well although I've not tried it.

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 01:26 PM

Hopefully you will try the AV and let us know how you like the interface, how frequently it updates, the resources it requires, and how it ranks with other AVs you have used.
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Edited by jgweed, 10 May 2006 - 01:26 PM.

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 02:35 PM

It's website and information look valid, but something raises an alert in my head... the part being it claims to detect all viruses, worms, and trojans and is absolutely free and doesn't have a paid version seems kind of odd. Oh well, since there are no rogue anti-virus programs (that I know of) I can't prove or dis-prove my suspicions. Like jgweed said, please tell us what you think of it and how it compares to other AV products.
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Posted 10 May 2006 - 03:35 PM

Comodo Support forum

They do have a support forum, so I doubt that they are a rouge company, but it does seem strange that they can offer so many products for free.

If I can get a test PC I may do a quick install and see what it's like.

However regarding the ad claims on NOD's website they have this:

NOD32 has the best detection in the industry, and protects against 95% more new and evolving threats than McAfee, Symantec and Trend Micro (AV-Comparatives.org)


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No product is 100% effective, any ad should be taken with a pinch of salt, maybe it does meet the "in the wild" challange. As this is fairly new I can't find anyone who's done any tests with it. Even if I do install it I don't have a virus test set to see how good it is.

Edited by stidyup, 10 May 2006 - 03:43 PM.


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Posted 10 May 2006 - 03:39 PM

Trustix ring a bell?
Comodo's old virus prog was Trustix, which was a licensed version of Kaspersky.
Been watching this for awhile.

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 03:46 PM

On another forum, I've been told the Comodo AV has got it's own self developed engine.

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 03:57 PM

comodo is a brand new product.
The virus defs have been written from the ground up.
Just pointing out it's "roots" to anyone thinking it's not legit, it is.

Edited by HitSquad, 10 May 2006 - 04:00 PM.


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Posted 10 May 2006 - 04:06 PM

Sweet! A free variation of Kaspersky. It should be good.
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Posted 10 May 2006 - 04:13 PM

Sweet! A free variation of Kaspersky

I liked Kaspersky too.
Unfortunetly, it's not related as Trustix was.
This thing is all brand new. We can only hope as good. :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 04:21 AM

I've just had a quick play with this on a test PC, took an image and then installed it.

It's got a very nice and simply GUI, installed very quickly on a P4 3ghz.

Did a quick scan on a clean install of XP with various programmes installed, size on hdd was about 5gb and it scanned the contents in 5.38. After I restored the original image I installed McAfee Enterprise V8.0i AV and that scanned the same PC/files in 5.16. So Comodo seems very quick for a first effort at building a AV scanner.

There doesn't appear to be any command line utilities with the program.

Out of the 2 test virus's I have it found them both, but then they are at least a year old so I would have expected them to detect them, but it's hardly a comprehensive test.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 10:00 AM

Thanks for the "quick test," Stidyup. Especially since this appears to be a relatively new application without established "credentials," all the information we can get about it will help. Until more is known about it, I would not recommend any member simply switch to it if a better-known AV is available.
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 06:49 PM

Comodo owns Trustix Linux, known among sys admins to be one
of the most secure server operating systems right out of the box.

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 06:45 AM

Wilders Security Thread

Comodo Anti-Virus: Savior or Devil In Disguise?




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