Software
Comodo internet security: https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php
Installation
4.00 star(s)
Installation Feedback
installation simple;
additional software like browser and extra protection from other programs comodo (does not interfere with your computer);
you can change your home page if you click without reading the message or popup (this allows the distribution of freeware versions,but it is optional)
Interface (UI)
4.00 star(s)
Interface Feedback
interface simple and easy access;
Usability
5.00 star(s)
Usability Feedback
compared to other products, at least in my case that I use since 2006. I never had any problems!
Performance and System Impact
4.00 star(s)
Performance and System Impact Feedback
the program is light and very easy to configure;
standard protection protects very well;
The first update takes a little time;
installation and uninstalling is simple (not bad);
Protection
5.00 star(s)
Protection Feedback
Program protect against ransomware, trojans, spywares;
Firewall excellent protection;
Containment or sandboxing very good!
Real-time file system protection
5.00 star(s)
Internet Surf protection
5.00 star(s)
Proactive Intrusion protection
5.00 star(s)
Network protection
5.00 star(s)
Pros
  1. It's a free software
  2. Lots of great features
  3. Low impact on system resources
  4. Highly configurable
  5. Easy to use
  6. Ransomware protection
  7. Strong and reliable protection
  8. Blocks even brand new malware
  9. Effective malicious URL blocking
  10. Effective malware removal
  11. Well designed, clear interface
  12. Multiple layers of protection
Cons
  1. Scans can be rather slow
Software installed on computer
More than 1 year
Computer Specifications
Requirement:
windows 7 with updates KB4474419 and KB3033929 installed, windows 8 and windows 10
2 gigas RAM;
CPU pentium
Recommended for
  1. All types of users
  2. Device is shared by family members
  3. Banking or other financial activity
Overall Rating
5.00 star(s)
Disclaimer
  1. Any views or opinions expressed are that of the member giving the information and may be subjective.
    This software may behave differently on your device.

    We encourage you to compare these opinions with others and take informed decisions on what security products to use.
    Before buying a product you should consider factors such as price, ease of use, compatibility, and support. Installing a free trial version allows an antivirus to be tested in everyday use before purchase.

Cortex

Level 23
Verified
I used it for a while & quite some headway, unfortunately I have other things to do with my life & keyboard & gave up for something that worked reliably - Last time I used it was last year & there was a lot to like on the flip side it was more annoying than one of my sister-in-laws & as unpredictable.
 

show-Zi

Level 26
Verified
After reading about Comodo more, I've now determined that I don't love Comodo more than my dog.

In fact, I don't like Comodo at all anymore.

I now hate Comodo.
Name your dog 'comodo' and the problem will go away.:)
You can't expect to be able to spot scammers who pretend to be postmen, but they'll be monitoring your entry and exit at the front door. The dog being trained will continue to bark, so please soothe it well.🐶
 

koloveli

Level 2
High cpu usage? Sure, if you are using a toaster as computer.
And the other things are irrelevant.
You only need Hips, Sandbox and the Firewall. Period.

@koloveli Are you from Comodo, dev or something?
CPU usage It is not high;
most of the reported bugs are due to functions or improvements ...
setting or config : proactive security;
I'm just a user, a fan and a beta tester.
Comodo protects me since 2006, before being a fan or beta test.
I only share what I believe or won't hurt anyone ;)
 

Cortex

Level 23
Verified
CPU usage It is not high;
most of the reported bugs are due to functions or improvements ...
setting or config : proactive security;
I'm just a user, a fan and a beta tester.
Comodo protects me since 2006, before being a fan or beta test.
I only share what I believe or won't hurt anyone ;)
And you are fully entitled to your opinion, most comments on this forum are just opinion, we all like different things for various reasons :)
 

hexam

Level 1
interestingly I have been using it since 2006 and I have never had any infection problems.
Most of the reported bugs are superficial or as I always test, they are requests for improvements and not errors that compromise your security 😉

I can confirm this.
I have never had a malware infection, do online banking, configure comodo - proactive according to my needs based on cruelsister's suggestions. I also had problems with new versions but now everything runs smoothly with 7036 - and that with a still beta version.
If you don't want to deal with comodo in more detail, simply choose proactive internet security.
I have different configurations for different areas of application.
I don't even have problems like those mentioned in the comodo forum. A protection software that is completely successful for me and yes, with too many setting options for some, which can lead to confusion and problems if you do it wrong. But there are the original configurations.
No reason for me to use other software after so many, many years of really excellent protection.

EDIT: Yes, I'm from comodo as a simple user for more then 10 years - not more!
If there are once any problems due to security reasons, I would leave comodo.
 
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Mahesh Sudula

Level 17
Verified
Comodo concept here is totally wrong..instead of relying on proactive Behavior mechanisms they isolate each n evry file in sandbox ..and say PROTECTION ..this is how we work.

Instead of blacklisting the files based on hashes n Behavior they do SAND BOXING.

Extreme poor Signatures, almost non existent web level n Phishing detection-->the gateway of threats.

Paid version is rubbish..atleast no better than free version.

Sand boxing enviornment is different from catching threats in real world enviornment.

Sued several times by Microsoft n Google by issuing thousand of Security authenticated certificates to the C class vendors..no proper back ground check.

No technical upgrades..forums r filled with fan boys...un reliable decade old HIPS ...extreme poor whitelisting database...
FREE that's it...but that's not enough to score

Isolation enviornment..to defend against threats ??..with 100%✓ effectiveness..
OH COME ON !!!!....it is a Pain
 

Chuck57

Level 4
Verified
Used Comodo off and on since they began offering their firewall, and was never infected or had a problem. That ended with v6914 which was a disaster, followed by other disasters. I removed it from my computer and said I'd never use it again, which with me means I might if they get the thing fixed.

I will argue with anyone about Comodo's high CPU or memory usage. Firewall on my laptop used no CPU and only 20 - 25 MB RAM, light and no noticeable slowdowns. I haven't used the antivirus because with the firewall properly configured you don't need it.

Nothing is invincible, and I'm sure there are things that can beat Comodo FW no matter how tight you configure it, but Comodo is arguably perhaps the strongest firewall on the market when properly configured, and it's free. And, I feel myself wanting to give it another chance. lol

Their antivirus is a different story in the various tests. In the real world, the couple or three people I'm aware of who use Comodo AV say it works fine and has protected them, and they swear by it. I can only take their word that it works. I've never used it, and 2 or 3 people isn't enough to make a statement.
 

show-Zi

Level 26
Verified
Regarding the topic of comodo, the presence of the firewall is too large, so the evaluation of the entire sweets and the evaluation of fw tend to be confused.

When expressed as "cis ⁼ fw + hips + sd + av"
the impression is that poor av is perceived as a bottleneck.
 

Chuck57

Level 4
Verified
Regarding the topic of comodo, the presence of the firewall is too large, so the evaluation of the entire sweets and the evaluation of fw tend to be confused.

When expressed as "cis ⁼ fw + hips + sd + av"
the impression is that poor av is perceived as a bottleneck.

I think you're correct, because the Firewall is the power behind the entire suite. In tests, the antivirus is abysmal. In the real world, based on only a couple or three people I've talked to, it seems to do well for them. But, I have never used the antivirus to be able to comment.

Properly set up, and I use Cruelsister's settings except keep the HIPS active, the firewall/sandbox/HIPS has never failed me, even before I saw Meghan's video. I don't have Comodo on my laptop at the moment, but probably will soon. I always seem to return to it, even after threatening to dump it forever.
 
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show-Zi

Level 26
Verified
I think you're correct, because the Firewall is the power behind the entire suite. In tests, the antivirus is abysmal. In the real word, based on only a couple or three people I've talked to, it seems to do well for them. But, I have never used the antivirus to be able to comment.

Properly set up, and I use Cruelsister's settings except keep the HIPS active, the firewall/sandbox/HIPS has never failed me, even before I saw Meghan's video. I don't have Comodo on my laptop at the moment, but probably will soon. I always seem to return to it, even after threatening to dump it forever.
I didn't find any benefit of actively introducing comodo av.
I thank comodo for configuring fw to be used separately from cis.;)
 

roger_m

Level 30
Verified
Content Creator
I was running Comodo Firewall for a while and had no issues and would consider using it again. I had all the extra features disabled, so it was running only as a firewall. For example, I did not want to use the sandbox. However, when I tested their antivirus, I found it to be very buggy.
 

JoyousBudweiser

Level 9
Verified
I used comodo for about 18 to 20 years to secure my systems. I am not saying that it was all bed of roses, had my share of problems, teething issues and such. But it never let me down and I have never had an infectious system at all. Comodo often forgets the principle that " if it ain't broken don't try to fix it" and the all hell breaks loose after that. If you are sitting at home and have nothing else to do, fixing these issues are fun but on the other hand if it's a production machine, you are doomed..all you want is to finish your work and go home, anything prevents you from doing that are a curse to you. I am sorry to say sometimes comodo is just that "curse".
 

Chuck57

Level 4
Verified
The best way to use Comodo is to wait for a month after a new release. Then, check their forum and see how many complaints. Remember there will always be some because some people just should not be permitted to download or upgrade anything. If it looks good, then upgrade, or install the FW or suite.
 
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