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CCAV 2019
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shmu26

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The truth is that I feel lucky with Comodo, everyone says it has mistakes and I do not doubt, but it does not affect me for years. :)
There is somebody in another thread who is trying to find himself the lightest combo. He decided to use Webroot and Cylance. I feel bad for him, because Comodo firewall is as light as can be, and is 100 times stronger protection. And it's free.
 

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I guess I will end up either with a comodo FW or Forticlient with tweaked settings + OSArmor. I'm bored with Comodo, so I will try FC + NVTOSA.

How is its performance impact on the system btw?

If you are referring to F-C, it's light on the system except during scans with the exception of the GUI. It's like the Avast GUI...very heavy. But with F-C and the config tweaks, I don't find much need for opening the GUI anyway. Don't mind the scanning being a little bit heavy. It was me who scheduled them, so...

You might feel a little bit bare without a sandbox, but no doubt for me, F-C with its web filtering and a-v is strong. This is as long as @Slyguy's a-v hardening is in place:


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Comodo was great until Windows 7, but it gives headache to many people on Windows 10.
If you like default-deny, just use @Andy Ful Hard_Configurator and add whatever AV you like.
Comodo Firewall in CS settings is also the simplest default-deny protection on all Windows versions not supported by MS (Windows Vista, Windows 8, and some old Windows 10 compilations). No Windows updates = no Comodo problems. I would also recommend disabling updates to the new Comodo versions, which can sometimes crash the old systems. The user should also consider switching to SUA + marking script Interpretes as Unsafe + removing most vendors from TVL.
 

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genuine Question: if Comodo Cloud AV sandboxes every file it does not recognise & monitors its behaviour too - why use anything else if this is free? - why even bother using a layered protection or even their paid-for products?

browsers can be automatically ran inside a sandbox (ie Sandboxie)
Default Deny (VoodooShield)
with added virus detection & removal.

its essentially a lockdown AV & its free - its a close to 100% as any AV out there would be - or am i mistaken here?
 
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shmu26

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genuine Question: if Comodo Cloud AV sandboxes every file it does not recognise & monitors its behaviour too - why use anything else if this is free? - why even bother using a layered protection or even their paid-for products?

browsers can be automatically ran inside a sandbox (ie Sandboxie)
Default Deny (VoodooShield)
with added virus detection & removal.

its essentially a lockdown AV & its free - its a close to 100% as any AV out there would be - or am i mistaken here?
1 The autosandbox function of CCAV is essentially the same as that of Comodo Firewall in Proactive config. (Please note that Comodo Firewall is a free product.) Autosandbox is good protection for file-based malware, whether you use CCAV or CFW.

2 The behavior monitoring of both products is weak and not to be relied on.

3 Autosandbox is like default/deny. So you don't need Voodooshield.

4 A modern, updated browser does not need to be sandboxed, and furthermore, sandboxing it will not help very much against today's browser exploits. But if you want to sandbox it, you can do that with CFW, you don't need Sandboxie.

5 CCAV is buggier and heavier than Comodo Firewall, and it provides less protection and less configuration possibilities. But it is more compatible with other security software.
 

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I had made a test with CAV (not CCAV), and I found its detection is very fast. But I didn’t like the detection ratio though.

Malwares are were from the thezoo/ytswf github page. I had scanned 175 executable files and the results were like that:

Qihoo 360: 100
With Bitdefender/Avira sig. : 105-106
Webroot: 120
Comodo: 80-90
Win Defender: 50-60

I don’t remember the exact number though.