Q&A How many MT users are using COMODO security products?

Are you a COMODO user?

  • Yes

    Votes: 77 45.0%
  • I have tried Comodo, however I'm not using it

    Votes: 77 45.0%
  • No, I have never tried a Comodo product

    Votes: 17 9.9%

  • Total voters
    171
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#41
I use CF on one of my PC. It's fine there. I almost don't use that PC now.

On my main PC it just cannot install - detects its remnants from previous installations. I tried several times that terrible procedure "Most Effective Way to Reinstall/Update CIS..." with no avail. Now I'm happy user of products other than Comodo.
 
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#42
Never tried a Comodo product. It's not a bad product in the slightest just comfortable with my basic config for my computer. :)
Little did I know that after I tried Comodo Firewall it would have been the worst program I have seen in my life. Never trying it again, makes Malwarebytes 3.0 seem stable and fast.
 
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#45
Oh, and there is one tweak that I do and never mention (trivial, really). In the Sandbox settings I untick the "Do Not Virtualize access to" setting. This will protect the Downloads folder from ransomware.
? just checked: my "do not virtualize access to" were already unticked, so you may have mentioned it somewhere ;) or it's a default setting, as I started using CF@cruel_comodo about 2 months ago, and immediately used your settings after I installed it. Never looked back. :D:D
 
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pablozi

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? just checked: my "do not virtualize access to" were already unticked, so you may have mentioned it somewhere ;) or it's a default setting, as I started using CF@cruel_comodo about 2 months ago, and immediately used your settings after I installed it. Never looked back. :D:D
I believe it has been shown in the origial settings video.

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I was right: 8:05
 
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#49
Comodo firewall user since about 2008 or 2009. Sandboxie user since the same time. Without Comodo firewall and Sandboxie i would feel myself naked. Avast is for the first line of defense.:) And I Would like to add that if some software is not compatible with Sandboxie, for me that software is no no number 1 (like Kaspersky or Dr.Web) and if some antivirus is not compatible with Comodo is a second no no (like Kaspersky, Panda etc) .
 
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#50
I use CF on one of my PC. It's fine there. I almost don't use that PC now.

On my main PC it just cannot install - detects its remnants from previous installations. I tried several times that terrible procedure "Most Effective Way to Reinstall/Update CIS..." with no avail. Now I'm happy user of products other than Comodo.
Solarlynx, i had that problems with installing the newest version of comodo. After all problems: I downloaded Comodo 7 offline installer. Installed it. Updated it to ver 8. After updated to ver 10. No problems. What product you are using now?
 

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#51
Comodo Firewall since v10. Tempted to go to CIS, but Qihoo with Bitdefender engine and its clever tricks underneath keeps me from trying it.

Anyone using Comodo for awhile ever considered deleting self created rules and starting over? Think I might be at this point now. Keep noticing little things about what CF does with alert allows and I kind of feel like seeing if can develop a more logical rules strategy. Ex. maybe I can run auto-contain set to Limited rather than Restricted->fewer sandbox "Ignore rules" and less "Unrecognized" files being turned into "Trusted" from an allow or unblock.
 
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#52
I find Comodo very good ,not any worse than other free products out there.For example Bitdefender free very heavy and does not play well with other security products.Qihoo since they started ads in their products have gone downhill with protection and resources are high.Panda is a hard drive driven nightmare continual disk usage.Not saying these products are awful ,just that each one like Comodo have there problems.
 
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#53
Little did I know that after I tried Comodo Firewall it would have been the worst program I have seen in my life. Never trying it again, makes Malwarebytes 3.0 seem stable and fast.
Does Malwarebytes have a firewall? MABM has the best PUA and antifake protection in the industry. And It has a good antiexploit and antiransomware protection. Comodo has it all by isolating all ,,unknown". The problem is how to set Comodo -that is true. For me - now problem. Fallow cruelsister's suggestions. With the best regards. I hope You won't be offended by my comment ( I understand English very good, but my writing and speaking are very bad).:)
 
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#54
Comodo Firewall since v10. Tempted to go to CIS, but Qihoo with Bitdefender engine and its clever tricks underneath keeps me from trying it.

Anyone using Comodo for awhile ever considered deleting self created rules and starting over? Think I might be at this point now. Keep noticing little things about what CF does with alert allows and I kind of feel like seeing if can develop a more logical rules strategy. Ex. maybe I can run auto-contain set to Limited rather than Restricted->fewer sandbox "Ignore rules" and less "Unrecognized" files being turned into "Trusted" from an allow or unblock.
Qihoo (with bit and avira enabled) and comodo very good protection, but I was afraid of frying my laptop. I went back to Avast. Still i think that comodo+Qihoo is the best protection( add to them Sandboxie or use browsers under supervision of comodo containment via right click or widget). Once i had even worse case: maybe 3 or 4 years ago Comodo on my wifes PC started to block everything (even task manager). Maybe it was an infection. What concerns deleting self creating rules, i noticed it, but it was related with: I disabled (after i have installed) Hips, and maybe 2 or 3 days later I enabled hips it was asking about programs that i have already have used before ( or something like this).
 
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#55
RejZor- Totally forget about the AV-Valkyrie nonsense! The strength of the product is the auto-sandbox which is superb. If you consider the people responsible for the product dopes, why should you care? It doesn't detract from the protection and you aren't going to marry them. Just make believe the AV, Valkyrie, HUPS, the forum, and the CEO do not exist.

Oh, and there is one tweak that I do and never mention (trivial, really). In the Sandbox settings I untick the "Do Not Virtualize access to" setting. This will protect the Downloads folder from ransomware.

I like the part about "your're not going to marry them" AND "Do not fertilize access to settinhs".
 

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#56
OK I have a scenario for you guys. Maybe I can explain this. There are other options that I don't mention, but the point is to show that answering to alerts in a certain way yields fantastic results from HIPS.

My Choices:
Auto-Contain->On->Limited (I want to see malware fail :) )
HIPS->Safe Mode->also "Do not create rules for safe applications" helps

So here is the scenario. Run new "Unrecognized" app->Opens in container and decent chance app might be functional enough to use, yet changes will remain in the container. So far no trust has been created in the files list so HIPS will function as desired->Use app and it invokes some child process->HIPS alerts about the new "Unrecognized" (usually) starting and asks should the process be allowed. Here is the key. I was making it an allowed process or whatever if I knew what it was, but that deactivates HIPS AND I believe turns the process from "Unrecognized" to "Trusted" in files list. OK, for me, this is a big mistake, but it's easy to miss this. Even it this doesn't raise the trust rating, it's far better to never except in the case of an installer designate an "Unrecongized" file anything like "Windows" or "Allowed" etc. I mean even if you wrote the script yourself. What if someone wrote malware that overwrote your script (auto-find .bats and inject malware or whatever). OK the reason not to do this is that, if you don't make a blanket designation of an app that turns off HIPS, the "Unrecognized" parent process you started and that started the new process will automatically use the "Exclusions" dialog in HIPS to record each child process it starts. OK, so the single exclusion means that I can collect exclusions over time for the program and make sure it doesn't step outside the ones I allow. So then if someday it wants to use cmd.exe or something I can choose Block and "Remember choice" and a block exclusion will be created so that the functionality will be auto-blocked.

This is powerful. I think it only really fully works with Auto-contain set to on. I could be wrong about that. It's hard to test every possibility, but look through your HIPS rules and see if you have alot of "Allowed application" and "Windows application" type rules or anything other than Custom. Delete the Non-custom rules and start over for those processes. Finally, when you get a HIPS alert (other than an installer...you should designate this an installer), the seguence to use is just STRAIGHT allow and then "Remember this choice" or STRAIGHT block and "Remember this choice".

Hope any of this makes sense. In theory, you could set up Explorer.exe to create an exclusion for the first HIPS rule for each app you open from Start Menu or from a folder. Not that it matters or that Explorer.exe is all that important to control that way (it's safe), but you can easily watch over individual processes by staying away from the non-custom HIPS rules and collect those allow and block exclusions to keep "Unrecognized" in the cage. Yes, programs that seem good can contain malware too. :)
 

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#57
CF 10 has practically no impact on my system at CS settings. I back it up with VS (free), up to date Windows, plus steer clear of dodgy stuff. In my opinion it's perfect for me.
 

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#58
Hello,

I would like to make a few quick questions about comodo

1/ How many of you are really using comodo (CIS, CF, CCAV)?
2/ what settings are you using? Minimal tweaks or many tweaks? Could you please share it? How stable and how annoying are they?
3/ What should I change other than CS's settings on her video?
1- I was a heavy user of Comodo since v3 , loved it , was almost a fanboy , and when i discovered that they can't manage to fix a 10+ years old bug making rules to disappear out-of-the-blue , i ditched it and replaced it by anti-exes and SRPs.

2- My config (for v8 ) at that time is there: Comodo Internet Security Setup/configuration thread (Setting Only) shouldn't be much different than the actual version, just some setting's names changed)

3- don't copy other config blindly, learn to use your soft based on your system and needs, then adjust accordingly.
 
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#59
currently using CCAV in both pc, so at least for me it is a good product, they have improved a lot... i had some issues with audio driver but they fixed, along with some other stuff.

The signatures are average, the same applies to valkyre -it may take some time for valkyre to process a file, and there are some times that react fast-, so for regular user, who doesnt do that much stuff online, it is an excellent option. Auto sandbox, is the main feature here -it works perfect-

I may guess that they are putting more effort on CCAV and ISE than the normal CAV or CAF, since they are fixing bugs -with CCAV- faster than the others...
 
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#60
Solarlynx, i had that problems with installing the newest version of comodo. After all problems: I downloaded Comodo 7 offline installer. Installed it. Updated it to ver 8. After updated to ver 10. No problems. What product you are using now?
Thanx, I'll try your procedure with ver.7 to ver 10. I'll see. As usually I play with various combos. For now I use ZoneAlarm free AV (it includes FW) + Emsisoft AM + MalwarebytesAntiExploit. It's for the first time I installed ZA AV+FW, before that I tried only ZA FW. ZA has nice Application Control, you can use it as anti-executable.