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Windows 7: Dark side of COMODO...

27 Sep 2009   #11
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Okay Im not a COMODO fanboy or anything but for starters the Ask toolbar was removed and its been removed for a while.
Ive used COMODO, I actually used their security suit with AntiVirus until I got eset and never had any problems. If you know how to use it, great! If not, forget it. COMODO needs to be configured right to work well.

The AntiVirus is pretty good, MUCH better than avast (No offense) as it picked up a LOT of objects avast missed (This was version 3.9).
Also, COMODO is resource-friendly. The internet security suit with settings on high, firewall, Defense+ and AntiVirus took less than 15MB of RAM for me.

And btw, this is old news, as its been discussed in COMODO forums MANY times. The Admin stated that their doing something against it. Remember, COMODO is free. They gotta make money some how, but giving SSL certificates to malware sites is just a horrible and un-acceptable behavior, especially from COMODO.

I myself use Secure DNS on my router and never had any problems with it though.

If anyones looking for a good replacement for COMODO firewall, try one of theses.
http://www.eset.com/smartsecurity/ (NOT free, Use of their antivirus required)
Windows Firewall (Basic, easy-to-use protection against hackers)
PC Tools Firewall Plus - Free Firewall Download (FREE) My favorite for a free firewall



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27 Sep 2009   #12
johngalt

 

I beg to differ.

Check out this thread over at Calendar of Updates - it is 8 pages long, and yes, fanboys on both sides are going to point to only one or two posts - Calendar of Updates: Windows, Security Updates and Software Help

Also, check out Calendar of Updates: Windows, Security Updates and Software Help
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27 Sep 2009   #13
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Comodo has some vocal opponents, there seem to be two or three who work to fire up the crowd on "issues".

The cert. issue is not really valid, and most people who post about is do admit, at some point, that Comodo is faster deleting bogus sites than Verisign. The real issue there is the type of cert. and the way they are cuurently handled.

The add-in toolbar issue is also bogus, unless you can't read and decide what to do when the accept box asks to install.

I suppose there are folks who will beef about the offer to put in secure DNS IPs too.

You can't please everyone all the time, or convince most people that something is either good or bad.

My advice is to pick something you like from trial and error or the reviews, and go with it.
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09 Jan 2010   #14
7mm

Windows 7 Pro. 64 Bit + Back|Track 5 (Both Updated)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
Okay Im not a COMODO fanboy or anything but for starters the Ask toolbar was removed and its been removed for a while.
Ive used COMODO, I actually used their security suit with AntiVirus until I got eset and never had any problems. If you know how to use it, great! If not, forget it. COMODO needs to be configured right to work well.
The AntiVirus is pretty good, MUCH better than avast (No offense) as it picked up a LOT of objects avast missed (This was version 3.9).
Also, COMODO is resource-friendly. The internet security suit with settings on high, firewall, Defense+ and AntiVirus took less than 15MB of RAM for me.
And btw, this is old news, as its been discussed in COMODO forums MANY times. The Admin stated that their doing something against it. Remember, COMODO is free. They gotta make money some how, but giving SSL certificates to malware sites is just a horrible and un-acceptable behavior, especially from COMODO.
I myself use Secure DNS on my router and never had any problems with it though.
If anyones looking for a good replacement for COMODO firewall, try one of theses.
Firewall, Antivirus, Antispam: ESET Smart Security Has It All (NOT free, Use of their antivirus required)
Windows Firewall (Basic, easy-to-use protection against hackers)
PC Tools Firewall Plus - Free Firewall Download (FREE) My favorite for a free firewall
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Comodo has some vocal opponents, there seem to be two or three who work to fire up the crowd on "issues".
The cert. issue is not really valid, and most people who post about is do admit, at some point, that Comodo is faster deleting bogus sites than Verisign. The real issue there is the type of cert. and the way they are cuurently handled.
The add-in toolbar issue is also bogus, unless you can't read and decide what to do when the accept box asks to install.
I suppose there are folks who will beef about the offer to put in secure DNS IPs too.
You can't please everyone all the time, or convince most people that something is either good or bad.
My advice is to pick something you like from trial and error or the reviews, and go with it.
Humm..., looks like we've got thread that's just mixed bag in the end. I'm not sure about the Certificates as I've never used them. As just a user, all I care is how the installed software works (Good / Bad). And for that matter I care about what they specialized in, Firewall. Just check this Firewall Shootout, including Security Suites from major players.
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09 Jan 2010   #15
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

May I just ask, given the controversy around Comodo firewall, can anyone recommend an absolute freeware and tried and trusted Firewall for XP (I know the firewall for W7 is a huge improvement). Thanks.
Anyone agree with below or can offer alternatives; much appreciated.
Quote:
If anyones looking for a good replacement for COMODO firewall, try one of theses.
Firewall, Antivirus, Antispam: ESET Smart Security Has It All (NOT free, Use of their antivirus required)
Windows Firewall (Basic, easy-to-use protection against hackers)
PC Tools Firewall Plus - Free Firewall Download (FREE) My favorite for a free firewall
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09 Jan 2010   #16
GeorgeB

Windows 7
 
 

I downloaded Comodo Time Machine(free) and it destroyed my system. Will never download anything from Comodo again.

I had a very bad experience using the software.
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09 Jan 2010   #17
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

manhunter2826: The only two free-for-personal-use firewalls I recommend are Online Armor and Outpost:


Having had personal experience with the CEO of Comodo, I want nothing to do with any of that company's products.
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09 Jan 2010   #18
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
If anyones looking for a good replacement for COMODO firewall, try one of theses.
Firewall, Antivirus, Antispam: ESET Smart Security Has It All (NOT free, Use of their antivirus required)
Windows Firewall (Basic, easy-to-use protection against hackers)
PC Tools Firewall Plus - Free Firewall Download (FREE) My favorite for a free firewall
ESET ???

gamepro127: take a REALLY good look at Results and comments - www.matousec.com

ESET is #27 on that list ! (#9 from the BOTTOM...)

i have tested some firewalls, the results with ESET was so bad that i couldnīt believe it,
so i decided to run the tests a second time, which gave the same results.

do NOT use ESETīs firewall if you want protection !

i use Comodo right now, because it has a very good protection, 100% score at Matousec,
and it also blocks all unwanted OUTGOING connections.
in fact, it was the only firewall of those tested that really blocked.

if you want a really good FREE firewall, but not Comodo,
then i suggest one of those at the top of the list: PC-Tools, OnlineArmor, Outpost.
i have not used PC-Tools as itīs earlier versions had some problems with Firefox, but now that it also has a 100% score, iīm considering trying it, just because of this toolbar-crap etc. with Comodo.

i have used OnlineArmor (earlier version), it had some problems on W7, but worked well on Vista.
i know Outpost works well on W7, itīs also a lot easier to configure than Comodo, so itīs a good suggestion for normal users.
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09 Jan 2010   #19
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I also use comodo, and it has been working for me better than norton ever did.
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09 Jan 2010   #20
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi yadielfeliciano !

good to hear it works, since i recommended it for you.

but if you and others (not referring to previous posts) take a good look at the subject for this thread &
also read through previous posts, you might see that itīs about why you should NOT use Comodo.

to all members: PLEASE do *NOT* turn this into yet another "Best firewall"-thread !

we have enough of those already....
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