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10 Jan 2010   #21

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
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.
As always, thanks Corrine - exactly what I'm looking for

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10 Jan 2010   #22

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

...and also Corrine I note from one of your other links (on that same excellent blog) a link to Kerio which also seems an excellent alternative.

Free Firewall Software ? Sunbelt Personal Firewall
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27 Jan 2010   #23

Windows 7
 
 

I have never knowing used a comodo product but I have a COMODO Certification Authority certificate in the Trusted Root store of my local computer. Can/should it be removed?
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19 Feb 2011   #24

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I've had no problems with Comodo products.

I've been using the Firewall and Antivirus since the beta versions and really only experienced problems during those stages, which was to be expected since they were in beta.

IF anyone had problems with their software, well I'm sorry to hear that. They've came out with A LOT of new stuff since I was in the Antivirus and Firewall beta testing, in a short period of time, and it's no surprise people were having some serious issues since most of their products are still in development as we speak.

The current Firewall/Antivirus security suite is fantastic though. I've tried a lot of security programs and this release is with out a doubt the best I've ever used.. Most the bugs are gone, it's easier to use, it has a much better interface and more security and customization options. But I will agree the only down side to the software is it's ease of use, to get the full use out of it would require an experienced user of Comodo products or someone who understands Internet security well enough.

I'm not a fan boy or anything, but I've been using Comodo products since 2007 and I've had no major issues at all. Everyone has their personal tastes and preference, and I will go through the tedious security popups and etc from Comodo any day than have my system infected with lord knows how much junk there is on the interwebs today.

Rule of thumb, don't use software in development and beta stages on your primary computer. Most the things people are complaining about here regarding Comodo, have been addressed many times in the Comodo community.
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19 Feb 2011   #25

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

I briefly road tested the Comodo firewall on my computer but I didn't like it (it made programs (photoshopCS2 etc) not run anymore and I found it overly complex in areas.) It seems like I made a good choice in sticking with the built-in Window's Firewall.
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19 Feb 2011   #26

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lost Colonist View Post
I briefly road tested the Comodo firewall on my computer but I didn't like it (it made programs (photoshopCS2 etc) not run anymore and I found it overly complex in areas.) It seems like I made a good choice in sticking with the built-in Window's Firewall.
Yeah you have to define programs as safe so that Defense + won't block it, and so that it won't run in the Sandbox which partially limits access.

You need some type of firewall, don't have to use Comodo Firewall but I wouldn't recommend using Windows Firewall as your primary.
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20 Feb 2011   #27

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Windows 7 firewall set to public is plenty strong, especially if you are behind a router firewall already. No need for an overly complicated third party firewall.
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20 Feb 2011   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

CIS 5.3 is easier to use than previous versions, and even this is being improved upon.
Btw, check out Matousec's ProActive Security Challenge
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20 Feb 2011   #29
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Windows 7 Pro. 64 Bit + Back|Track 5 (Both Updated)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jebuchanan View Post
CIS 5.3 is easier to use than previous versions, and even this is being improved upon.
Btw, check out Matousec's ProActive Security Challenge
Than you "jebuchanan" for that link, I've lost it some time a go. Though, haven't found much of change except from Bitdefender's great jusmp in top 9. From extremely poor score of 2% to a very good 86%, wow that's some improvement here. Anyway, I've been using Comodo's Firewall for last 4 years & haven't got problem with any of it's pop-ups OR experienced any other issues. Just giving me best of security under the most vulnerable OS platform .
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26 Apr 2011   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Version 6.1 Build 7601: Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi guys, my first post. I want to come right out and say I am polite to a fault. But I am direct and I don't have a whole lot of time for invalid positions or malicious (whether by intent or by ignorance) 'advice' either.

As a result, my posting offends those who are guilty of the above. I neither apologise for their offence in advance, nor do I value 'offence' (as a concept) at all. It's a tool used by people who hold indefensible positions, who assert illogical claims; and the entire 'offence' construct should be eliminated from society (because there is nothing more offensive, than wrongdoers or those who are unwilling to justify or argue their positions with dignity...claiming to be 'offended', in their attempts to silence / censor dignified and polite arguments and questions and evidence.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matt2488 View Post
Rule of thumb, don't use software in development and beta stages on your primary computer. Most the things people are complaining about here regarding Comodo, have been addressed many times in the Comodo community.
Here's another rule of thumb: Don't use software products created by a company which sells it's SSL certificate to malware distributors.

And claiming that wrongdoing has been discussed extensively within the community of wrongdoers and their customers...as a justification for discussing it no longer; is about as illogical a statement one can possibly make.

I'm about to show you why your argument is outrageous, in the next sentence I write.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Creer View Post
Comodo has been caught selling its popular SSL certificate to malware distributors/scan websites.
Thank you, Creer - had I been aware of that, I would have saved myself a whole stack of trauma. The reason I was not aware of that, was partly due to the oh-so-prevalent attitude so evident in Matt's illogical, yet expressed as if they were otherwise, 'frustrations' above.

Mountains of trauma
. nb. Comodo did not trigger it, they merely added to it. I suspect (I have no proof beyond logical and justified suspicion), that they did so maliciously. Not that intent is worth a rat's carcass, to the victim - of course.

I paid for a service which made clearly false claims about the ability (*lack of*) possessed by their (non) geeks:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Comodo GeekBuddy
Imagine a world where you could have any PC problem – from a nasty virus to a temperamental printer – fixed remotely by a friendly expert, available 24/7 with a single mouse-click! Well imagine no more, because GeekBuddy is here.
The guy knew squat. The guy was rude. He was insulting. He wasted my time, refused to answer my polite, direct questions. He refused my dozen requests that he pass me on to someone who had the answers.

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I repaid him in 1/10th kind. I insisted Comodo change their lying claim on the website so that other unknowing victims like myself would not be fraudulently trapped in the future. Of course, the lies remain advertised unchanged.

To be fair to Comodo when they don't really deserve it, I was able to cancel my payment for their (non) service. I was not reimbursed for my wasted time however. Nor for the carnage that followed, from my stupidity in not immediately eradicating every trace of their software from my systems.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Comodo sucks.
Dont mince words on us Dinesh ... tell us what you really think about Comodo??
If I were to tell you what I really think about Comodo, I would likely 'offend' some delicate sensibilities. So I am limited to understatement for the sake of decorum, and concur with Dinesh; Comodo SUCKS!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
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.
You are correct about the entire certificate chaos (which is basically a ridiculous joke) being the real issue.

You are incorrect in your outrageously incorrect assessment on the 'validity' of discussing an issue of a software manufacturer (who tricks people into giving them THAT level of access to their systems) being caught selling their certificates to malware distributors.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
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 couldn´t believe it, so i decided to run the tests a second time, which gave the same results.

do NOT use ESET´s 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.
I agree with you on ESET. I just uninstalled them after...well, if you're interested you can take a look for yourself I guess. I do a hof rant at the end, stolen courtesy of Aaron Sorkin (aka god).

As for Comodo, I have no doubt they are capable of doing the job they are paid to do. The fact that, in some glaring instances, they seem to be unable to do so...is kind of the entire issue innit?

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This industry is filthy corrupt.
And yes, of course the people who would be 'offended' by such a claim are those profiting from the corruption.


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