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Windows 7: Dark side of COMODO...


26 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 
Dark side of COMODO...

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Comodo is a popular name in the software business. Comodo provides multiple free, and excellent, products for home users including, but not limited to, the award winning Comodo Firewall (now bundled with Comodo Internet Security). Comodo has also recently become a big name in multiple front-page controversies including the issuance of its SSL security certificates to known malware distributors/scam websites and a row with Softpedia over the inclusion of a third party toolbar in their software. For those that don't know I will do a quick recap for you:
Comodo has been caught selling its popular SSL certificate to malware distributors/scan websites. Now in Comodo's defense, whenever a malware distributor/scan website which has Comodo's certificate is brought to their attention, they remove it; furthermore the purpose of the SSL certificate, technically, is not to verify the contents of the website but rather to verify how secure it is to buy from (the irony). However the question of why Comodo is repeatedly selling the certificates to known malware distributors/scam websites (there have been cases where a website with the same exact layout, interface, and "product" except different name has been issued a certificate even though their earlier one was revoked) is still a significant one and still an on going issue.
Softpedia, once upon a time, labeled Comodo Internet Security as "malware" because CIS included SafeSurf, an optional third party toolbar considered to be malware by Softpedia. Of course Comodo did not like that, so they tried to get Softpedia to remove the label. Softpedia, standing by their high standards, refused. So in the end the result was (is) Comodo Internet Security was (is) removed from Softpedia's download database.
Full article:
Paying a price to use free software: the dark side of Comodo products | Headline | dotTech [.org]


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26 Sep 2009   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Comodo sucks.
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26 Sep 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Comodo sucks.
Dont mince words on us Dinesh ... tell us what you really think about Comodo??
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26 Sep 2009   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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??
The AV engine is very poor in terms of on-access protection. The firewall will keep throwing pop ups at you every 15-20 secs wanting your action. When i tried to update Comodo internet security, it was stuck at 30% for a long time. The Interface is complex. NOT RECOMMENDED.
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26 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
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??
The AV engine is very poor in terms of on-access protection. The firewall will keep throwing pop ups at you every 15-20 secs wanting your action. When i tried to update Comodo internet security, it was stuck at 30% for a long time. The Interface is complex. NOT RECOMMENDED.
Another thing... They still don't fix issue with their HIPS implemented in Defense+ module. This HIPS can give not clearly information about running actions in your system for example in Conficker aka Kido case (Information from OA vs information from Comodo Defense+:
Wilders Security Forums - View Single Post - Downadup/ Conficker worm versus HIPS

This issue is well known Comodo stuff for months but they do nothing with it...
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26 Sep 2009   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Creer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post

Dont mince words on us Dinesh ... tell us what you really think about Comodo??
The AV engine is very poor in terms of on-access protection. The firewall will keep throwing pop ups at you every 15-20 secs wanting your action. When i tried to update Comodo internet security, it was stuck at 30% for a long time. The Interface is complex. NOT RECOMMENDED.
Another thing... They still don't fix issue with their HIPS implemented in Defense+ module. This HIPS can give not clearly information about running actions in your system for example in Conficker aka Kido case (Information from OA vs information from Comodo Defense+:
Wilders Security Forums - View Single Post - Downadup/ Conficker worm versus HIPS

This issue is well known Comodo stuff for months but they do nothing with it...
Good find.
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26 Sep 2009   #7

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

Everybody has their own preferences. I use Comodo's firewall and Defense Plus, but not their AV on two machines, and Windows 7 firewall on the other. All are running MSE for AV.

Since I've been using Comodo for a few years, I'm comfortable with the interface, more so that with the Windows firewall. (The number of alerts popping up is probably more a function of Defense Plus than the firewall. Interesting article on taming this - How to Tame Comodo Defense+ Without Disabling It)

I've been trying out the Windows 7 firewall, and without the Windows 7 Firewall Controller, I didn't see any alerts and no popups asking about blocking outgoing, benign programs like MS Media Player, which I do want to block. (default Windows firewall settings).

Like I said, different strokes...

I'm going to give On Line Armor's free version a shot on one of my machines to see if there's a better solution.
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27 Sep 2009   #8

 

Comodo (and anyone else that partners with Ask) will not be on my machines anymore. Been well over a year an a half since I allowed anything partnered with Ask, and I will keep it that.
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27 Sep 2009   #9

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Comodo (and anyone else that partners with Ask) will not be on my machines anymore. Been well over a year an a half since I allowed anything partnered with Ask, and I will keep it that.
Once i installed nero and NOD 32 detected it as a trojan. then after more research i found out that it was the Ask toolbar within nero which was detected as a harmful item.
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27 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

I am also against the inclusion of the Ask toolbar - which is why I never choose to install it
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