Comodo Firewall is your first layer of defense against viruses, malware, worms, Trojans, hackers, and all Internet threats. In order to prevent threats from occurring, rather than just detecting them when it's already too late, Comodo's Firewall utilizes unique Default Deny Protection. When a file or application knocks on your PC's door, Comodo Firewall is able to access a safe list of over 15 million files and applications that are known to be PC-friendly.
Reviewing 5.10.228257.2253 (Nov 30, 2012)
the fire wall it's self is pretty good useing 3 megs of ram windows 7 64 bit but! it now comes with alot of bloat like Geek buddy and some Dragon crap 93 megs for a firewall tells you to get ready to de-bloat ounce that is done the fire wall is easy to configure set
Reviewing 5.10.228257.2253 (Jul 22, 2012)
84,750 kb???? No thanks. I've switched to Windows Firewall Control. Just 500kb, less memory overhead and uses Windows 7 native firewall. Nice piece of sotware.
Reviewing 5.10.228257.2253 (Apr 17, 2012)
Really a great firewall. I use it for a very long time now on windows 7 64.
the firewall part in highest protection mode will let you create any rule you want.
there's a mode for people who don't like to control the all trafic on their machine and let the firewall decide to allow trusted applications.
There is also the famous Defense+ with the sandbox to complete a very high level of protection. If you decide not to use the sandbox and do not chose to treath unrecognized files as blocked (impossible to run any file wich is not is the comodo trusted list or if you didn't add it as tusted file), so if you chose the Defense+ detection, you'll know everything about a program activity from the first operation to try to run on the system (if you allow it) to the last and then the program is loaded into the memory. that's interesting to see how a program is coded and wich dll it's uses, wich process it calls, if it creates files or modify the registry, that's how we can detect a malicious file by it's actions it will try to execute, malware activity is always easy to guess, trying to find a way to take control over the system. so even if the scanner is not able to detect the danger, the defense+ will show you that it's easier to bypass a scanner than a HIPS, and with the sandox, you just have to set the unknown files as blocked and it will become very hard to be corrupted. anyway, it's better to add a scanner that is working fine with comodo FW like kaspersky or you can use the comodo scanner.
Comodo Firewall is really the best security tool you can get on windows, the fact that it's a freeware doesnt change anything on the quality of this program. it's hard to for comodo competitors to fight as sharewares as there's nothing that is better than comodo Firewall, if so ? wich Firewall is as good ? for real, not a fan reason, Comodo Firewall is the best for a long time now !
oh yes and i forgot the cloud with the firewall and the community that is very helpfull. and the team coders are very reactive to fix bug or issue.
and if you're not good with computer security, you can buy an online service 24h/24 365days, and a technician will help you remotely to fix your system for any problem you'll have, about virus or about your system working bad.
Reviewing 5.5.195786.1382 (Nov 12, 2011)
New version 5.89.21 is out. This has long ago pulled past Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro, Comodo's only significant firewall competition. It is now a polished piece of software without peer in terms of software firewall competition. For newbies, I highly recommend Gizmo's installation guide: http://www.techsupportal...all-comodo-firewall.htm
Reviewing 5.5.195786.1382 (Jul 6, 2011)
Best out there!
Reviewing 5.4.57996.1354 (May 6, 2011)
Is it still connecting to 'the cloud' ? If so it will not be used by me.
Reviewing 5.3.50343.1237 (May 5, 2011)
I is OK for 32 bit BUT it has nothing but bugs and slowness in 64 bit
I will never use it for 64 bit again
Reviewing 5.3.45685.1236 (Jan 31, 2011)
It has protected me for a long time!
Reviewing 5.3.43550.1216 (Jan 1, 2011)
Now no longer complains "your system is not protected" and shows an error icon in the systray when you disable their godawful Defense+ sysbloat feature and install only the firewall, they have listened to the complaints on that one,
BUT ITS STILL ENABLED IN THE BACKGROUND
Comodo, listen to your users FULLY and respect their wishes.
For the SLIGHT improvement (basically making sure you dont get an error or error icon in the systray - which is a TINY fix, to a problem that should never existed btw - just lazy and bad programming) when only installing the firewall AND the fact it now doesnt kill my wireless card again (it may come back next update, it seems to disappear and reappear with version updates), i give it a 1
Funny that Fileforum lists this new version, but Comodo doesnt show it on the product page, so maybe laziness is a corporate feature at Comodo.....
I wish i had a copy of the original firewall ONLY, much better than this kludge
Reviewing 5.0.32580.1142 (Nov 4, 2010)
Online solutions security suite, imo, is a MUCH better fw but it's not free as is this. Since a pc can be attacked in many different ways, monitoing just the network is not a complete solution FYI. That is why it will install in FW mode ONLY and WILL activate the extra defense features. Easy enough to turn off because the fw with all it's features on is a true pita.
Install in fw only mode with your router unplugged so it won't use the dumba** cloud feature. Remove all the 'trusted' (NOT) softwares aside from MS basics. Block explorer, msiexec, dwwin. drwatson, and all the error reporting garbage. Uncheck the update option and remove comodo from the network security policy altogether. In defense, make sure to uncheck the cloud features as well and it will play nice as long as you don't let it monitor every possible process. I even add comodo's own running exe's to be blocked for any outgoing traffic. Works fine so far.
Matousec places it at the top of the list for security. I guess they must be lying too? DOUBT IT (where are all the links pointing to all the errors BTW??)
If you been around since punchcards, your lacking a fw is nobodies fault but your own. Enterprise grade fw's that do a hell of a lot more than comodo can be had for nothing provided you give them their own pc. If you are trying to give a fw solution to people that can't handle a pc all that well, don't blame the fw idiot.
I have some minor complaints for the cloud bs and the (YOUR) trusted list bs plus the gui could be a A LOT better, but it does work and it is tested to be top-notch so not that much to complain about really for FREE.
Oh yeah, it doesn't import configurations AT ALL so don't even bother thinking you can update it and then import your previous config.
Reviewing 5.0.32580.1142 (Nov 3, 2010)
Mate, ive been around since punchcards, i do actually know what im doing on a PC :)
The same errors (particularly the v4 removal of wireless LAN adapters, and the profile trashing on uninstall) were experienced by quite a number of people and it was mentioned in the forums...
Speaking fo the forums, are you trying to say that Comodo forums are full of sugar and spice and all things nice, all positive feedback? Seriously, you must be looking at a different Comodo forum than the rest of us, its almost entirely bug reports and errors, whereas before, when there was just a FIREWALL and no bloat, there were helpful user guides and the community helping each other with useful articles. Take a look at it now...
They've steadfastly refused to do what long term users, and i was one of them from the very early days, want and return to just a pure firewall product without all the bloat (and therefore errors)
Until they see the light (and im not holding my breath here) im avoiding them like the plague and advising clients and friends against ever installing Comodo products.
Pity theres no 0 on fileforum....
Reviewing 5.0.32580.1142 (Nov 2, 2010)
I've used Comodo since v3 and have never experienced nor read in forums about the kind of problem you describe. I would attribute it to user error.
That said, I still like v4 best... v5 has some issues.
Reviewing 5.0.163652.1142 (Oct 6, 2010)
v4 used to kill (actually REMOVE) my wireless lan adapter, and then as a bonus when i went to remove it it would delete my user profile. This used to happen to plenty of people....
v5 well for a start even IF you select only firewall, you STILL get crap you didnt opt for like the pointless Defense+ (HIPS), if i want to use HIPS ill install a dedicated app for that thanks, such as i do for antivirus. So anyways i deselected Defense+ which SEEMED fine, but there was an exclamation point in the systray which reported the app wasnt working properly. I contacted Comodo and ran the diagnostics which stated there was NOTHING wrong with my install, Comodo then advised that you HAVE to have Defense+ turned on and aussured me this would clear up the error...and IT DID NOT
I went back *again* to my paid firewall of choice.
If the rumours are true that they will charge for it, then good luck, its gotten so bloated and poorly coded that its not what it used to be when it was just a f@#king firewall which is what any of the original users like me had up to the end of v3....
Solid 1, its rubbish and bloatware and misleading in its install options, badly supported, avoid...
Reviewing 5.0.163652.1142 (Oct 6, 2010)
Good firewall, easy yet a lot of options to tweak.
But Defense+ heavily slow down installation processes.
Reviewing 5.0.163652.1142 (Oct 6, 2010)
Not true. You can turn off the updater as well the cloud scan is an option. You can even block it from allowing all of it's executables from accessing the net with it's own rulesets (and it still works fine btw)
If they make it a pay program, all the more reason to switch to linux sooner than later.
My only gripe is after using the builtin updater the about box did not change.
As far as forum posts stating that comodo can't be trusted I find none that state the cloud can not be turned off. It seems to be somewhat an open and very informative forum that combined with the rest of their pay products does not need to compromise the free fw for any reason that I can see.
If you know of these posts then you should link them here.
I don't care for the whitelist that it comes with and delete all of it myself but some may find it very useful I'm sure.
Reviewing 5.0.163652.1142 (Oct 5, 2010)
Don't be fooled, even though it says "Comodo Firewall" you will basically download and start the same installer as the full suite. You will be allowed to select the component you want to use, but as has been confirmed in their forums, you will never be able to deactivate the cloud part so the product will always try to make outgoing connections.
If you can live with that, it's a good product.
Reviewing 5.0 (Sep 28, 2010)
soon you will have to pay for this
see the forum's
Comodo is going to change to a $$ subscribtion
Reviewing 5.0 (Sep 15, 2010)
jorgosch, thats general description for Internet security solution which includes firewall and AV.
Been using 5 since beta. No issues what so ever. Just today did a clean install as adviced and no issues again! Rock solid product from a great company.
Reviewing 5.0 (Sep 14, 2010)
* Install the Antivirus as a standalone
* Install the Firewall as a standalone
* Install both Firewall and Antivirus
This also is misleading as hell. It is basically the same firewall as before EXACTLY with an updated gui and now red pimply looking tray icon. It asks the same questions as before on install and none of them have anything to do with av. The cloud checking is easily turned off under defense+ exe control settings and the comodo "approved software" list is still included unfortunately.
The gui itself seems to have had some improvements thank you very much.
Closing v4 which does not update to this, results in a seamless upgrade on reboot. It also has configuration backup now which I can't recall seeing in the last version ??.
In the last version if you actually tried using the sandbox it created a virtual folder that was spelled vritual-lol. Talk about security, that alone would stump anyone.
Reviewing 5.0 (Sep 14, 2010)
Haven't upgraded from v4 yet, but I'm asking myself... since when does a firewall protect from viruses? Something is fishy about the product description.
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