Comodo BOClean 4.27 for Windows

by Comodo Group, Inc.

Avg. Rating 3.6 (96 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.8 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 27,412
Publisher Comodo Group, Inc.
Homepage Comodo BOClean

Publisher's Description

Comodo BOClean protects you against a full spectrum of malware, automatically removing these programs from memory, your hard disk and your registry without the need to reboot or drop your internet connection. It safely neutralizes these threats instantly without any risk of damage to your files or computer. It is designed for central administration in network environments and can be customized in a number of ways. It can also be hidden on a desktop to protect against tampering by end users. Because it is automatic and runs in the background, there is no need to depend on user training or vigilance to secure your network. It is also excellent for individual users and "home" networks. It will shut down an intrusion long before the person on the other end has a chance to so much as "ping" the victim's machine, much less start grabbing data. When an intrusion occurs, it will stop it instantly. No other security program from any other manufacturer works this way.

Latest Reviews

Sammo

Sammo reviewed v4.27 on Nov 3, 2008

I used to use ThreatFire until it destroyed several good apps along with an actual threat whenever it found them. Now I use BOClean which has never killed good apps along with the bad stuff it catches.

AlphaBetaGamma

AlphaBetaGamma reviewed v4.27 on Jul 19, 2008

I have used BOClean on and off for years, from back in its early days as a paid version. It has never caused me any real problems. On the other hand, I run in a limited user account and don't install suspicious programs, so it never catches anything either. But it is a nice backup, and I see no reason not to use it, especially since it is free. It doesn't slow anything down in my 2.4 GHz P4 under WinXP SP3. I am running avast! Pro also with no conflicts.

betasun

betasun reviewed v4.27 on Jul 19, 2008

Pointless at all .

Bull

Bull reviewed v4.27 on Jul 19, 2008

I don't trust anything Comodo related.
This is no exception, it makes your system slow, and it doesn't give any security in return.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v4.27 on Jul 18, 2008

Yes, I'm sure that's what s/he meant, idiot. Nice post. And to think, sometimes genuinely helpful reviews get deleted around here.

This thing is indeed a piece of garbage. By default, it will blow away your Winsock registry settings and your "downloaded program files" directory contents, even when it flags a false positive.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v4.26 on Apr 28, 2008

"Always"? Don't you mean: "Ever since I was up late one night drinking Ny-Quil in my mommy's basement, trolling around BetaNews?"

why hello there

why hello there reviewed v4.26 on Apr 27, 2008

I always knew and stated what a digital turd BOClean was, but the list of those in agreement was a short one, because of the fanboy user base and the complete lack of a trial version. I find it funny how many people agree NOW, given that more people are able to try it.

Someone

Someone reviewed v4.26 on Apr 26, 2008

Simple fact is that no matter what anti-virus or adware/spyware program you use, you will always be playing catch-up ball. No program, as things stand now can be developed that anticipate future attacks. The best defense is to just plain old common sense: don't open email that you don't know the sender, don't go to questionable sites and don't download programs unless you are assured that they are safe.

Yes, have a decent firewall, anti-virus, and adware/spyware programs but use common sense. In the end that is the best defense.

As far as this program it is average like most of these programs. nothing more-nothing less.

mfarmilo

mfarmilo reviewed v4.26 on Apr 25, 2008

Good program generally, although I too have seen a couple of false positives. One of those blocked a system file of all things.

My main gripe really is that each time a new version of the program is released, it has to be manually downloaded, the old version uninstalled, the machine rebooted, then the new version installed. So although autoupdates are carried out daily, that doesn't extend to the main program. So that limits the user base to those capable of carrying out the above tasks in the right sequence. I know many home users who, if they were using the old version, would happily carry on using it until it dropped, blissfully unaware that it had been superceded by an update.

irv4oh

irv4oh reviewed v4.25 on Apr 17, 2008

Some testimonials of Comodo BOClean praise it for finding malware their antivirus missed. Well, after it shut down a program I myself made because it said it was a trojan, I wonder if the malware BOClean finds are too often false positives. I believe Comodo should provide data on the risk of false positives and otherwise improve BOClean's sensitivity.

Avg. Rating 3.6 (96 votes)
Your Rating
Sammo

Sammo reviewed v4.27 on Nov 3, 2008

I used to use ThreatFire until it destroyed several good apps along with an actual threat whenever it found them. Now I use BOClean which has never killed good apps along with the bad stuff it catches.

AlphaBetaGamma

AlphaBetaGamma reviewed v4.27 on Jul 19, 2008

I have used BOClean on and off for years, from back in its early days as a paid version. It has never caused me any real problems. On the other hand, I run in a limited user account and don't install suspicious programs, so it never catches anything either. But it is a nice backup, and I see no reason not to use it, especially since it is free. It doesn't slow anything down in my 2.4 GHz P4 under WinXP SP3. I am running avast! Pro also with no conflicts.

betasun

betasun reviewed v4.27 on Jul 19, 2008

Pointless at all .

Bull

Bull reviewed v4.27 on Jul 19, 2008

I don't trust anything Comodo related.
This is no exception, it makes your system slow, and it doesn't give any security in return.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v4.27 on Jul 18, 2008

Yes, I'm sure that's what s/he meant, idiot. Nice post. And to think, sometimes genuinely helpful reviews get deleted around here.

This thing is indeed a piece of garbage. By default, it will blow away your Winsock registry settings and your "downloaded program files" directory contents, even when it flags a false positive.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v4.26 on Apr 28, 2008

"Always"? Don't you mean: "Ever since I was up late one night drinking Ny-Quil in my mommy's basement, trolling around BetaNews?"

why hello there

why hello there reviewed v4.26 on Apr 27, 2008

I always knew and stated what a digital turd BOClean was, but the list of those in agreement was a short one, because of the fanboy user base and the complete lack of a trial version. I find it funny how many people agree NOW, given that more people are able to try it.

Someone reviewed v4.26 on Apr 26, 2008

Simple fact is that no matter what anti-virus or adware/spyware program you use, you will always be playing catch-up ball. No program, as things stand now can be developed that anticipate future attacks. The best defense is to just plain old common sense: don't open email that you don't know the sender, don't go to questionable sites and don't download programs unless you are assured that they are safe.

Yes, have a decent firewall, anti-virus, and adware/spyware programs but use common sense. In the end that is the best defense.

As far as this program it is average like most of these programs. nothing more-nothing less.

mfarmilo

mfarmilo reviewed v4.26 on Apr 25, 2008

Good program generally, although I too have seen a couple of false positives. One of those blocked a system file of all things.

My main gripe really is that each time a new version of the program is released, it has to be manually downloaded, the old version uninstalled, the machine rebooted, then the new version installed. So although autoupdates are carried out daily, that doesn't extend to the main program. So that limits the user base to those capable of carrying out the above tasks in the right sequence. I know many home users who, if they were using the old version, would happily carry on using it until it dropped, blissfully unaware that it had been superceded by an update.

irv4oh

irv4oh reviewed v4.25 on Apr 17, 2008

Some testimonials of Comodo BOClean praise it for finding malware their antivirus missed. Well, after it shut down a program I myself made because it said it was a trojan, I wonder if the malware BOClean finds are too often false positives. I believe Comodo should provide data on the risk of false positives and otherwise improve BOClean's sensitivity.

gismo409

gismo409 reviewed v4.25 on Mar 6, 2008

It's a Great Product, works well~

lotherius

lotherius reviewed v4.25 on Feb 27, 2008

Seems to miss some common trojans im my test as well.

In its defense, most programs are falling down on the job these days. Few are able to find and identify trojans and other TRUE malware anymore - usually all they can find are the well-known adware type programs.

The type of torjans/malware that hackers are using to steal passwords, zombie the PC, etc, change their signatures and methods way too quickly for this type of software to detect.

The only protection is to not get the software on your system in the first place. I've started using a VMWare session to run anything even close to questionable.

Nighted

Nighted reviewed v4.25 on Feb 22, 2008

It's funny how people rate things based on other's opinions opposed to personal experience and then pass it off as empirical! Anyway, that's another topic/diatribe.

I decided I'd try this program myself. I've successfully infected myself with a common trojan, Agobot with BOClean running. BOClean's list of "Covered Malware" claims it is aware of Agobot yet it does nothing as the trojan easily installs, executes itself and creates registry keys.

UNACCEPTABLE.

wox

wox reviewed v4.25 on Dec 22, 2007

Does what it says, doesn't hog memory, and just works.
I have yet to see it find anything, but my system is running nice and smooth so there's no reason to suspect that my box is not clean.

xanderzone365

xanderzone365 reviewed v4.25 on Nov 14, 2007

useful

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