Comodo Aquires BoClean!

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by Mele20, Mar 28, 2007.

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  1. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    I only used Comodo Firewall for a brief time. But considered it to be a good product. (Free or not consider the actual quality of the program first).

    To all the many who think that Comodo is a really great Firewall and there are many I know I get around. :shifty:

    Don't you think it speaks volumns of good for BOClean product that Comodo people want this marriage. I do! ;)

    CJsDad, thanks for the link...another useful insite into what is happening and the thought processes of those involved.
     
  2. Mele20

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    Sure...but what if it is the other way around? Comodo was the worst firewall I have ever tried. I won't touch the free BoClean because I am sure Comodo will screw it up also. I don't need a program I can't configure before it runs and that locks the computer so badly on reboot after installing the program that I have to resort to the button on the tower. That is a gigantic no-no and Comodo is just a junk bunch of upstarts that just want to sell their certs. Anything that conflicts with PG is an awful application in my book and that is what their firewall does. It just boggles my mind that a firewall would start to run before the user was given a chance to configure it. I understand Kevin and Nancy's need to sell...but to the worst possible people? UGH.
     
  3. Coolio10

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    I dont understand you? Why do you keep bashing comodo firewall? Everyone has hated a piece of software sometime but you just keep mentioning it. If i didnt like the firewall i would just so i didnt like it but in tests its obviously proven to be the safest. I can see someone hating it if it damaged their system in some way. The firewall team listens to users via the wishlist and Melih himself sometimes updates it! The firewall team gives updates for comodo firewall around every 2 months, thats triple most of those shareware firewall companies.

    You might say im just one of those fanboys but at first i also thought the firewall was bad but since v2 its been great. The only thing i want more is automatic rule creation to make it beginner friendly.

    And when you say worst possible people? You say norton, mcafee, microsoft! All those companies would remove it for less competition and they could steal the engine and rebrand it under Norton anti-trojan and make you pay twice the regular amount.

    You may not like their product but you could atleast respect them for making all their products free. Also process guard works similarly as comodo firewall. The only reason they conflict is the behaviour blocker, so in other words Comodo was just taking place of process guard, i bet all you had to do was turn off one of the modules. If that didnt fix it it still doesnt mean it will stay a bug forever.

    Also do you know that the firewall wasnt made as long ago as some big companies like Norton, Mcafee yet still beats them down at leaktests? I think thats a big achievement.
     
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  4. Pedro

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    So you had conflicts (for the first time, a program or two were conflicting on your pc), and you can't configure it before running it (a pain to disconnect the cable until you feel comfortable). Next you're going to refer to modules you don't like (and can disable). Even if you don't want anything but a packet filter, you can do it with Comodo (using the network monitor, and disabling all else).

    I never had serious problems with Comodo. Disabling dll injection (there's some bug that wastes resourses at the moment) makes it the lightest FW i've seen. Sure there must be other lighter FWs, but i didn't test that many.

    Point is, it's a good FW until some valid arguements are brought to my attention. A conflict in your machine who knows when and if it's been fixed, does not provide reasoning to dismiss it. I think you should reconsider such harsh words (unless you met them in person, and something personal...).
    Sorry, my opinion, very honest opinion. The same Kevin you like is the one who says everything is ok.
     
  5. monsunami

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    As a gamer, Comodo is probably the most compatable "FREE" firewall for my computer. Some games require some anti-hack (punkbuster, gameguard, etc.) that would hose my system when using any other firewall than comodo. They even have a thread on their forums to make sure if anyone has problems with gaming compatibility. It is pretty light on my computer and configurable. The only problem I have encountered is logging issues but that is pretty much it.
     
  6. Seishin

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    You starting to behave like a troll that like to hang out in security forums. Stop your whingeing, if you don't like Comodo don't use it and period. I had compatibility issues in the past with other software and never started bashing those products in public and looking down on them.

    Easy to criticise but not so easy to create and let alone give it for free.

    Why don't you start a Mele Firewall? See how you go.

    Grow up!
     
  7. Seishin

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    Well, everything in my machine is FREE (except my router) and so far so good. Did you know that most Linux distros are free as well?

    Can't believe this nonsense.
     
  8. Chubb

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    Just read the daily BOClean e-mail update notice and found the following:

    Not sure if this was included in previous update notice.
     
  9. Blackcat

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    Yep, I saw this in my daily update e-mail about a week ago ;)
    I do not see any logic in this statement.
     
  10. flimbag

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    So

    I have no experience of Comodo or any of their products (aside from a free cert to secure my email, IIRC) until I started reading this thread.

    A couple of days ago, I downloaded their free backup facility. I hated the fact that it also installed a special Comodo launcher before it would run, but then as soon as I did run it, Windows XP BSOD'ed, complaining that a driver was trying to write to a protected kernel area.

    This experience has made me somewhat disinclined to try out any of Comodo's other offerings.

    The free cert was excellent though
     
  11. Coolio10

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    Yes, comodo products are known to give BSOD's, once i installed CAVS v1 it caused a BSOD which was easy to fix just by uninstalling it. I am willing to try CAVS again but only after its out of beta.
     
  12. Blackcat

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    It still does not follow that BOClean will show the same problems. Kevin, apparently, will still be in charge of his program and this is good enough for me; being a satisfied BOClean user for over 4 years now.
     
  13. mercurie

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    Yes, that is my understanding too. Further more I also understand that you will be able to keep BOClean totally seperate with out having to go with Comodo products.

    Having said all of this I will now "sin" :ouch: and say if things do not work out. I know where I will go next. AVG Suite. It is my backup plan. Always have a plan B my friends. ;)

    EDIT: Flimbag said: "I hated the fact that it also installed a special Comodo launcher..."

    Yes, I forgot about that. I too did not care for the launcher. :p
     
  14. EASTER.2010

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    Anyone care to gamble on an exact day the new Comodo BoClean will hit the public server for download?

    If you ask me, they shot off at the lip a little too early in their tentative mentioning or imaginary conjecture of releasing it for public consumption last week. So here we go into week #2 after that announcement of a release and the clock is still ticking.
     
  15. ronjor

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    Several off topic posts removed.

    It's best not to speculate on release dates concerning software programs. In my experience, projected release dates are missed more often than made.
     
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  16. Perman

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    Hi, folks: Business acquisition often does not looks as simple as money and ownership exchanges. Especially, BOClean has had a N.Y. Court ruling haning over their head. Until that legal obligations are met and then perhaps there is a good chance to see its rebirth. Let's hope that day will come much sooner than expected.
     
  17. flimbag

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    I agree that it doesn't follow. My point was that, given past Comodo offerings, a wait and see scepticism is far from illogical.
     
  18. trjam

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    I know Kevin and Comodo are working hard and we will all soon reap the rewards, and I hope both of them do to. This is one product that has a loyal following and secure detection history. I am waiting to, but Kevin knows best.:)
     
  19. EASTER.2010

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    Understood ronjor and although it could be interpreted and perceived as encouraging speculation, i really meant it to lighten the sting of anticipation. At any rate BoClean will no doubt get plenty of scrutiny and not just speculation when it finally is released and put to the test by users.

    Good Day
     
  20. extratime

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    Last I read the Comodo/BoClean forum the delay is two-fold:
    - Main problem is getting the Vista certification done. Apparently this is a huge bureaucratic headache and is one of the reasons PSC finally sold out to a company with more resources.
    - Minor changes to the GUI, rebranding the product as Comodo-BoClean.

    Be patient I think the free version will be out in a couple of weeks.
     
  21. trjam

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    Looks like Comodo is shooting for the middle of next week to have BoClean ready for release.
     
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    I sure hope they don't change the name to Comodo Clean. That sounds too much like Clean the Comode :)
     
  24. CJsDad

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    I was having difficulty in picking a name in the contest over in Comodo Forum...but ruled out that name for the same reason. :thumb:
     
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