Comodo Internet Security reviewed by PCMag

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  1. aigle

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    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2333803,00.asp

    It has been discussed here.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1343140&postcount=202

    But I think it,s better to be discussed in a sepaarte thread.

    Overall seems a nice review and I hope it will help developers to improve the product. Only I can,t digest this portion well.
     
  2. Gen

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    I thought it was advertised as THE firewall that passes all leaktests, or the most at least. Weird.
     
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    I've seen some developers react very poorly to reviews written by Neil J. Rubenking. I've seen other developers who welcome the efforts put forth by this reviewer. It's all in the mindset of the developer whether or not they know how to accept criticism.

    But I'm with you... I hope it helps.
     
  4. alex_s

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    http://www.ukrjob.net/view/vacancy/713476/

    It seems Comodo went short of resources and is looking for a cheap labor force. Reverse-engineering is definitely something related to security. I'd say this is a bad sign. The next step will be cutting off free version and releasing commercial version. The main questions are "when ?" and "how much ?".
     
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    How does a job ad in Ukraine logically lead to the company charging for their products?
     
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    The ad *probably* doesn't mean anything except that they are hiring. Still in all, have a look at THIS. What's wrong with making a few bucks - or rupees or yen or pounds or... whatever? ;)
     
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    :D :D :D Underwhelmed, I don´t know whats wrong but something is wrong they don´t fix cfp 3.0.25 64bit bug, no updates for half year now.
     
  8. alex_s

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    This is great you don't see the logic. This gives me an advantage if you agree to take a bet :)
     
  9. alex_s

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    Generally there is nothing wrong in trying to get some money in exchange to the efforts. But I remember something like "Free forever, NO CATCH" cries at this forum just a year ago, which appeared to be wrong looking from today's perspective :)
     
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    If your going to bash a thread, don't bother posting.
     
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    I enjoy his posts. I don't see any "bashing" -- just reasonable opinions & comments.
     
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    Hmmmm.......

     
  13. alex_s

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    Sorry to remind you, but here, at Wilders, you are neither global nor local moderator. This is why your demands are completly unexceptable !

    And I'm really sorry to upset you, I have nothing against you personally, but I hate when some companies treat people like the idiots. More to say, CPF itself is good product (can't say the same about CIS), and I feel nothing but respect toward its devs, but their marketing strategy is UGLY (or in other words it is deceitful)
     
  14. Pedro

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    Still, you've single handedly turned the thread off topic..
    Aigle politely tried to point that out.
     
  15. alex_s

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    OK. If the topic is to discuss the article then I'd say this article has too few tech info to discuss. Most of it is of a type "tastes differ". I expected more technical review from pcmag. For example "I ran a dozen such programs to check Comodo's reactions and was not impressed. The firewall itself didn't block any of them." If the author listed that "dozen" at least or better described what do they do it would be much more helpful, otherwise the only thing you can say is "hm".

    Other example "Even when I chose to block all the actions detected by Defense+, over half of the leak tests penetrated Comodo's defenses." I hardly can believe it. It just seems the author is not experienced enough to run the tests properly.

    Verdict: this article is a waste of time :)
     
  16. RejZoR

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    Well here for a change i'll defend Comodo. At least its firewall part. Antivirus may be garbage for the time being, but the firewall component is far more capable than most of payable ones.
     
  17. gery

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    That is true but smt is very annoying much more than some paid ones
     
  18. Coolio10

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    Hmm, how much of your precious time did it take to find one bad thing about comodo and post it in an unrelated thread. This thread is about the product and not the state of the company.
     
  19. alex_s

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    Product state follows company state as a rule. Some people live just today, other people try to look to the future.

    As for your first question, it's my commercial secret and none of your business :)

    PS. And never forget -- Melih has you !
     
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    Look at my signature.:D This world is infested with lies and illusions.
     
  21. Coolio10

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    He has me?
     
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    They are just looking for a malware analyst... is this bad?
    I would the say the contrary :)

    Fax
     
  23. alex_s

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    A bit of logic.

    For one I didn't see such propositions of other respactable vendors, at least in "yellow" resources. As a rule respactable vendors have a long line of claimants waiting to be interviewed.

    For two this is strange time to look for. It would be logical to do it before the project started, not after. So most probaly there are some problems with the current dev team.

    For three, I didn't say this is a bad thing to do, I just said this is a sign of either a poor management or financial problems or the both for those who knows how the modern high-tech IT labour market works.
     
  24. Saraceno

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    Seems to be improving. Still might be too confusing for beginners though.
     
  25. Einsturzende

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    Im thinking, they just need virus researcher from that specific area of the world (who have "local market" insight)...
     
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