Comodo V3.0 alpha is out

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by chaos16, Jun 7, 2007.

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  1. chaos16

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  2. SystemJunkie

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    cool, as soon as I have backuped my sys, I will check it.
     
  3. disinter1

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    Pics now! Not the one that was out already, we need new pics !o_O
     
  4. zorro zorrito

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    Yeah, we want to know what´s new in comodo firewall 3 and some pictures, thanks.
     
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    OK, here we go. The "summary" window:

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    Firewall - common tasks and advanced setup:

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    You can now create preconfigured rulesets for web, email, ftp so you can refer to a ruleset when prompted (something like in Jetico).The firewall is fully functional. There are other features that are missing...

    Application and IP (global) rules, separated in tabs:

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    Creating port sets

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    Defense+ (HIPS)

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    Full name is COMODO Firewall Pro v1.0.0.0. The install package is (a bit) smaller than 2.4 version. Installation is identical (only colors are different), passed fine, rebooted. I installed on fresh XP (updated + drivers), and I do remember 2.4 gave me a little delay on bootup, but not this firewall, all went smooth and without any delay. It seems pretty stable, although I didn't throw anything heavy on it yet (like P2P). Two processes (the same as in v2), around 3-4 megs each, very light. There is a "COMODO Firewall Pro Helper Service" in services. No network slowdowns, no system impact. There is password protection now. Many functions are disabled (like stealth configuration, updates, diagnostics) and the help is missing, so there is no much practical use for this product in this stage. But if you consider that only 10 files are installed in program folder, that's understandable. I admit that I didn't like v2, but I'm starting to like this. Very promising, good job Comodo. Well, that's about it for now, we'll see later.

    Oh yes, this is the taskbar icon (no animation there).

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    Cheers.
     

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    Thanks Nick for posting the pics. Looks interesting and has a lot more features than 2.4. It's a totally different animal. I wish they would ditch the green thou :cautious:. How do you like the 'view firewall events' and 'view active connections'? I hope those features are improved/working with this version. That is one thing that 2.4 lacked. I'm a bit of a newbie, but I like to see my connections and I like good logging.

    Cheers, innerpeace
     
  8. Legendkiller

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    hope they can roll out alpha's for vista soon..
     
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    Agreed sir. Maybe get back to the bluish theme. But the interface looks sexy. Hope it's as powerful as it looks. But I'd rather have a lean machine without bugs than a feature-loaded app that's bloated. I'm excited about this. :thumb:
     
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  11. chaos16

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    The Seer did u say that v3.0 doesn't stealth all the ports?

    as you stated here "Many functions are disabled (like stealth configuration, updates, diagnostics) and the help is missing, so there is no much practical use for this product in this stage"
     
  12. SFC

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    Pretty low memory usage. Using 8MB here.
     
  13. greenhatch

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    It looks good but also more complex than current version 2.4. I reckon the average user might need to be quite skilled to be able to use it properly. That would let me out heh.
     
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    GUI is neat but a bit washed out!
     
  15. halcyon

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    Put all the advanced options on.

    Open:

    - ftp
    - irc/chat
    - web
    - mail
    - some rss/tickers
    - p2p / 700-1000 half-open conns

    Let it rip for 3-8 hours.

    Check mem / cpu again.

    I think there'll be a noticeable difference.

    Not that it's necessarily unforgivable. Advanced features come with advanced requirements :)
     
  16. awsomaha

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    I'm currently running the alpha and let me say, I'm impressed. As far as the washed out green, looks like when they release it you will be able to change the themes.
     
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    U means support for skins? It will be really nice.
    BTW it seems to have a lot of features.
    File protection
    Registry protection etc
    Are there any policy restrictions( sandboxning)?
     
  18. disinter1

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    I read on their forums that there will be skins to choose from, not bad!! So far I like the look, and can't wait to have it on my computer when it's out of alpha and beta!:D :D
     
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    Well, it certainly looks interesting. I will install onto a VM to play.
     
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    indeed interesting. i wonder if this means there is sandboxing :eek:
    The help files are not implemented yet, but one can start dreaming :)
     

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  21. SpookyET

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    I tried to test it with P2P. Few DPC CPU usage, unlike Kaspersky. However, I couldn't get incoming connections to work. Even if the rule was there, it would block uTorrent inbound unless I set it into Allow All (all applications).

    I set it to allow all outbound TCP & UDP for uTorrent to any IP and port. I set it to allow all incoming from any IP and port TCP & UDP to the uTorrent's listening port. It didn't worked. It kept blocking it.
     
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    I had to make a global IP rule to forward the port, then it worked. Due to network SPI, that port is blocked (according to logs) when not using P2P. BTW, the logs have some issues. In detailed view, my internal IP is reversed to "4.0.0.10".

    No, there is an option in firewall settings "Stealth configuration wizard" which is not functioning (like many others). I haven't tested it for "stealth" yet, I would have to install it on a different PC to check that. But I'm sure it can be configured to be "stealth" if it's not out-of-the-box already.

    Cheers.
     
  23. SpookyET

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    SPI? I don't know what that means. I've had the same problem with the current version of Comodo (2.4). I've never had problems configuring firewalls before, not Eset's, not Kaspersky's, not Windows', not Jetico, etc.. I don't know why Comodo is giving me such trouble.

    By the way, there is a tool called Slipfest, by France Telecom, used to test HIPS. Comdo's HIPS isn't that steller. That tool can do a lot of things. Comodo does not stop it.
     
  24. SpookyET

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    I never understood why security product vendors insist on skinning their apps. No skinned app looks better than a native app. Some are uglier than others. I was actually surprised by Eset Smart Security. Though, it's skinned, it looks pretty good, which is a total 180 turn from the current interface. Kaspersky went from a good-looking, native interface (v5, v6) to a skinned app in v7. It looks pretty bad. Comodo's skin is extremely ugly. The colour scheme is just terrible.
     
  25. Seer

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    SPI - when a packet arrives from the Internet, the firewall must decide if it should be forwarded to the internal network. In order to accomplish this the firewall "looks" to see what connections have been opened from the inside of the network to the Internet. If there is an opened connection that corresponds to the packet that has arrived from the Internet then it will be allowed through, otherwise it will be rejected.
    I am not an expert on Comodo, but I think that it's IP rules work as a sort of software router. You have to forward a port just like on a router.

    Try to put Defense+ in maximum security mode. It can be very informative/annoying. I tried to knock some leaktests against it and it passed them all. Not the Screenshot2 of AKLT though...

    Cheers.
     
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