Free Comodo AV is out!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Spyros, May 3, 2006.

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  1. Spyros

    Spyros Registered Member

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    Info & download here:
    http://www.antivirus.comodo.com/

    Now, if someone could try it and tell us a little bit more about it, that would be great (I am currently at work, so..).
    I'd also like to see av-comparatives testing it sometime soon.
     
  2. Firefighter

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  3. BoToMaTiC

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    I would wait on using this until they get it the way they want cause it's a little high on resources so you might want to wait for the next release for them to level it out since its their first version and all.
     
  4. RejZoR

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    Ok, that comparison table is weird but overal it looks interesting.
    Can anyone from the AV Experts group comment this product?
    I'll try it anyway but any info is better than none ;)
     
  5. Sputnik

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    Very interesting, the more free players on the market the better.
     
  6. Marcos

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    I'm just scanning a bunch of trojan downloaders detected by NOD32 with the Comodo AV. Of course, this will not be 100% professional as the samples set should not contain only files detected by one AV and just one malware type, but the preliminary results seem to be promissing. Detection ratio is currently 1:4 on behalf of NOD32.

    Edit:
    The scan ended up with these results:
    NOD32: 12688
    Comodo: 3392
     
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  7. QBgreen

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    Right you are. Comodo has already released a very good firewall. If this A/V turns out to be of reasonably good quality, they just might have the best cost-free 'suite' going.
     
  8. RejZoR

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    I've made a quick test over 72 ITW samples i have and it missed 24.

    Samples that concern me the most are these...

    SAMPLES.zip/server.exe - infected by Backdoor.Win32.Mex.b
    SAMPLES.zip/wcgimail-elkern.c.bin - infected by Virus.Win32.Elkern.c
    SAMPLES.zip/.nws - infected by Net-Worm.Win32.Nimda.e
    SAMPLES.zip/02.exe - infected by Email-Worm.Win32.Bagle.do
    SAMPLES.zip/Internet News Message.nws - infected by Net-Worm.Win32.Nimda.e
    SAMPLES.zip/Lisa.bin - infected by IRC-Worm.Win32.Liza.a
    SAMPLES.zip/magistr.bin - infected by Email-Worm.Win32.Magistr.b
    SAMPLES.zip/Melissa.doc.txt - infected by Virus.MSWord.Melissa
    SAMPLES.zip/msns.exe - infected by IM-Worm.Win32.Kelvir.cs
    SAMPLES.zip/Rena.scr - infected by Email-Worm.Win32.Bagle.f
    SAMPLES.zip/screensaver.scr - infected by Email-Worm.Win32.Eyeveg.l

    Some of them are very ITW, yet they aren't detected.
    They were tested by KAV, avast! and NOD32 before i stored them.

    Though i'm overall satisfied with it. Nice interface, don't really notice any slowdowns. Only memory usage is somehow big, but i have 1,5GB RAm so i don't care :p

    IBK, could you do a proper quck test? :D

    EDIT:
    On-Access scanner is kinda weird. I'm used to AVs that jump on the malware as soon as it's copied/created on HDD. With this one you have to execute some to be detected or browse through the folder containing that malware in order to detect it. Hm...
     
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  9. Sputnik

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    I've did a quick test too, used a small collection of trojans and backdoors (all confirmed samples by Trend Micro and BitDefender). From the 23 samples it missed 14 of them. :eek:

    However just like RejZoR said above the program itself is very nice. I sure keep an eye on this and see how they will improve their detecion. The scan engine seems pretty quick, but unpacking seems to lack a little at the moment.
     
  10. BoToMaTiC

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    Well time will tell, Its their first version.

    Took Comodo Personal Firewall a few versions to get where it is right now and now its a great Firewall, Time will tell about Comodos Anti Virus.
     
  11. Sputnik

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    Of course, but it's interesting to see it's initial capabilities and see how they (might) improve. I submitted the missed samples from my little test, and see when and if they get added.
     
  12. Inspector Clouseau

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    I designed this AV some time ago. :rolleyes:
     
  13. RejZoR

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    IC, my sarcasm detector is broken at the moment. Care to explain? o_O
     
  14. Sputnik

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    Code/database or GUI design?
     
  15. Sputnik

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    If you look at the "Virus List" in the program you'll notice it has 173112 signatures at the time of writing. Let's see how it grows...
     
  16. Inspector Clouseau

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    Basically all, i was leading this company.
     
  17. Sputnik

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    Care to provide some more details :D Anway, Comodo seems to use the same naming for their samples as Kaspersky...
     
  18. hamlet

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    Is there much different with the new Comodo AV from what it used to be?

    Trustix Antivirus.

    http://antivirus.trustix.com/

    It has a new name, it is free, and maybe has a new GUI.

    Am I missing something here? Does it have new capabilities?

    edit: The new version does have a nice looking interface.
     
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  19. StevieO

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    Apparently it used to be called Trustix AntiVirus 2005 http://antivirus.trustix.com/trynow.html but going to that page doesn't last long, as it dissapears ?

    http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/5426/trfree16cp.png

    The page cannot be displayed

    The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.

    hxxp://secure.comodo.net/products/D...tp://antivirus.trustix.com/download/setup.exe ~disabled link - Please don't post Direct Downloads - If it's necessary Do Make sure the emphasize that they're Direct DLs - dog~


    This seems to be more recent http://antivirus.trustix.com/

    There's talk that Trustix AntiVirus utilises the Kaspersky AV engine, or did ? But Happy Bytes/Inspector Clouseau says he had something to do with it ?

    The latest AV uses their own in house engine.


    StevieO
     
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  20. Franklin

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    Yep,I tried to get the Comodo AV to try out but couldn't.o_O

    Your second link Steveo,is that the dowloadable exe for the av?
     
  21. Jerry-Guire

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    Anyone tried this TrsutFix ?
     
  22. Benvan45

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    This is the one....

    http://www.antivirus.comodo.com/
     
  23. iwod

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    care to blog more info on it :D
     
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  25. IBK

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    the product comparisons contains imo wrong information about some products... (e.g. regadring "On Demand Memory Scanning", "Mass Mail/Worm Blocker", "Scan Runtime Packed Files", etc. etc.).
     
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