New Comodo Internet Security beta is out

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by clocks, Jan 16, 2009.

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  1. clocks

    clocks Registered Member

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    For those that are interested, head over to there beta forum to download. Both 32 and 64 bit available.
     
  2. Legendkiller

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    Whats new in 3.5.61373.458 BETA?
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    NEW! Threatcast integration: COMODOs community based alerts reply statistics reintroduced
    NEW! Native Vista Firewall: New COMODO Network Stack based firewall engine using new vista technologies(dramatic performance improvements)
    NEW! Native Vista HIPS: New Vista HIPS compatible with Vista PatchGuard. Now Defense+ introduces kernel level protection in Vista SP1 X64 or later
    NEW! COMODO Memory Firewall integration: CIS now includes builtin system wide buffer overflow protection
    NEW! AV Heuristics: The AV engine now includes heuristics scanning capable of detecting unknown viruses generically
    IMPROVED! Trusted software vendor list is expanded, capable of detecting thousands of applications generically without any signatures
    IMPROVED! Revised AV engine: AV engine scanning and updating speed increased significantly

    Known Issues:
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    * First boot after the installation might sometimes take longer than expected: This issue is being investigated
    * The virus database in this version is a test database and is therefore different from the virus DB of the released version. This means detection rates are different
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    looks promising....:thumb: :thumb:
     
  3. andyman35

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    Having used this for a day or 2 my initial experience is very positive,it runs light as a feather and has been extremely stable up to now.Hopefully it'll soon be ready for a full release since the AV especially is a huge improvement.:thumb:

    There have been a few reported issues including one bug with Firefox 3.05 that should be noted before trialling this suite.

    http://forums.comodo.com/beta_corne...ity_3561373458_beta_bug_reports-t33171.0.html
     
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    Hmmm.... Defence Plus failures are not yet addressed... contrary to OA.

    - clipboard logger detection
    - any program,s window,s GUI manipulation detection
    - detection of hidden process

    :mad:

    I don,t like ThreatCast BTW( not used but i mean the idea does not click me).
     
  5. Fuzzfas

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    We want the screenshots of Threatcast! :D

    (I have the feeling that Drive Sentry won't like it...).
     
  6. wtsinnc

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    Thanks for the "heads up" clocks.

    A few initial impressions/comments.
    I opted out regarding Threatcast, so I can't comment on it. CIS 3.5.61373.458 installed on XP ok but froze during initial updating which required a reboot.

    Firewall set to Safe Mode, Defense+ to training mode. No problem and little if any slow down logging on and surfing.

    The antivirus scanner produced 23 false positives, 18 related to Glary utilities, the other 5 to DVDFab Platinum. This surprised me as both are well known applications. The previous version of CIS produced no FPs with the same configuration.

    So far, so good. The FPs were a surprise, but I can deal with them.
    I hope we will soon see an in-depth product review for the antivirus component.

    Thanks Comodo ! :thumb:
     
  7. Fuzzfas

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    Ah, shame, i was curious to see how Threatcast is today. The only screenshot i found googling, is supposed to be from an old beta:

    http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/1993/74069475an7.png

    (Drive Sentry users find anything familiar? :D )

    Good to know that you can opt out! I am not sure i 'd like TC either. :thumb:


    Ah, i think this has something to do with the new heuristics and the "* The virus database in this version is a test database and is therefore different from the virus DB of the released version. This means detection rates are different"
     
  8. RejZoR

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    I was rather dissapointed by the heuristics. They seem to be based on packers mostly (by mostly i mean like nearly all of them if not all of them). I trully hope there will be a way to disable packers detection separatelly and that they'll actually implement something based on CAMAS in CIS...
     
  9. Fuzzfas

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    Well, despite Melih's optimism, i don't think he can reach the top 5 (?)AVs within a year with the AV only. With the entire CIS probably yes. But the AV alone... I will stick with my Twister. Just think that AV companies with years on their back are still trying to make good heuristics...
     
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    Sad but its true. I was expecting to see some Sandbox analyse like in CAMAS too :'( , Maybe in the next version , and maybe we are wrong hehe ( i expect that we are).
     
  11. Fuzzfas

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    Excuse the ignorance, but what's CAMAS?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I sent them a mail bomb, a zip file of 42kb that unpacks to 42tb or sth.

    Process Failed
    • Verdict
    Auto Analysis Verdict
    Not Rated as Suspicious

    :p
     
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    is this beta just as light as the current stable version? no added slowdowns?
     
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    Pretty close. Often just as low, but on avg it may eat a few more meg. I need to do more testing to say for sure though. They packed a lot into this release.
     
  17. firzen771

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    i dont mind about memory, im more concerned with CPU and general system slowdown (especially at system startup) compared to current stable version?
     
  18. 2good

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    The new beta runs very smooth & no slow downs, had to uninstall the antivirus CPU ran very high while scanning not to mention it caught 62 infections all of them tuneup utilities with the exception of anvir task manager.
     
  19. firzen771

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    ye, wasnt planning on using the AV anyways, just the firewall and D+

    EDIT

    do i need to uninstall CIS before i install CIS beta? or will it overwrite?
     
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  20. 2good

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    I would suggest that you do an uninstall befor installing the Beta did that my self & everything went very smooth , by the way its very stable & no popups .
     
  21. firzen771

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    last thing i gotta know is, does it slowdown system startup anymore than the current version of CIS?
     
  22. andyman35

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    From my understanding the next release or so of CIS will incorporate the 'Comodo time machine' which I believe will have elements of sandboxing/virtualisation and rollback functionality so I'd expect some form of malware analysis technology within this.
     
  23. andyman35

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    On my particular test system startup time was reduced by a few seconds with this beta.
     
  24. firzen771

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    each time an update is released to the beta do u have to re-download the new version of beta or would it be auto updated?
     
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    No startup delay on my system - Online Armor gives me a large delay, so that's another reason I'm using CIS beta.
     
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