PCMag review of CIS 4.0

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  1. smage

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    lol ... I know somebody who would cry once he reads this :D ... thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Cudni

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    use the FW and nothing else, basically
     
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    they are getting better. give it another year.
     
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    The prevention aspect of CIS is good though.
     
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    Comes w/ a price though (all those popups). The removal of course is abysmal, no suprise given the AV engine there.
     
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    For me unfair review. Sandbox may be buggy but "Defense+ imposes too many popups on the user, and doesn't distinguish valid programs from malware" is not valid. Comodo's hips are powerful and can be a weapon for the power user or can be configured to allow everything from the already installed applications if the PC is clean for the popup haters

    To be honest though I never tried the AV function.
     
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    They have tried to decrease the number of alerts by introducing the sandbox, but whether CIS is quiet enough now is a subjective question. It depends on the user.

    Fortunately now we have a variety of choices available to us, so one can easily switch to another product which suit his needs better if he is not happy with a particular product.

    Prevention is better than cure but Comodo needs to improve its cleaning abilities as well. However restoring a clean image seems to be the best solution when dealing with an infected system as no AV can clean properly.
     
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    Brocke another year is way to long for some. :D :D
     
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    As long as Comodo doesn't accept thier faults, they wil never be able to fix them...
     
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    Like what faultso_O
     
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    Lol, be careful this turns out into a flame war :rolleyes:
     
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    I have to agree with PC Mag here on some good valid points. When I was recently testing CIS4 against some malware, I was presented with pop-ups that basically said something along the lines of only run this, if it's your everyday application. I had little pop-ups, that actually told me about Malware behaviour being suspected. The Anti-virus still remains weak, despite the usual garbage "Yeah, it's going to be one of the best by the next release". I can see the power of Comodo from an advanced user point of view, but some of their rivals have made greater strides in my view of producing security that doesn't annoy the user. It's a free application in Comodos defence and despite my gripes the software is improving.
     
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    does it say CIs comes with an ask toolbar?
     
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    Your not asking me to waste all my time listing down these things, are you? The review is there ...READ IT!
     
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    The only fault I can think of is being a jack of all trades/master of none.
    This goes for any program out there, instead of making 3-4-5 different programs concentrate on one thing at a time, get it right, then and only then should you move on to the next project.
     
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    +1 ... and they better improve their QA ... a couple of times they released a buggy new version and then cramming to patch it up. :thumbd:
     
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    "he Comodo firewall puts all your system's ports in stealth mode so outside attackers can't see your computer when it connects to the Internet. That's no surprise—any firewall that can't do that is a total dud."

    This conclusion is very unprofessional. Look like Neil doesn't really understand things well. Stealthing ports is not any essential for a personal firewall.
     
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    I thought you had found some faults in comodo not by Neil from PCMag:cautious:
     
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    good for you then :D ... in fairness to comodo, their firewall is really good, just don't use the D+ (dumbest HIPS I ever encountered) and don't use the sandbox and AV of their suite if you value your computer that much :D
     
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    Infact I even removed comodo and just installed Dr Web and DefenseWall v3:D
     
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    lol ... nice move on your part then :thumb:
     
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    Brocke,

    I doubt that the AV component will reach top-class protection level within a year, reason for believing this is


    Chances for their Anti Virus becoming top notch are really low IMO, after four years they still have not developed good generic malware detection mechanism.


    With the clan like company culture and current AV ideas of Melih, their development strategy is not likely to be changed. Irony is that the arguments Comodo uses why AV's lack protection is their own major pitfall in developing a top tier AV.

    Comodo Firewall/HIPS has a very good chance of becoming a very good product for moderate knowledgeable PC users also, due to the usability enhancements of the Sandbox and integration with CTM.

    Regards Kees
     
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