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Offline mmalheiros

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Re: CIS becoming paid?
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2019, 03:24:28 AM »
Go here for the Free Version> https://antivirus.comodo.com/free-internet-security-software.php?track=9786&af=14587

Now it's impossible to Download either Free Comodo Firewall or Free CAV from their respective pages. There is just advertisements for 4,99 per year full protection. Free CIS version can only be downloaded through the Link quoted or through the Forums.

Very bad move from Comodo. Misleading marketing strategy IMO  :-TD :-TD :-TD

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Re: CIS becoming paid?
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2019, 04:38:44 AM »
Well it's easy to find the Free Firewall: https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/firewall.php

but it certainly looks like there's a link missing from the Free AV page, where it says download here https://antivirus.comodo.com/free-antivirus.php?track=10722&af=10722 . . . but doesn't do anything!
Now it's impossible to Download either Free Comodo Firewall or Free CAV from their respective pages. There is just advertisements for 4,99 per year full protection. Free CIS version can only be downloaded through the Link quoted or through the Forums.

Very bad move from Comodo. Misleading marketing strategy IMO  :-TD :-TD :-TD
« Last Edit: September 05, 2019, 04:41:21 AM by Ploget »
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Re: CIS becoming paid?
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2019, 08:09:09 AM »
Mmalheiros- You can indeed download CF directly from the main webpage. Try this:

https://personalfirewall.comodo.com/

Note the Green "Get Complete Protection" box?
Now just scroll down a bit and you will see a "Free Download" box appear in the upper right.

Simple as that.

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Re: CIS becoming paid?
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2019, 01:42:00 PM »
Mmalheiros- You can indeed download CF directly from the main webpage. Try this:

https://personalfirewall.comodo.com/

Note the Green "Get Complete Protection" box?
Now just scroll down a bit and you will see a "Free Download" box appear in the upper right.

Simple as that.

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Thank you for pointing this out. I am helping people in a Brazilian Security forum who always ask "What's the best Free AV to use?" and recommending Comodo to them, but it seems now I will have to point out a Link to this forum if they want to Download the Free CIS Suite.

Otherwise they will end up with the paid version installed because majority of them are average users.

At least I hope Comodo folks don't remove the Links from here as well claiming it's better to pay 4,99 a year than use the Free product? ...
« Last Edit: September 05, 2019, 01:44:53 PM by mmalheiros »

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Re: CIS becoming paid?
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2019, 06:21:22 AM »
It is a pity that the staff of Comodo is not communicated on this point.
For me, it's not too much the price that annoys me, this one is resonable. But I think it starts low so that it can then increase very quickly. In addition, the obligation of automatic renewal gives me a lot of money. This is a method that we find more and more often. With this method, I'm sure I will not switch to a paid version.
In addition, in no place are the conditions of sale.

I am more indulgent with problems on a free software.
If Comodo became profitable, I will be more demanding on many points.

« Last Edit: September 07, 2019, 06:40:06 AM by magneto »

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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2019, 09:03:22 AM »
Hello,
There is so much confusion in the Comodo website ...

Now with paid versions ($ 4.99) you don't understand anything anymore ...

But is CAV or CIS still free or not? Why was the cost of $ 4.99 per year that appears in some parts from no.

Improve the site and make it more streamlined and simple as consumer products are always the same CIS, CAV and CCAV. so you don't understand anything and one doesn't know where to get them for free.
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Re: Comodo website too confusing
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2019, 09:12:10 AM »
Just go to: https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/antivirus-advanced.php

then click on Personal - they're all there . . . Free and Paid.  Yes the website is re-designed; more professional and aimed at users and Business who expect that that. I doubt that it's going to be changed anytime soon!! You can't build and expand a business by giving away everything free all the time

There is so much confusion in the Comodo website ...

But is CAV or CIS still free or not? Why was the cost of $ 4.99 per year that appears in some parts from no.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2019, 09:14:19 AM by Ploget »
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Re: Comodo website too confusing
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2019, 09:28:23 AM »
Just go to: https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/antivirus-advanced.php

then click on Personal - they're all there . . . Free and Paid.  Yes the website is re-designed; more professional and aimed at users and Business who expect that that. I doubt that it's going to be changed anytime soon!! You can't build and expand a business by giving away everything free all the time

Even by clicking there it is all available through CCAV which has been abandoned by Comodo.
So now all Comodo products are no longer free but paid?
I don't like this thing ...
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Re: Comodo website too confusing
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2019, 10:12:16 AM »
If you're having problems with the site, then go here and scroll down : https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/internet-security-pro-suite.php

I doubt CCAV has been abandoned and No, they're not all paid!
Even by clicking there it is all available through CCAV which has been abandoned by Comodo.
So now all Comodo products are no longer free but paid?
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Re: CIS becoming paid?
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2019, 01:32:23 PM »
It is a pity that the staff of Comodo is not communicated on this point.
For me, it's not too much the price that annoys me, this one is resonable. But I think it starts low so that it can then increase very quickly. In addition, the obligation of automatic renewal gives me a lot of money. This is a method that we find more and more often. With this method, I'm sure I will not switch to a paid version.
In addition, in no place are the conditions of sale.

I am more indulgent with problems on a free software.
If Comodo became profitable, I will be more demanding on many points.


CIS is free and will always be free as per Melih's manifesto.

It is unfortunate the free version gets a big buried these days. It is not in line with the manifesto. CIS is free and when you want additional services that's where you start to pay.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2019, 01:35:13 PM by EricJH »

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Re: CIS becoming paid?
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2019, 01:35:59 PM »
NDABBRU, I have merged your topic with this already existing topic.

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Re: CIS becoming paid?
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2019, 05:00:27 AM »
CIS is free and will always be free as per Melih's manifesto.

It is unfortunate the free version gets a big buried these days. It is not in line with the manifesto. CIS is free and when you want additional services that's where you start to pay.

Perhaps Melih should be informed on what's happening? I think since his focus has switched to enterprise Comodo Forums he probably is unaware of this bad decision (or mistake) from Marketing department.

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Re: CIS becoming paid?
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2019, 11:15:27 AM »
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Re: CIS becoming paid?
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2019, 03:28:02 PM »
Personally, I think that I should take another path comfortably ... It really is a shame to do this.
1- Kill abandoned or very old programs. (confuse usurians)
2- simplify your products (ex: combine ccav and cis) (it would reduce costs)
3-Improve your website. be simple and friendly (attract people)
4-Focus on valkyria, which analyzes with 1 extra engine (eg bitdefender) and improve detection.
5-participate in screening tests.

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Re: CIS becoming paid?
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2019, 04:21:50 PM »
I agree that now the free version(s) are unaccessible to most of the people.
I understand the commercial move, but still if I'd need to quickly deploy an antivirus on a customer pc, I surely won't go for Comodo since I can't loose 10 minutes to dig into the website, where competitors have 1 only click download button. Useless to say that loosing user base, means loosing detection capabilities.

Not a good move, imho
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