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Re: COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742 Released
« Reply #510 on: March 21, 2010, 06:42:37 PM »
I would be more concerned about being without the AV and D+ then the Firewall. The risk though is extremely minimal in such a short period of time. I have never even disconnected while installing anything and have never had a problem. When I reformatted my machine a while back, the last thing I reinstalled was CIS because I didn't want to be bombarded with popups while updating and reinstalling everything else. I was unprotected for a few hours and did I get infected? Nope. The first thing I did after installing CIS was scan the machine with it and Malwarebytes and then put CIS into Clean PC mode, where it always stays.
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Re: COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742 Released
« Reply #511 on: March 21, 2010, 07:08:59 PM »
Also, if you are behind a router with NAT, you aren't at much risk to be temporarily without a software firewall.

As a quick test, go to GRC.com and run ShieldsUp! with only your NAT router. (Don't try this if you aren't sure your router has NAT enabled...) Hey, look at that. All ports stealth and not a firewall in sight!

Unless you are being specifically targeted, NAT is going to be shrugging off random net traffic that isn't specifically addressed to your machine. Note that NAT isn't a substitute for a firewall because anyone who knows you're there can breeze right through, but you aren't wide open to the general scattershot infection techniques so common on the internet. It's a bit like a locked door. Only those with a key can come in.

Thanks HeffeD for the added support. I also frequently visit GRC which in fact I had just came from there looking for any new security information, and I also use many of his products to see if my security tactics that I use to secure my OS are valid.

PS. I do not use a router any longer but may switch back if I decide to try out Vonage once again.
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Re: COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742 Released
« Reply #512 on: March 21, 2010, 09:23:08 PM »
I would be more concerned about being without the AV and D+ then the Firewall. The risk though is extremely minimal in such a short period of time. I have never even disconnected while installing anything and have never had a problem. When I reformatted my machine a while back, the last thing I reinstalled was CIS because I didn't want to be bombarded with popups while updating and reinstalling everything else. I was unprotected for a few hours and did I get infected? Nope. The first thing I did after installing CIS was scan the machine with it and Malwarebytes and then put CIS into Clean PC mode, where it always stays.

Was this on the machine in your signature with the cable connection? I'd bet that was more a function of NAT than the lack of a threat.

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Re: COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742 Released
« Reply #513 on: March 22, 2010, 12:29:39 AM »
I'm sure the NAT didn't hurt but I think it was more that I only installed apps and connected to sites that I knew were safe from previous experience. I really don't think there are many jerks out there randomly probing and searching for openings. The malware out there is more targeted and contained in places you can usually avoid.
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Re: COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742 Released
« Reply #514 on: March 23, 2010, 01:59:33 AM »
4.)I use FireFox 3.6 with No Script


Good post.  I also use multiple strategies and layers for protection, such as DropMyRights, MVPS's HOSTS file, nohttpd, and Additional Rules under Security in gpedit.  I don't look for nor want one program to do everything.  If the advanced security conscience expect Comodo to do this, it's like expecting a hammer to also be a saw - and then later complain about bloatware (something I hate to see happen).

Anyway, I've always wondered what FF users with No Script do when they need JS for a particular site.  I use Opera and I put a button on my toolbar to easily turn JS on & off as needed (native, no extensions required).  What do FF users do?


P.S. - My thanks to egemen, Melih, EricJH, and the developers for all their hard work.

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Re: COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742 Released
« Reply #515 on: March 23, 2010, 02:01:33 AM »
both Opera browser and Comodo Internet Security are kick ass products

I'll second that.

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Re: COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742 Released
« Reply #516 on: March 23, 2010, 05:46:18 AM »
P.S. - My thanks to egemen, Melih, EricJH, and the developers for all their hard work.

And I'll second that!!  :-TU :-TU :-TU
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« Reply #517 on: March 23, 2010, 11:00:22 AM »

P.S. - My thanks to egemen, Melih, EricJH, and the developers for all their hard work.
Thx.... :o 88) but I am not a developer; just a forum moderator like my fellow moderators. Let's give them a big hand as well then......(:CLP)

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Re: COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742 Released
« Reply #518 on: March 23, 2010, 11:13:10 AM »
I will start clapping and thanking the developers, when they finally fix the anomaly that is the sandbox!.Surely they could ( should) have sorted it by now as the bug was identified nearly 2 weeks ago?.I have reverted to using the "old" D+ and thats fine but   llike the notifications of the new sandbox and all its promise, if it  was not as watertight as the Titanic!.

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Re: COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742 Released
« Reply #519 on: March 23, 2010, 12:26:03 PM »
Anyway, I've always wondered what FF users with No Script do when they need JS for a particular site.  I use Opera and I put a button on my toolbar to easily turn JS on & off as needed (native, no extensions required).  What do FF users do?

I use FF 3.6 with NoScript and there is a button you can place on your FF toolbar to toggle JS on and off. You can also create a whitelist for the sites that you frequent a lot. NoScript takes some getting used to, but I wouldn't be without it. It also can block unwanted Flash and SilverLight objects. It's great!
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Re: COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742 Released
« Reply #520 on: March 23, 2010, 01:41:43 PM »
It also can block unwanted Flash...

Thanks for your reply.
I've got one for Flash/plugins also, and sites are customizable.

You might want to think about having a button for iFrames, too.  I believe that's where clickjacking comes into play, and has been a particularly difficult hole for browsers to plug.

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Re: COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742 Released
« Reply #521 on: March 23, 2010, 01:52:03 PM »
just a forum moderator like my fellow moderators.

Yes I know, but I can't imagine maintaining a board is a very easy job either.

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Re: COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742 Released
« Reply #522 on: March 23, 2010, 01:54:52 PM »
It´s a bit of a job indeed. But I am a volunteer and so I can spend as much or as little time here as I like. Their job is much more challenging.

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Re: COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742 Released
« Reply #523 on: March 23, 2010, 01:56:58 PM »
You might want to think about having a button for iFrames, too.  I believe that's where clickjacking comes into play, and has been a particularly difficult hole for browsers to plug.

NoScript also takes care of iFrames. You can also block regular frames, plugins, audio/video, Java, JAR, ClearClick and XSS. It's very customizable.

We are getting off topic... !ot!

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Re: COMODO Internet Security 4.0.135239.742 Released
« Reply #524 on: March 24, 2010, 02:33:19 AM »
To All Concerned,

I noticed today.
They now have included direct links to the alternate installers. (same as unofficial offline installer post links)

On the Official CIS Download page.
http://www.comodo.com/home/download/download.php?prod=cis&entryURL=

Excellent! Thanks! Now for an additional link: the AV database. The online installer downloads that as a matter of course, and it's bigger by far than either of the offline install packages. If you don't want to hog your 'net connection after deployment, you must be able to d/l the latest file just once.
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