Why did you close znix’s thread? I was looking forward to Melih coming back to the thread to assure us that they will tackle the Core Impact issue, as Rich_S said. Is there something for Comodo to hide about it? Do you want to disgrace and lower this forum to OA forum’s level where all negative or inconvenient posts are immediately deleted?
Again, we’d just like Comodo to deal with the issue. znix was clearly a Comodo fan and on Comodo’s side. In her/his last post, znix just got frustrated as s/he repeated her/himself over and over but Comodo and Melih kept ignoring the requests. The requests were legitimate! The reaction was natural! You can’t blame her/him for that.
Anyway, after seeing Comodo’s and some forum mods’ poor handling of the Core Impact issue and znix’s thread, I began to lose my faith in Comodo!
Up until znix’s post, I had never seen any negative or critical comments removed from this forum. Is this really what Melih wants? Melieh used to fight back against all kinds of criticisms and negative comments on his products, and never walk away or give in! He even let “Trusttoolbar” threads and unmerited rant by trolls and OA fanboys stay posted. That brave attitude always helped me feel confident and secure with his products.
But, this time, some of the mods here removed znix’s post and closed her/his thread and Melih kept ignoring znix’s user’s requests, unlike usual. It has made me feel as if Melih and Comodo were running away from the Core Impact issue and has given me the impression that they had admitted that they were not capable of handling it this time.
BTW, some people insisted that Comodo had alredy looked into this issue before. Well, if it were true and we didn’t need to worry about the Core Impact attacks, why wouldn’t Melih have assured us of that as usual, instead of asking us to prove and show that the Core Impact attacks are a serious threat to CIS? If Comodo had already contacted Mr. Rubenking, why wouldn’t Melih or someone from the CIS team have tell users concerned about it and how Mr. Rubenking responded to it? Strange isn’t it? We are not stupid! So yes, it’ll be most likely that these are products of the posters’ imaginations and none of them has happened yet. Don’t push what you want to believe on us, please!
Also, I don’t believe that it’s what Melih meant but some people in the thread demanded users concerned about the Core Impact issue to prove that the Core Impact tools can bypass CIS and post the screenshots. Are they serious or is it a joke? Most of us are not experts on this. We don’t have ability and resources to reproduce the tests Mr. Rubenking ran. Everyone knows that, why not they?
Plus, the term “innocent until proven guilty” is irrelevant in this case. Even if it were, referring to expert opinions, as znix did, should be sufficient enough for us to prove that the Core Impact attacks are a serious threat for CIS users, as all we, novice and inexpert “average people”, can do is to trust experts. I don’t think that we are required any “burden of proof” to worry about the issue. If proving it is the only way to get Comodo and the CIS team to work on it, we are most likely to ditch CIS and turn to an alternative. Be careful with its "TPO (time, place, occasion) when you use such a big word. Otherwise, we will take your words lightly.
Also, some people called Mr. Rubenking biased and tried to hurt his credibility. But, average people don’t trust the expertise of those calling Mr. Rubenking biased is greater than that of Mr. Rubenking. Unlike Mr. Rubenking, they are nobody outside of this forum. Even I don’t know who they are and what they do. Anyway, PCMag has hired Mr. Rubenking and not them. For average people, the fact alone makes Mr. Rubenking more of an expert than them.
Besides, this is Comodo forum! Obviously many people here favor Comodo. People outside this forum will consider that it is those calling Mr. Rubenking biased who are actually biased. Also, reviewer-bashing is a fairly typical response on a company’s official forums or fan websites when their product or favorite gets a bad review. So, nobody outside of the group take it seriously.
Oh, in case you don’t know, Mr. Rubenking always gave CFP a near perfect score and picked it as the editors’ choice! (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1969207,00.asp, http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2236657,00.asp) Many people here were happy about it and Comodo are advertising it. So, how could you call him biased, really?
Thus, those “Rubenking-bashers” tend to trust only things favorable to them but ignore things unfavorable to them. For another example, some of them implied that PCMag is bribable and, at the same time, insisted that Matousec and AV-Comparatives are more trustworthy than PCMag. Do they really not know that Mike Nash has paid Matousec for a re-test to improve his score(, and, unfortunately, our Melih did this cheat a year ago). AV-Comparatives charges a lot of money for their certifications. So, aside from their expertise (BTW, are they really sure that Matousec and AV-Comparatives guys’ expertise are superior to Mr. Rubenking’s. I thought that both guys are pretty young and, according to his profile, Mr. Rubenking seems to have a lot more experience), how could they say that Matousec and AV-Comparatives are more trustworthy than PCMag?
So, now, do you really think that average people will take those “Rubenking-bashers” seriously? To me, they look like a pathetic joke. IMO, nobody outside their circles takes them seriously. So, no matter how hard these people try to convince us to believe that Mr. Rubenking is wrong about it and CIS can protect us from the Core Impact attacks, only people who want to believe that their favorite security solution is always perfect and flawless buy this sugarcoating. Most people won’t believe it or care!
To sum up, We, average PC users, trust PCMag’s review than they trust just a comment posted by an anonymous person on an open public forum like here. Also, many of us heavily rely on third party reviews like those in PCMag when making a decision on our security software. So, average PC users are concerned when a review like one at PCMag.com says our security software failed the tests. We will get more worried when we see the developer running away from the issue and make no attempt to address it.
So, Melih or someone from the CIS team, please come here and assure us that this issue would be taken care of. I know CIS is freeware. Part of me feel like it is too much to ask. But providing best-in-class security solutions available free of charge is part of your commitment, and you have proven it and we’ve felt secure and confident with your products so far. We truly appreciate all your hard work, dedication and commitment to make those great products available for free. I really hope you keep it up and and address the Core Impact issue soon! We’re counting on you! Please don’t disappoint us.