Can updates really be turned off?

It’s hard to trust a product that doesn’t do what it’s told.

I have unchecked “Automatically check for program updates” under the Comodo Preferences|General tab and unchecked Enable on the Preferences|Updates tab. However every 5 minutes Comodo tries to phone home to, which is apparently

So are the “check for updates” preference settings actually functional or are they just there for looks?

I’m not related to Comodo, I’m just a user, but are you sure it’s not just checking for malware signature updates?

Also make sure you the following disabled if you want CIS to be quiet.

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