CIS back at Softpedia.

CIS is back at Softpedia again. This time its not adware, just ad-supported. ;D

Yep, AFAIK it was a gentleman agreement between Comodo and Softpedia and for now everything is OK.

This is good news.

Very good news. I don’t believe what I’m going to say but… well done Melih.


Ad-supported / FREE



                          O0 :-TU

                                     Good to hear that, nice job !!
                                     Comodo users need more good news these days
                                     after that awful incident !!

                                                                                     Best regards !

If you go to Antivirus, and click on Freeware, you will not see CIS:,1,3,0,1.html

You will see it if you click on Shareware:,2,3,0,1.html

So is AVG. At least they’re consistent. It appears that “ad-supported” doesn’t count as free.

I am glad that we have resolved our issues with Softpedia.

We didn’t want to stop them from promoting CIS in the first place, but we were forced to with their choice of language.

And now, they have been good enough to change their language to reflect what we asked for in the first place.

Thank you Softpedia!


That’s nice because some user wanto to see interface before download.
Cheers :comodorocks:

This is good news but still not accurate. CIS is not ad supported. I never get any ads anywhere from it and s far as I know the only thing that even remotely resembles ad support is HopSurf, which you can opt out of… Even then, HopSurf is a Comodo product so to me it still doesn’t fall in the category of ad support. To me ad support means touting someone else’s product in your own and getting paid to do so.

It’s not ad supported if you decheck it. But it’s one of them, Ad-Supported / FREE. Depends on your choice.

Let’s see how Softpedia defines ad supported (this definition is accepted by Comodo):

Ad-supported software is generally defined as software that is free to use but includes third-party components or services not necessarily related to the program’s functionality but intended to somehow generate income for the developer, as compensation for providing the software free of charge.

Most ad-supported software products notify the user about these components during the installation process and offer the option of skipping their installation. There are cases, however, when these components are not optional (enforced) or hidden completely. The standard Softpedia policy is to avoid adding such software to the listing at all or to remove already existing such programs.

A software product is considered to be ad-supported if it falls into at least one of the following categories:

(1) Displays ad banners or other types of advertising material during its runtime
(2) Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
(3) Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
(4) Offers to download or install software or components (such as browser toolbars) that the program does not require to fully function
(5) Offers to create desktop or start menu shortcuts for items unrelated to the program’s functionality
(6) At program startup/shutdown, opens web pages featuring advertising or similar income generating content

Ad-supported programs are clearly marked by Softpedia with the “License: Ad-supported” label. Additional information is often provided about the program’s behavior or the included components. Furthermore, ad-supported products do not qualify for the Softpedia “100% Free” or “100% Clean” awards. They are, however, safe to install since the included third-party components are not malicious or dangerous.

ad-supported/free sounds good to me… :-TU :-TU

I am most happy the issue has been resolved to everyone’s satisfaction.

Yes. It’s good both parties (Comodo & Softpedia) have come to a final agreement on this “case” and everyone is happy and Comodo software is now back on Softpedia.

I’m also happy Softpedia changed there Adware word to “Ad-Supported”.


I m very glad to see CIS at softpedia, well done comodo & softpedia.

Glad it all worked out in the end.:slight_smile: