Ok, I have noticed that COMODO has changed a little the Graphical User Interface, and added a few more features on the newest version release. I would like to know if the 100% CPU cycles Choking has been fixed for this release?
Is this release a new 100% redo of the project? Or is COMODO using part of the same code from the previous releases that was responsible for the 100% CPU nightmare?
A few months ago I had to stop using COMODO after COMODO performed awfully when I installed it on more than 75 of my PC Repair customer’s PC, I had to go back to their house as an EMERGENCY situation to uninstall Comodo Antivirus and install something else like AVG or Antivir because CMGAGENT.EXE was taking 100% of CPU cycles.
I first learned of CIS when my previous antivirus that I was using was also causing a few headaches, it was Avast, the problem Avast was having at that time is that their free “licenses” were getting expired too prematurely when it supposed to last for one year, it was lasting like for 2 weeks, 1 week, 3 weeks, it was happening randomly. I think there was a bug on their licensing servers, or they were just “purging” their free license customer’s list in an attempt to get more “paid” customers. That’s when I realized I had to move on and search for a more stable antivirus solution, and that’s where I learned about CIS.
Currently I only install Comodo firewall while omitting installing the Comodo Antivirus portion. As long as you just install the firewall portion of COMODO only, there wont be a CMDAGENT.EXE bothering you either immediately or later on. As for the antivirus, I either use AVG or Avira Antivir.
I also recently checked on Avast again, it seems that they also updated their Graphical User interface. I did a test install of them, and it looks like, instead of requesting a product key for free users by email like it was in the older days, now all what the user has to do is type in their email address on the installer and “supposedly” the software gets activated for the year right on the spot. This looks like a more stabler approach of Avast as it looks like they have modified a great deal of their code which, hopefully should solve the license problems that versions 4.8 and priors where having.
Since I see that CMDAGENT.EXE has been giving users problems since the longest, I would like to see what’s the experience from other user’s regarding this new version of COMODO. Has the 100% CPU hugging stopped for good?
When I get confirmation that this problem has stopped for good, then I can probably resume installing CIS on my customer’s PC