Ok, first off, this is almost a review of somekind. I hope you read it Melih. I know it’s been out for a while and people are always telling you that it sucks, but we know better.
I’m new on the forum. Also, english is not my native language. But I’ve been using Comodo Firewall for years since version 4 or 5. I’m now using CIS7 and I can’t understand how people can say that CIS7 is not user friendly, it’s difficult to work with it, you have to jump through hoops to do anything…
Do you people actually take the time to discover what the program has to offer? Do you use its widget? Do you know what “Advanced Settings” mean? Have you tested other security softwares to compare there old to new ui’s?
So on the brink of a possible new release, here’s an opinion (review style) .
CIS6 looked like a computer game. Not bad looking, but it remmembered me of some casual games out there like match-3 style.
CIS7 looks more professional. Although similar to CIS6, it has that bitdefender/avg style. The options of previous versions are all there. From the first screen you get and informative and minimalistic briefing of what CIS is doing. If you click on the upper right Tasks arrow, you get to the basic options of the program. In advanced tasks, just click with the right mouse button, add to taskbar and voilá you have all the advanced options in the widget and on the home screen.
Let’s get crazy and also add killswitch and traffic monitor to it. WOW, that was easy. And voilá, you don’t have to jump through hoops to get to all the precious options.
As for the look of it. I like it. It’s not a game, it’s not a media player. It’s a security program. I have a low-end system, and it doesn’t slow my system down, and it takes about 2-3 seconds to open a scan/options window.
To compare it to other security software, till recently I used Avast+Comodo Firewall combo, and Avast slowed my system to a crawl on some ocasions. Manual reboot was necessary.
Also, Avast and AVG recently changed their appearence. While AVG still has a functional UI, in AVAST you have to change so many options, go through so many screens and windows just to create a secure environment…
Well, the bottom line is this: I think people are lazy. People are lazy with new Windows versions (Windows 8… I Hated it, till I took the time to learn about it) , people are lazy to new UI’s… They just don’t take the time to know what they have.
I still don’t understand why people drive new cars. Horses and carriages People!!! You are doing it all wrong.
Melih, the UI is perfect. If you want to simplify it due to constant naggins, go ahead. But for the 1% of people that take time to study it, there’s nothing to change. Only upgrade!
Thank you for this amazing piece of software. ;D