We are excited to announce that COMODO Internet Security/Antivirus/Firewall 184.108.40.20637 is released.
Existing CIS 6.x and CIS 7.0 users will receive CIS 8.0 updates later. However, existing CIS 6.x and CIS 7.0 users can update to CIS 8.0 by means of reinstallation procedure.
Thank you very much for your cooperation and support during the BETA testing! Thanks to your feedback and the excellent work of our teams worldwide, we have addressed 200+ bugs and many improvements over the last CIS 7.0 release. You can see a selected set of these in release notes section below.
What’s new in 220.127.116.1137?
Policy based automatic-sandboxing
Ability to create automatic sandboxing rule based on various parameters such as file reputation, file origin, file source etc.
New default auto-sandboxing policy which is fine-tuned to isolate risky unknown applications
Hardware virtualization support
When Intel VT-x or AMD SVM Virtualization extensions are available, Enhanced Protection Mode makes use of these technologies and CIS operates at hypervisor level
CIS can now send security and configuration events to Windows Event Logs
New UI theme
“Flat Tile” theme with updated icons and colors for better look and feel
Viruscope Recognizer grid in ASE
List of registered recognizers
Possibility to manage each recognizer state, turn it ON and OFF
Viruscope is now enabled by default, monitors more activities and works on sandboxed applications as well as not sandboxed ones.
Viruscope performance is improved
The advanced settings window has been redesigned to provide a better layout
We have addressed many issues reported by our users in this release. Here are a selected few
Enabling Viruscope causes file sharing violations
Killing certain malware can cause BSOD
Certain keyloggers can sniff keyboard while sandboxed as partially limited
Office 2013 documents downloaded from the Internet sometimes cannot be opened inside sandbox
Microsoft Outlook cannot receive email inside sandbox
Multiple issues exploited by malware to bypass certain protections
Firewall blocks fragmented UDP traffic even if this option is disabled
Incompatibility between Cisco Anyconnect Mobile VPN and COMODO Firewall
No it doesn’t have the ability to export the trusted files list, I believe that was a feature of CES that accidentally made its way into CIS beta, although I’m not sure of that. Either way, even if it had an export option it wouldn’t be very useful without an import button. Either way the answer is no, however I do knot know what happens if you update through the internal updater, when I updated from CIS 8 Beta to CIS 8 Final I can say that it retained the Trusted Files List however I can’t say if it will do the same from V7 to V8.
In mid October I reported (twice) on the Beta Bug sub-forum a sandbox issue which sadly has continued in this build.
1). The sandbox was enabled.
2). A malicious file was constructed that when run would take a listing of all other files that exist in a specific directory (the Downloads directory for this test file) and delete them all.
3). When the parent malware is run it was isolated in the sandbox, but would spawn a payload daughter into (Virtual) temp. The payload would run as indicated above- all files in the original directory would be inventoried and deleted.
Note that this process is stopped by the Comodo 7 sandbox as well as Sandboxie and the Qihoo on-demand sandbox. As this file can be easily re-coded to delete files in other directories, it should no longer be ignored as inconsequential.