We are pleased to announce availability of Beta version 10.0.2.6346 of Comodo Internet Security for your review and feedback.
Following are changes:
AV component optional in offline installer:
There was a request from users, who wanted to have offline installer for Firewall and didn’t want to install Antivirus component together.
Now during installation, user can select both or either of the two. Please check enclosed AV_Optional_In_Offline_Installer.png.
In case any CIS component crashes and if user is not participating in sharing application usage and statistics (Option: General Settings–>Logging → Send anoymous…),
he will see example alert CrashReporting_Alert.png requesting user to allow to upload crash dump to Comodo server for further analysis. This will enable us to find out crashes in the wild and every release down the road, will include fixes of the same. We introduced this feature in CCAV and has greatly helped.
Automatic Update Download and Installation in Critical Situations:
Considering Windows 10 is evolving very fast, we have seen in recent past that there had been incompatibilities between Comodo and Windows 10.
Even after releasing CIS updates, some of users do not read releases notes and do not update to latest program version, however Windows may update automatically. This creates a situation where even though we offered update, user declined the update and could run into difficulty.
In order to avoid these situations, we have decided to introduce an option “Automatically install program updates…” under “Settings → General Settings → Updates” section. Please have a look at enclosed AutoInstallUpdates.png. It will be selected by default and if that is selected, updates will be automatically installed and if applicable, user will be requested to re-start system on his convenience. We will use this only in critical situations.
Right click scan to use Cloud (New ‘Manual Scan’ Profile):
At the moment, right click scan uses settings from “Full Scan” profile, where cloud lookup is disabled by default for performance reasons.
When user right clicks and scans, user really expects file to be thoroughly scanned. So we are introducing “Manual Scan” as a new scan profile with cloud lookup enabled by default.
This new profile “Manual Scan” will be used whenever user right clicks and scans a file or folder. Please check enclosed New_Manual_Scan_Profile.png
Trusted Root Certificate Scan:
In order to protect against Man in the Middle (MitM) attacks, now under Quick Scan, there is an additional item “Trusted Root Certification Authorities”.
This will scan installed root certificates against master list from Microsoft and will list the differences as suspicious in scan results, where you can either remove or trust or ignore listed differences . This scan is also available in Comodo Firewall. This scan is also integrated in Rating Scan.
Please check Trusted_Root_Certificate_Scan.png
Compliant to Cloud Files Feature:
This version is fully compliant with latest Cloud Files Feature being introduced in Windows 10 RS3 release, due on 17th Oct, 2017.
Improved Auto-Sandbox notification:
Now when an application is auto-sandboxed, notification has an option not to isolate again. Please check enclosed Improved_Auto_Sandbox_Notification.png.
Improved System re-start reminder alert:
Earlier, when alert was shown, it used to steal focus and inadvertently user could end up re-starting system while in the middle of other work.
Now reminder dialog will be shown on top but without being as active window and even if active for some reasons, default active button will be “Postpone”.
Improved “Unblock Applications” interface:
Now you have ability to:
- Unblock a blocked application from respective blocked component or from all components.
- You have a Purge button as well to clean up non-existent files related entries.
Please check enclosed Improved_Unblock_Applications_Interface.png
“Scan Exclusions” section has been moved from “Antivirus” section to under “Advanced Protection” and it also has a new tab for “Excluded Certificate Authorities” as may have been added to exception during certificate scan.
“Detect shellcode injections Exclusions” present under “Settings → Advanced Protection → Miscellaneous” has been renamed to “Disable shellcode injection detection for these applications” to reflect exactly how it is implemented.
Changes in Secure Shopping (CSS):
This version installs new version of CSS as v1.3.427860.115 with following changes in it:
When CIS is installed, you will see Comodo Secure Shopping shortcut on Desktop. We want to highlight this great feature as user can use it as starting point for secure browsing.
When you launch Secure Shopping, you will see a welcome window. Please see enclosed SecureShoppingWelcomeWindow.png
This is to highlight benefits of Secure Shopping, with check box not to show again selected.
In standalone mode i.e. when Comodo Internet Security is not installed, you will see following changes:
We are avoiding alert model and now if you define a website in Setting, and if website is browsed in supported browser, it will be opened in Secure Shopping environment. Please have a look at enclosed CSS_Setting.png
Following bugs are resolved in this CSS release:
BETA - Warning:
Following setup is a BETA setup and it is not recommended to test on production machine and it is intended only for beta testers.
So please try at your own risk.
In order to install online setups, please ensure you have following entries in Windows hosts (c:/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts) file:
Comodo Internet Security Premium
Size: 5.2M ( 5,446,400 bytes )
Size: 5.2M ( 5,446,400 bytes )
Size: 5.2M ( 5,446,400 bytes)
Comodo Internet Security Premium (Comodo Firewall and Comodo Antivirus only)
Size: 63M ( 65,345,376 bytes )
Please give a try and any feedback will be highly appreciated.
Apart from testing new features/fixes, we would like you to test this build on latest RS3 preview builds.
We plan to release CIS by mid of Oct, 2017.
This is going to be the beginning of continuous CIS releases and every month you can expect release improving upon previous releases to improve usability and stability to finally reach a point where we have zero open issues.