How do I transfer updates?


First, I’d like to thank all the developers and community members for providing and maintaining this great security suite called Comodo Internet Security. I’ve only been using it for a few days now, so still dealing with the learning curve but so far I like it.

On to my situation:
I live in a developing world where high-speed Internet access is both scarce and a luxury. Thus most folks here, including me, should be content with something along the lines of 96K-384K connections. Even then, they’re not highly reliable (services get disabled pretty often).

The first time I updated CIS 4 (less than 3 days ago), downloading the 90MB or so update (AV and program) on my laptop through a 512K connection at work took nearly 2.5 hours and a couple of retries. Not at all a pleasant experience. Now I’m going to install CIS 4 on my home desktop hooked up to a meagre 128K connection, I need to find a way to transfer all the updates from the laptop to this desktop.

My question is: how do I transfer all updates downloaded from one computer to another?

I’m sure the files are kept somewhere on my HDD, but I just couldn’t find it. Note that I pulled all updates using CIS 4 GUI, not web browser.

Here is my setup:

Windows XP Pro SP3 (laptop and desktop)
Comodo Internet Security Free version 4.0.141842.828
Siganture version: 4738
No other security/anti-virus software installed

Thanks for even reading this post.

The A.V. signature database is “bases.cav”, held at
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\scanners.
You can copy that to a flash drive ready for updating a new installation.

When you first install Comodo it starts with a minimal base.cav, both at
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\scanners and also
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\repair.

I suggest you DELAY the reboot that is recommended until AFTER you replace both locations from your flash drive, because Comodo protects its files against changes once it is rebooted
If instead you first reboot you will probably have to enter safe mode.


Thanks a ton for your helpful reply.

Sorry for this late response, I was simply waiting to see if someone had something else to say about the trick. But I think it’s worked great so far as in no adverse effect that I’m aware of.

Id really like to thank you for your post. You have also solved my problem. So big thanks to you. :slight_smile: