Is Comodo really good?

I want to know if I made the right choice using Comodo. I’m using Windows 8 and version 6. It seems to work good, I just worry about the anti-virus part because it doesn’t get the best ratings compared to Bitdefender or Avast. Maybe Comodo takes a different approach?
Am I really safe with Comodo? Please reassure me. Also I heard some negative things about Comodo and some bad business decisions and I am confused about that. Maybe it’s nothing. Thanks!

just use your pc like always…

see you in 1 month with your answer to that quastion… :smiley:

just a hint: im running cis for about 3 years and never had infections or any problems about security so far…

Stop talking about the AV detection ratio … Comodo’s engine is one of the best and still improving with automated analysis system …

I am running CIS 6 Premium Suite with default settings & its the best I have ever had on my system.
And Comodo AV is one of the best now or even better.

Everyone has their opinion & choice but personally I like CIS Suite better comapared to CFW & D+ with other AV. No comaptibility probs & as I said AV is at par with any free/paid AV or even better.

And just wait for Valkyrie to be implemented in the cloud that will increase zeroday detection a lot.

In my opinion Comodo always has been at or near the top as far as security goes. The only issues I ever had were with ease of use , insufficient whitelisting, and far too many alerts for completely safe things ( I hate HIPS ). Those issues seem to all be gone in this new version which no longer relies on HIPS for it’s primary protection layer. It is now extremely user friendly, silent, and suitable for anyone and everyone while still giving rock solid protection.

I have linked to this before :wink:
I think this shows one of CIS 6’s strengths (although they are many :-TU)

This test shows what you kind of protection you canexpect with all other modules disabled ie AV, D+ etc
pretty impressive you gotta agree


Thanks for share of video.

You rather dont understand how to use a HIPS.

If i start something for the first time, i might have to answer 1 question and it will run for the future questionless.

“Far too many” = you are doing it wrong.

Although this probably isn’t the correct forum to ask this question in for an unbiased opinion, I have broken down what I believe to be the main components of Internet Security, and what I believe their strengths and weaknesses are, in this section of my article about How to Stay Safe While Online.

The main point is that with CIS, even if a piece of malware is not detected it will be isolated so that it cannot harm your computer anyway. This happens with every unknown file. Thus, essentially no malware will be able to harm your computer, even if it is not yet detected.

Unless it is considered safe for some reason, like if it was created by a vendor which is in the TVL. I don’t know the chance of that happening though but it would be nice to see some statistics of malware taken out of the whitelist. =)

The only samples that were “trusted” and fixed as I submitted all of them were almost 3/4 years old on VT. And if you find something bypassing CIS because it’s trusted submit it it’s quickly fixed … But first find one ^^

I was talking about when you either install something or get automatic updates to things like games. I don’t want ANY popups (and one is too many) for completely safe and necessary actions interrupting, and possibly corrupting, the process. If the things going on in my machine are safe and necessary, I have no need to know about them. I couldn’t care less. Alert me to malware or possible malware and nothing else.

As was stated CIS will limit what an unknown file can do. That will stop malware from doing harm and nestling its self on your system without even having signatures for it. Follow this guide by Chiron how to set up CIS to keep you safe.

Other than that the AV is an additional layer of security but not one I rely on. There are too many malwares being produced. No AV can produce definitions quick enough to deal with that deluge. I rely on the sandbox/hips/white list foundation.

I use the Comodo AV because it is easy to have everything in one package.

You want a super antivirus. In new clothes.
Many people who use comodo want a hips. Control.
You should keep that in mind.

When i want to “introduce” something, i allow it temporary for the install, and allow the installation for the future.
Its like switching on the light. Twice in its lifetime

You dont get.

It doesnt corrupt.

You can’t say that when I did with the 5.3 version. Every time World of Warcraft got a new patch, the new updater and the new files had to be allowed through the HIPS. Hopefully that won’t happen now and I don’t think it will. This new CIS has practically made the old style, annoying, HIPS technology obsolete.

After I have seen some good opinions and advices here, I decided to give a chance to full CIS suite.The only thing that worried me is still high number (as we can see also here on forum) of false positive reports from antivirus and cloud.

It does not happen with paranoid mode, and not in safe mode.
So i should say, i dont get them, and probably you :smiley:

If you still say, HIPS is obsolete,
its obsolete for you.
HIPS does exactly what i expect it to do. I choosed comodo exactly for the “default deny” and the firewall of course.

Then they introduced the antivirus, the sandbox to reach people like you.
Its expanded. But the default deny is not obsolete. Thats something totally different.

The most of your suggestions are defintion based.
Default deny has been advanced in front of defintions.
So its a bit strange to call default deny now obsolete, and definitions again the non plus ultra.

What i am trying to say:
There is no problem.
Be happy with what you get,
but dont call it the “final thing”.
HIPS is still what it has been. Usefull for a lot of people.
And some people actually make the permissions for traffic themself. Even if its not automatic then :smiley:

If you run into any false positives please report them as false positives on this page. They will be fixed quickly.

I know, I did that several times and that works great, but new samples of false positive always appear in pretty large numbers (with every new build of program) with some reliable softwares (for example Malwarebytes Anti-malware) flagged as danger.Comodo should cut somehow that number and that must be standard for every new build.

The new version, running with the HIPS disabled and the Behavior Blocker active and set on restricted is still following the default deny principle but only for things that are unknown. That is a far better approach in my opinion. There is no need to do analysis and produce even a single alert for something that is safe.