Meeting the Competition Head-on

I’m in the process of choosing another suite for all of my home systems. I am an IT professional and have tried several products. I know to stay away from Norton and McAfee and have tried a few others including eSET. Since moving to Windows 7 64-bit, I have noticed some of the security suites interfere with the functionality of Microsoft Office and can keep them from working properly.

I’m trying Kaspersky now and still investigating before making a final decision. I use Comodo TrustFax instead of eFax and have been very happy with it. It’s low cost and reliable. So, I thought I would check out the security software at Comodo.

I must admit that cost of the Comodo product will be a factor in my decision. Right now the complete Comodo Internet Security suite is high compared to others like Kaspersky that offer 3 licenses for about the same amount of money.

It would be great if Comodo would consider a similar multi-license model to bring the price in line with the leading competitors. That would certainly make it easier to convince people to give it a look.


actually it’s free, only if you need tech support ( I highly doubt it becasue you are an IT pro) or if you want trustconnect. If not you can get the whole suite for free. Firewall Download | Best Firewall Security software for Windows

Free? What talk of madness is this??? Wow. That’s like crazy amazing. Does CIS also have a browser plug-in or monitor URL’s for possible phishing or malware sites?

Thanks for the info. I’m not worthy. :stuck_out_tongue:


no browser plug in or web scanner. The reason is becasue if you visit a website and has something in it, the malware will still have to make it to your hard drive or in the ram, and CIS protects both of these. Basically norton does the same thing. The reason for this is to prevent a impact on system performance and web shields are known for that. Also the malware has to make it through many layers before it can effect your system. It has to go through the AV, buffer overflow detection, sand box and HIPS.

Thanks! Great review videos, BTW.


Rob, I have also tried all these plus many more. Most recently Norton Internet Security 2010 and Kasperky Internet Security 2010 on windows 7.

They both slow down significantly a new machine with dual core 2.2 Ghz and 4gb RAM which really should not be the case, but then again, it could all be a sign of greater security. However the test results by independent companies are the ones I look at to help reach a decision if to all this extra bloat of NIS and KIS is worth it.

To the contrary CIS impact on my machine is very low.

My conclusion that for security, quality, performance, price, controlability across many users that CIS is really excellent.

My second choice is Kaspersky which I run on 3 home machines. It has the added features of parental controls which are important for me, also less time to initially set up than CIS. However, once you invest time in CIS set up then I think the ongoing workload is easier for the admin. Kaspersky particularly has given me issues with interfering with Outlook on several occasions over several releases in that the mailscanner seems to have issues and also sometimes my attachments on outgoing mail were ripped out despite being absolutely clean, and without warning. That happened some time ago, but it was a big problem. I got around it by switching off mailscanner - and in practice that is not a problem because anyway a virus would still need to be handled and neutralised.

Also they have live support option for just 50 USD per annum to not only answer and fix any CIS issues but all common PC problems. I tried it for the first time this morning on a free 30 day trial and it is very good.

Anyway, do your own research and make up your own mind of course. Good luck.