Poll: Has CIS Defense+ stopped malware infection or limited damage from malware?

Has CIS/CFP Defense+ ever prevented malware infection or limited damage from malware during normal usage on any computer you use? Please don’t count purposeful malware testing. Also, those who have used CIS/CFP for less than a month should not vote, because that would bias results towards ‘no’. Any stories of how Defense+ protected you are welcome.

Hey Pro’s.

Please define malware.

To me, “malware” is like the “word of the week” of the news broadcasts. Like “earmark” 2 weeks ago, “outrage” last week, and this weeks “toxic”.

I haven’t had a real virus in years. But the “mudhouse” updater was a pain despite whatever I did to keep it in check, till I uninstalled it. If that counts, than comodo did help, alot.

So I don’t know how to vote. Please help.

I voted No. Currently, Comodo Firewall is blocking 300-400 unsolicited inbound connections daily, and CAV has detected/quarantined one true malware (verified at VirusTotal), but Defense+ has never alerted me to any real threat (yet). I suppose this is a classic example of why layered protection is best.

Proud Comodo user since August 2006 (V)

D+ has cached a lot of baddies for me…
I even has used it as a cleaning tool for already infected computers. ;D :slight_smile:

Even if I do use some other scanners and/or manual checking in that case…

Thanks to it listing and asking for everything running (in safe mode/paranoid) Iam able to get a nice list of the active files (usually), and potential threats starting/started. and “view active processes” is GREAT for cleaning also… =)

Still I have not really encountered having to use D+ as prevention too much, But I know it would catch any baddie any day, But has not been needing to use it in others than tests, I usually use my computer in a safe manner… =)

I’ll quote part of Wikipedia’s entry for ‘malware’:

Malware, a portmanteau from the words malicious and software, is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owner's informed consent. The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or program code. The term "computer virus" is sometimes used as a catch-all phrase to include all types of malware, including true viruses.

Software is considered malware based on the perceived intent of the creator rather than any particular features. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, crimeware and other malicious and unwanted software

I’ve yet to see anything get past Avira in order to test D+ yet so no from me. :wink:

Very Interesting.

Thanks for the def.

More than once I’ll say.

Yes, it has many times because I run every program even if I know that it’s malware.

That’s why I’m using D+.