I recently conduced 2 tests, A pop up test comparing the number of pop ups between Comodo Internet Security v3.9.74199.494 and Online Armor Personal v18.104.22.168. Entire Report is below. In these particular tests, Online Armor had more pop ups then Comodo Internet Security did.
I would appreciate it if people contribute to this, Do there own tests so I can update the Excel Sheet. You can also test other products vs CIS if you wish. We are ideally testing v3.9 of CIS. So go ahead and share your thoughts and ideas! I am open to any suggestions or comments, But remember… Forum Policy Still Applies!!!
For anyone is not registered, or can’t open Excel here are the basic details:
Test 1 - Batch 1 - (OA VS CIS.zip attached)
Product Name And Version - 10 Applications Tested! Windows XP SP3 32bit. Production Machine.
Product Name And Version - 9 Applications Tested! Windows XP Professional Edition SP3 32bit. VMWare WorkStation.
Download Accelerator Plus v22.214.171.124
GOM Media Player v126.96.36.19910
Camfrog Video Chat v5.2
LimeWire Basic v5.1.2
Winamp Full v5.551
Total Pop Ups CIS: 19
Total Pop Ups OA: 22
Both Comodo Internet Security and Online Armor were tested at Default Settings. Not even Alert Options were touched! It was simply “Allow” and move forward.
For Test 1, Testing environment was in Windows XP Home Edition SP3 32bit. This was my very own production machine I tested on. I used Revo Uninstaller to uninstall applications in between the testing of Comodo and Online Armor.
In Test 2, I fired up VMWare Workstation that was based on Windows XP Professional Edition SP3 32bit, Took a snapshot of it at clean state, and began the tests. After testing each application, All I had to do was restore to the snapshot and continue testing the products.
10 Applications were tested, Detailed in the Excel Document attached. Entire Report is also included.
Testing was based on 3 things: Install, Launch, Update. This was the testing format used.
CIS has Buffer Overflow protection which accounted for around 60% of the vulnerabilities in 2008. Confiker was exploiting Buffer overflow vulnerability. So I will let you be the judge.
As I always said, we built one of, if not, world’s best security first. And as I always promised we are delivering the Usability part! So you have an unparalled security with ever improving usability and now this amazing security is usable by a novice.
Being an Online Armor fanboy and moderator on there forums you are, If you are here to troll, Then I strongly invite you not to. This was an independent test made by my self, And ANYONE wanting to contribute may do so. And off course you can try other programs, and results may be different. This is again, An independent test and the first batch TESTED based on the Format used above.
This is just a starter, I hope more and more tests will come up. but we can’t expect that members are going to uninstall and reinstall several products just to make a comparison :), but if you want to, please do so