I understand that there are four parts to Comodo Internet Security (Firewall, Antivirus, Defense+ (HIPS) & Sandbox), and that you can choose to install whichever parts you want (or not) from the CIS installer.
When it came to download it, I found that there were 3 different installers available for download - cav_installer_x86.exe (32,219,592 bytes), cfw_installer_x86.exe (32,219,592 bytes) and cispremium_installer_x86.exe (32,219,080 bytes).
Are the stand-alone antivirus and firewall installers actually not stand-alone, and actually contain everything? Because they’re identical in size, are they identical files? Also, how can the full CIS Premium installer which is supposed to contain both the antivirus and the firewall, be smaller than either of them?
The .exe’s have always been the same size regardless of which application you choose to download. IIRC, they recently did some repacking of the .exe, which has reduced the download size. It’s likely the download sites haven’t updated their installers.
Yers, thank you EricJH, I have just read in the user manual that with the installation of CIS Premium, that both the anti-virus and the firewall must be installed, whereas, presumeably, with the “individual” downloads, you have the option to not install the other software.
I will use the Firewall installer as I don’t intend to install the anti-virus.
So the tiny difference in the size of the CIS Premium installer is almost certainly because it is missing (or has a different) screen for the option of anitvirus and/or firewall.