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Is Comodo all it's cracked up to be?

by stephen_jacks58 / March 3, 2009 7:06 AM PST

I'm no PC genius I know my way about as well as the typical punter. Here's the email I've just sent the people who make the the latest, new, improved Comodo firewall - and I thought your excellent site deserved a copy. Can anybody here help me to restore my computer's lost functions...or is it simply time to recognize that not all changes and innovations are for the best; and it might be time to start recommending other firewalls again?

Dear Comodo

I have a Comodo Internet Security package (free version), ID 3.8.64739.471. This includes a virus scanner so neurotic that it regards a Google taskbar as "unidentified malware."

I have a computer maintained continuously with various excellent systems, notably Iobit's Advanced System Care and various products from the Auslogic stable. It never, never breaks down due to software failure. But this afternoon I was silly enough to acquiese to Comdo's suggestion that it "heal" various viral and malware problems in my operatng system, which no other spyware was able to detect.

Well: first I lost my professional version of Advanced System Care - for which I had to pay, and presumably will have to pay again. Then I found that my sound system had vanished too.

Does Comodo (in common with Adaware, Spybot, AVG and all the rest) set a restore point before doing its business, to which one can return? If so, maybe I can re-enable my system. If not (other than evicting your product and returning to Zone Alarm) is there anyway I can stop Comodo seeming to break things?

In disappointment and exasperation

Stephen Jackson

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by Phil Crase / March 3, 2009 11:00 PM PST

Best thing would be to remove and NOT use. Almost daily I hear stories of issues with FREE security software downloads and have spent considerable time straightening systems out that have been loaded up with junk. If you want something functional then do something like Kaspersky or Trend Micro Pro. No they are not free but they work.

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Think over why you need such things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2009 11:35 PM PST

Is there a way you could fix what causes you to install such software?

That is, I have my Apple and Linux boxes and they have no firewall, antivirus and all works just fine. Something's amiss with the big picture.

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by Phil Crase / March 5, 2009 10:35 PM PST

Yes Bob, I have been spending more and more time using Linux and my next thing is going to be a MAC.

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All things considered, might be a lot cheaper and easier
by VAPCMD / March 7, 2009 2:01 AM PST
In reply to: Security

just to buy the protection needed (HW - router FW and or SW), avoid SW that increases exposure and vulnerability, etc., Macs seem to be pretty pricey and not designed for internal user upgrades/expansion.


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