Jump to content
CCleaner Community Forums

Comodo Firewall was considered the best of 2006


Recommended Posts

you may read at the comodo news at the http://www.comodo.com .

 

Comodo Firewall 2.3 Rated Top Overall Personal Firewall

Quote:

Jersey City, NJ (Dec 4, 2006) - Comodo, a leading provider of Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, today announced that Comodo Firewall 2.3 has been rated as the top firewall product in a recent independent test of the security capabilities of major personal firewalls. The analysis, conducted by security specialists Matousec, tested 21 of the most popular firewall programs available (including paid versions from Norton, Zone Alarm and McAfee) with an array of leak testing programs to determine which product provided the best protection. The results confirm that Comodo Firewall 2.3 is the most secure personal firewall solution in the marketplace. Comodo Personal Firewall 2.3 is currently available with a free license. This highly rated security product is designed to be easy to use "out of the box".

 

Since its launch earlier this year, Comodo Firewall has continued to gain acclaim from the media and the public alike, garnering PC Magazine?s ?Editor?s Choice? recommendation (September 2006). It features both inbound and outbound packet filtering in combination with robust outbound application filtering at the network layer and allows fast and easy access to all major settings through a streamlined user interface.

 

Testing Summary

Matousec (http://www.matousec.com) is an independent Internet security research company created by a group of software security experts with the stated goal of improving end-user security through its security related projects and research. Matousec?s testing required that each firewall be tested twice against 26 of the most exacting firewall ?leak test? programs available, including 3 that Matousec developed especially for this survey. Leak test programs are non-destructive simulations of the attack techniques typically used by spyware and other hacker programs to deliberately attempt to bypass a firewall's outgoing security measures to identify a firewall's security flaws.

 

Matousec (www.matousec.com) tested each firewall once with the default, ?out-of-the-box? settings, and then once with the product?s highest security settings. Each firewall was then awarded an overall score derived from its pass/fail results against each test. The higher the score, the better the firewall performed against the range of leak tests. Although no single product passed every single leak test, Comodo came out on top of the list with a score of 9350 out of a maximum 9625. :wub:

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Moderators

If you're going to try out any of Comodo's software you'd best make a System Restore point first because not all their software creates one during install. This is important because neither their antivirus or firewall properly uninstall and both leave all kinds of crap behind to the point where Windows Security Center will still detect them even if you've had to manually remove them, and even if you've used Total Uninstall to "remove" any remnants!

 

Looks like this afterwards in Security Center:

comododoesnotuninstallfm4.th.png

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Moderators

The more I used this program the more I disliked it. Currently I'm using ZA Pro(well I have the whole suite) on my laptop. I usually don't worry about running anything other than the windows firewall at home because of my router but when I connect to other networks I fire up ZA. (plus the AV is Etrust and soon to be kaspersky so that was a plus for me too. :D)

 

You might want to look at this if thinking about comodo:

http://www.matousec.com/projects/windows-p...ewall-2.3.6.81/

Link to post
Share on other sites

Tried Comodo a while ago and it was OK.

 

A bit heavy on memory.

 

As I have a hardware firewall all I really need is outbound control so I am trying out Look'n'Stop which seems secure and light.

 

One process at under 7 meg.

 

Seems to test ok over Here

Link to post
Share on other sites

I dis-recommend Comodo Firewall, and also Comodo Antivirus. I won't install either of them again!

 

It's good read this topic. :rolleyes: I was attempted to try Comodo because all talk about. My ear become sick of... :blink:

It is good to take a advice.

About this: does somebody tried Ashampoo Firewall Free?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Moderators

About this: does somebody tried Ashampoo Firewall Free?

 

You're better off with ZoneAlarm Free!

But at least the Ashampoo Firewall does actually uninstall unlike Comodo.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Comodo is a great firewall, the one of the best and not only from freeware soft.

You disable Aplication Behaviour and Component Control to get lower RAM usage.

It will also results in less popups, no high CPU at p2p. Well, I recommend it as #1.

By the way, noone ever mention Core Force it is free, beta, with HIPS and sandbox.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a two year subscription to ZA Pro but didn't renew it. This Comodo really reminds of it, different interface yes, but very similar in its actions and responses. I really don't see any reason to ever use a different one, since it has free lifetime support and the beta is supposed to be an even better product. As far as memory usage is concerned, at this moment with all its features enabled, it's using 3,722kb, which seems low to me. Relative to all RAM usage, you all need to periodically scan your memory with AVG Anti-Spyware if you own it (don't know if free has that option!). If you run CCleaner first, then the scan, it takes less than 1? minutes. If you don't clean first it will take over two minutes. I do this about twice a day or after a scan with another product. I'm running (open and monitoring) AVG A-S, Spy Sweeper, Windows Defender, NOD32, Comodo, HDD HD Temp Monitor, MemInfo, PopTray, Weather Pulse and of course Firefox and at all times my memory usage is around 350MB to 400 MB of 1G. Apparently, when a process uses memory, it doesn't return it and AVG A-S frees it up. After a scan, with all those processes running except a browser, usage drops to 270 MB. Have a good New Year!

Link to post
Share on other sites

ive been using comodo for awhile and love it. i have zero problems with it, its not intrusive or annoying, and is easy to use.

 

ive tried outpost, zonealarm, and netveda, and like this the best (though netveda was good, it had no support).

 

i didnt like the comodo antivirus though. caused lots of problems for me.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sticking with Sygate Personal Firewall for now because of it's excellent performance and very low resource usage. However, I have Comodo installed on my gf's computer and it certainly seems like a great product.

Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm sticking with Sygate Personal Firewall for now because of it's excellent performance and very low resource usage.

Same here, and until some firewall comes along that is significantly better I'll be sticking with it I think.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Sygate is discontinued, so I recommend switching to Zone Alarm.

Just cos its discontinued doesn't stop it being an excellent firewall, still passes every leak test I've thrown at it so I'll be sticking with it, at least till one of the other free firewalls starts to stand out as a clear leader. I certainly wouldn't switch to Zone Alarm, had some experience of that on another computer and it was a complete nightmare.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Relative to this RAM issue, my latest freeware install is MemInfo. It can show RAM: used, available, % used (my choice, which really is just amount used since I have 1GB) or % available. The little graph has options also. By default it goes from green to yellow after 50% usage and to red at 90%. My system tray is starting to look like my kids notebooks! lol

 

http://www.carthagosoft.net/meminfo.htm

 

ScreenShot001.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...