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Old 26-03-2010, 17:41   #61
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Re: Security and antivirus web links

Comodo Internet Security version 4 has recently been released, you can download a copy from here http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-....php?entryURL= just make sure to select Free Download where you will install a downloader. Here you can choose what to download.

Remember if installing to untick the opt-in box for Hopsurf (if you don`t want it).

Has it improved and is it easier to use?

Well yes it now has an integrated Sandbox which is not really a sandbox as most know it (sandboxie style) but anything it doesn`t recognize is given limited priveliges until it is allowed by the user or confirmed ok.
The AV component is slowly getting better and this release is a lot more user friendly.
The main gripe i have is the default setting (Internet security) allows all traffic out but blocks incoming. You need to change to Pro-active to stop this.

You certainly get a lot less meaningless pop-ups
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Old 26-09-2010, 12:35   #62
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Comodo Internet Security v5 has been released a few weeks, head on over to the forum if you wish to try it out. It certainly is a lot more user friendly

64+32Bit available...

https://forums.comodo.com/news-annou...-t61661.0.html
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Old 26-09-2010, 17:19   #63
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You tell me if it is behaving?Because I had no end of trouble with the last update and had to go looking for a removal tool.

Mind I only run the firewall.
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Old 27-09-2010, 14:48   #64
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It certainly behaves fine for me, but i do have a pretty good knowledge of the product and use the full suite.
The only things i have seen is a couple of issues with Avasts webshield.

Personally Maggy if you are just going to use the firewall, i.e. no Defence+ or Sandbox (which isn`t like sandboxie) then personally i think if your behind a router using vista or 7 then the standard firewall with a decent av should suffice if your a safe surfer.

One thing i will say is this version went through a much better beta/RC testing process with a better bugzilla tracking formula.
The sandbox part can take a bit of getting used to, it basically flags unknown/unsigned trusted vendors executables in a partially limited sandbox using job objects, if you know the software is safe you can easily move it to Trusted files.

If you do decide to give it a go, i`ll try and help as much as possible if you have any issues...
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Can I ask what are peoples opinions of the free Microsoft security essentials.
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Re: Security and antivirus web links

I have used MSE for some time and find it does its job and just works away in the background with without all the annoying pop-ups and notices that some of my previous AVs have done in the past.
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Personally i use Avast av and Zonealarm firewall ( both free versions ) and dont have any problems and my system run's on Vista home premium.
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Can I ask what are peoples opinions of the free Microsoft security essentials.
If your pretty safe on the web and don`t download cracks, keygens, warez, etc then MSE should suffice. Lots of people are using it now and the trouble is when something becomes so popular the malware writers make sure that said AV doesn`t detect their vile.

No AV will catch 100%, some are better than others at catching new stuff, MSE does miss a lot of the newer malware!

For a simple set and forget program it excels, with not many extra this and that`s to confuse you.
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Can anyone recommend a firewall that will compliment Avast! Antivirus.

Currently I use Comodo but I am not too sure about it so any help would be appreciated.
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Can anyone recommend a firewall that will compliment Avast! Antivirus.

Currently I use Comodo but I am not too sure about it so any help would be appreciated.
I would have said the latest version of Comodo as i am using Avast and Comodo but i see you're using them already.
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I would have said the latest version of Comodo as i am using Avast and Comodo but i see you're using them already.
I've installed it but I have no idea how to test if comodo is working.

I was using Outpost that popped up to let me know when an application on my pc was trying to launch/connect to the net and informed me when a threat was blocked - Is there anyway to make Comodo behave similar to that?
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I've installed it but I have no idea how to test if comodo is working.

I was using Outpost that popped up to let me know when an application on my pc was trying to launch/connect to the net and informed me when a threat was blocked - Is there anyway to make Comodo behave similar to that?
It is an extremely good Firewall.

Open up the main Comodo window(Summary tab) and where it says FIREWALL on the main screen(not the tab) you can change the settings by clicking to the right of the word FIREWALL next to the green square then select Custom Policy with the slider.

I have FIREWALL set to 'Custom Policy' and DEFENSE+ set to 'Safe Mode'.
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Thank you, changed it to those options and I am getting the pop-ups I desire
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http://free.agnitum.com/index.php Agnitum Outpost Suite free, launched on monday - a few less features than the Pro version, but with a VB100 certified (well, decent rate of passes) antivirus and a firewall, it's a strong contender in the free security stakes.
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http://free.agnitum.com/index.php Agnitum Outpost Suite free, launched on monday - a few less features than the Pro version, but with a VB100 certified (well, decent rate of passes) antivirus and a firewall, it's a strong contender in the free security stakes.
Thanks, i may give it a try sometime but i currently love Comodo and Avast combo.
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