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Old 21. Jul 2009, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Comodo CIS 3.10

Having received an email yesterday from Melih at Comodo I felt persuaded to try the latest release of CIS. Regulars will already know of my misgivings with the releases to date but apparently this 3.10 is about the best that V3 is going to get before V4 hits the streets, and that's still some way off yet.

I'm still concerned about the huge signature base required at install on top of the 75MB it already takes of download to get this far. I realize this is only a major concern for dial-up users but hey, there's still a lot of them and they count just the same as the rest of us. CIS is known not to like being interrupted during the install process and I would think the chances of a dropped dial-up connection during the length of time required for these updates would be high.

Otherwise, everything went really smoothly and the familiar (God I hope they change to a new default skin soon) interface was onscreen. I've often advised that this program is not for newbies and I was reminded of this as I navigated my way around the various settings for AV, Firewall and Defense+. That said my preferences were soon set and I was in business.

I also opted to switch from OpenDNS to the new Comodo Secure DNS service just to see what it was like. Because my net service here is so erratic anyway I'm not going to stretch what might be fantasy into fact but it does seem quick!

It's only been one day so far but everything is working fine. The auto updates have kicked in several times already and I have to admit to enjoying the experience so far.

As my time with this version extends I'll report the good and the bad here as usual.
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Old 21. Jul 2009, 08:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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thanks for leting us know,,also i read in some sites thst comodo ntivirus is not that good ..
but who knows i hope it improves..about the dns too.
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Old 21. Jul 2009, 08:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for leting us know,,also i read in some sites thst comodo ntivirus is not that good ..
but who knows i hope it improves..about the dns too.
I saw a data sheet recently from the Malware Research Group which looked reliable enough but I can't link it because there's a problem with the site. From memory the top score went to Avira with 99.7% and Comodo came in at around 8th with 97.6% (again, these are from memory and might not be exact). What these results show though is two things:

First: The AV component in CIS has come a long way since the dark days of CAVS2 which was nothing more than a joke.

Second: Comodo is already way ahead of some of the commercial garbage people are still paying good money for.

It's also worth remembering that using the complete CIS package with firewall and Defense+ would increase the overall protection possible.

This product is certainly inching towards top level status now so long as it can become more stable in use and less system destructible than previous versions.

Added: The link is working again now.
http://malwareresearchgroup.com/?page_id=2
My memory must be going - forgot about a2 coming top
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