• These days a firewall, antivirus and spyware software is a must. Many people think that the firewall built in Windows offers is enough protection, but that is a big mistake. I use Outpost Pro 2009 because I run Vista 64.
    I have used Comodo firewall in the past, it works very good.

  • This is something that I definitely should still give attention to on my blog. I have not really experienced any serious virus problems but rather safe than sorry.

    On my Windows XP box I use only ESET NOD32 anti virus coupled with the standard Windows Defender. I love the price of these things, they are both free. From this article it seems as if I need more than this.

  • @Madmouse

    Windows native firewall is a joke. :( I think including that one actually spoiled security, people are not looking for real firewall because they think they have one.


    Hm, NOD32 was very shareware last time I checked. :) I use corporate version at work and in recent months it doesn’t perform very good. Well, still improvement over Norton nightmare we used in the past.

  • Donace

    I trialled comodo when it first appeared; while brilliant it conflicted a lot with my custom setups, and took way to long to tailor it to it.

    I myself use Kerio (now sunbelt) personal firewall, which is both lightweight and extremely effective, and only $10 last I checked.

  • @Donace

    Yeah, I remember early versions having CPU spikes and hanging when stuff tried to elevate access and spiraled into lockdwon.

    3.x version is much smoother.

  • I love comodo firewall and have it running on two machines. Have never had any “forgets settings” problems but have had cpu spike problems and hanging occasionally. Will accept these for second to none protection this app offers.
    Top Program!
    It’s consistently top or close to top on Matousec which I believe to be the authority on firewalls currently:

  • @Jonny

    I am careful with all those big tests. They are good to see approximate picture but no test can reliably emulate Internet with all its threats.

    Still Comodo does good on those which can’t be negative. :)

  • Never heard of this firewall before. Let me check it.

  • @Nihar

    Come back and share your opinion when you do. :)

  • Chocobito

    Really I don’t like Firewall like Comodo that came with a really stubborn HIPS, is like the Firewall control my PC, not my. Because that I prefer a pure Firewall and a good Antimalware, nothing like HIPS.

  • @Chocobito

    Yep, Defense+ module can be annoying. :) Luckily there is option to choose how much do you want it to interfere (or disable and leave firewall only) at install or at any time in settings.

    I am running it on moderate and in last few versions it got tweaked to be unobtrusive enough at this level.

  • Chocobito

    I hear very good thing about the new Oupost Firewall 2009 Free, in Matousec this its in a high rank that Comodo, you are tried this?

  • @Chocobito

    Nope, I used Zone Alarm before Comodo but it had stupid quirks that drove me crazy.

  • That is vary good firewall. Thanks.

  • This is a cool information. Do i need to have both comodo firewall and an antivirus in my system? What will be its pros and cons? Please help!

  • @trollverse

    What you need completely depends on your skills and needs. Antivirus is better at dealing with old known threats automagically. Firewall (good firewall like Comodo) is better at catching and controlling new stuff, but you will mostly have to make your own decisions.

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