Comodo Internet Security 2012 offers 360° protection against internal and external threats by combining a powerful Antivirus protection, an enterprise class packet filtering firewall, and an advanced host intrusion prevention system called Defense+.
CIS is available in Premium (free), Pro and Complete editions. While the core CIS software is identical for all three versions, the Pro and Complete packages each offer a range of additional services. The Pro version includes Comodo GeekBuddy (Comodo support experts available 24/7 to fix any problem with your computer) and the Virus Free Guarantee ((if your computer becomes damaged as a result of malware and Comodo support services cannot return it to a working condition then we'll pay the costs of getting it repaired. Please see the End User License Agreement for full details). CIS Complete includes Comodo GeekBuddy, Virus Free Guarantee, TrustConnect (secure Internet proxy service that ensures 128 bit encrypted connectivity from any public wireless hotspot) and a Comodo Online Backup account (10GB of online storage space).
When used individually, each of the Antivirus, Firewall and Defense+ components deliver superior protection against their specific threat challenge. When used together as a full suite they provide a complete 'prevention, detection and cure' security system for your computer.
Note to CIS 5.8 Users arriving at this page. We advise all 5.8 users to upgrade to version 5.9 to take advantage of the latest security features and improvements. This can be done manually by clicking ‘More’ then ‘Check for Updates’ or automatically by making sure automatic updates are enabled in ‘More > Preferences > General’. If you do not wish to upgrade at this time then the CIS 5.8 user guide can be found here.
Comodo Internet Security Features:
Antivirus - The proactive antivirus system that automatically detects and eliminates viruses, Worms and Trojan horses.
Firewall - The Firewall that constantly defends your system from inbound and outbound internet attacks with a highly effective packet filtering firewall.
Defense+ - A rules based intrusion prevention system that protects your critical operating system files from malicious processes, internal attacks and blocks unknown malware before it ever gets a chance to install. Defense+ now features automated sandboxing of unknown applications. The sandbox ensures untrusted (but harmless) applications are allowed freedom to operate whilst untrusted (and genuinely malicious) applications are prevented from accessing or infecting your computer.
- Comodo Dragon - Fast and versatile Internet Browser based on Chromium, infused with Comodo's unparalleled level of Security.
- GeekBuddy (Pro and Complete versions only) - 24 x 7 online support service in which Comodo experts remotely access your computer when you need it, for
- Virus & Malware Removal
- Internet and Online Identity Security
- Printer or Email Account Setup
- Software Activation
- General PC Troubleshooting
- Computer Power Setting Optimization
- Comodo Software Installation and Set up
- Comodo Account Questions
- Users can immediately start Geekbuddy by clicking the ‘Chat Now’ button .
Secure Wireless Internet Connectivity (Complete version only)- TrustConnect makes surfing the web safe from any public Wi-Fi location (10 GB per month)
Comodo Guarantee (Pro and Complete versions only)- If your computer becomes damaged as a result of malware and Comodo support services cannot return it to a working condition then we’ll pay the costs of getting it repaired. Please see the End User License Agreement for full details.
Online BackUp (Complete version only) - Back-up your important data to Comodo's highly secure servers. Data is encrypted and can accessed only by the user from any Internet connected computer in the world (10GB storage space).
Comodo Internet Security can be used ‘out of the box’ - so even the most inexperienced users need not have to deal with complex configuration issues after installation.
Comodo Internet Security alerts you whenever potential malware attempts to attack or gain access to your system. The alerts are displayed as pop-ups at the right hand corner of your screen and allow you to allow or block the unrecognized activities, processes and connection attempts of running applications (CIS now even protects against 'drive-by-download' buffer overflow attacks).
This introduction is intended to provide an overview of the basics of Comodo Internet Security and should be of interest to all users.
The next four sections of the guide cover every aspect of the configuration of Comodo Internet Security. The final two sections contain configuration and technical help for the GeekBuddy and TrustConnect.
Antivirus Task Center
Firewall Task Center
- Overview of Task Interface
- View Firewall Events
- Define a New Trusted Application
- Define a New Blocked Application
- Network Security Policy
- General Navigation
- Application Rules
- Global Rules
- Predefined Policies
- Network Zones
- Blocked Zones
- Port Sets
- View Active Connections
- Stealth Ports Wizard
- Firewall Behavior Settings
Defense+ Task Center
- Overview of Task Interface
- View Defense+ Events
- Trusted Files
- Unrecognized Files
- Computer Security Policy
- Defense+ Rules
- Predefined Policies
- Always Sandbox
- Blocked Files
- Protected Files and Folders
- Protected Registry Keys
- Protected COM Interfaces
- Trusted Software Vendors
- View Active Process List
- Run a Program in the Sandbox
- Defense+ Settings
- General Settings
- Parental Control Settings
- Log Settings
- Connection Settings
- Update Settings
- Manage My Configurations
Appendix 1 - 'How to...' Tutorials
Appendix 2 - Comodo Secure DNS Service
Appendix 3 - CIS Versions
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