Comodo Free Firewall 10.1.0.6474
Comodo Free Firewall is a superb replacement for Windows’ default utility. The interface is modern, sleek and intuitive and easy to navigate. Not only is it pleasing on the eyes, it also provides enhanced protection via a constantly updated cloud database to always keep your system as safe as possible.
Key Features include:
- Fast and hassle-free online experience.
- Manages traffic on your PC.
- Blocks all Internet attacks.
- Secures all connections when you are online.
- Monitors in/out connections.
This free firewall protects your computer from all manner of external threats in an efficient and effective way. It uses something called default deny protection (DDP) to prevent any threats from entering, and affecting your system. It works by using a cross reference system to ensure that whenever unknown software has been introduced to your system, Comodo Free Firewall will cross-reference it with a white-list of over 15 million files and apps to see if it is legitimate. If it isn’t then Comodo Free Firewall will alert you that a possibly malicious file is attempting to access your PC.
Overall, Comodo Free Firewall is able to block online threats, providing a solid, strong defence for your system against attacks. It includes a robust browser, virtual desktop and sandboxing system. The only downside is the it flags both good and bad files, which can obviously become quite annoying.
System re-store point -
CIS will create a system re-store point before installation and update. This change essentially solves the problem of broken installation.
Creates QualityCompat key as required by Microsoft Meltdown-Spectre patch KB4056892 upon installation and update. Last production version 6420 is fully compatible with Meltdown-Spectre patch in all operating systems.
Internet Security Essentials (Protection against Man in the Middle attacks) is now optional (selected by default) and can be found in Components section during installation.
GeekBuddy setup is completely removed. It was optional and not selected by default. If you don't have GeekBuddy installed and you access Live support, it will launch Geek Buddy chat window in default browser.
"Manual Scan" scan profile now has heuristic option de-selected by default, same like "Full Scan" profile.
In Rating scan, when you see untrusted certificate listing, name will come from "Issued To" field of certificate rather "Friendly name" section. Trusted Root Certificate are listed by "Issued To" field and thus easier to find.
Due to various incompatibilities, "Enhanced Protection Mode" is removed from HIPS settings.
Improvement with file upload issue -
Max file upload limit is set to 128MB.
There are some client side changes to improve performance of back-end; as updates propagate we should see improvement in file submission.
Improved detection of untrusted certificates.
Fixed crash as seen while browsing www.bankia.es/.
Error with Chinese Translation.
BSOD as reported by 'Huolsam' here.
Sometimes unknown certificates could not be removed as found during Rating Scan.
If you disable "check for database updates" option from "General Settings --> Updates" section, Trusted Vendor List update check will also not be made.
There are multiple crashes fixed.