Comments on: An Overview of Free Antivirus Programs – Part III – Comodo Antivirus 2.0 Beta http://tipsfor.us/2007/12/02/an-overview-of-free-antivirus-programs-part-iii-comodo-antivirus-20-beta/ Tech Tips, Reviews, Tutorials, Occasional Rants Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:50:35 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 By: Kyra http://tipsfor.us/2007/12/02/an-overview-of-free-antivirus-programs-part-iii-comodo-antivirus-20-beta/#comment-3827 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 15:56:01 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=165#comment-3827 Good post.

]]>
By: Vsevolod http://tipsfor.us/2007/12/02/an-overview-of-free-antivirus-programs-part-iii-comodo-antivirus-20-beta/#comment-3811 Sun, 26 Oct 2008 20:15:43 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=165#comment-3811 I downloaded EICAR test file. Comodo Antivirus detected it and moved it to vault once I hover the mouse over it.
Good work, at least they fixed that issue you’ve written about.

]]>
By: Chuck http://tipsfor.us/2007/12/02/an-overview-of-free-antivirus-programs-part-iii-comodo-antivirus-20-beta/#comment-3156 Wed, 10 Sep 2008 14:19:35 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=165#comment-3156 The test file is, as Trend Micro describes it, an “inert text file with a .com extension”. Because it has a .com extension, Comodo ought to test it automatically. Perhaps Comodo already “knows” it isn’t a real virus? But if so, why then does it report it as infected when it is manually scanned? The HIPS feature was willing to let me allow it to run, and it didn’t flag it as infected until I specifically ran the manual scan on it, as the reviewer did. Well, I have installed Comodo’s free AntiMalware product, BOClean, alongside the Comodo Antivirus as an additional line of defense. I’ll wait and see how it performs over time, and of course I’ll switch to Beta 3 when that’s released.

I have to admit, I do have my reservations about the validity of using “dummy” virus test files. Any antivirus vendor out there can tell their software prodduct to ‘make sure’ it catches that. How hard is that? If Eicar would change the name and the signature monthly or even weekly to prevent that, then I think that would hold more water, so to speak.

My thanks to the reviewer and to the site for posting a relevant review, and for it being short as well!

]]>
By: Biffy http://tipsfor.us/2007/12/02/an-overview-of-free-antivirus-programs-part-iii-comodo-antivirus-20-beta/#comment-2680 Fri, 16 May 2008 07:53:55 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=165#comment-2680 As far as I know, COMODO does not scan .txt files. If you’ve downloaded a .txt file, it won’t be detected. Now, real viruses don’t come as .txt files do they? If you’ve downloaded it as a .com, .exe, .bat, etc. file, that’s a different story.

]]>
By: Realmkeeper http://tipsfor.us/2007/12/02/an-overview-of-free-antivirus-programs-part-iii-comodo-antivirus-20-beta/#comment-2601 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 22:28:22 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=165#comment-2601 Mmm… nice. Just what I wanted to hear.

I had to reload XP after a trojan/Virus loop/rootkit/some or the other thing. So I must ma’wait for your next review.

By the way. Nothing catched that thing I had. And by nothing I mean nothing, no online scaners, nor the spywaREZ scanners, nothing. AVG 7.5 only smeared the Virus loop over the screen 2 seconds after being self-downloaded (8 times in 3 weeks).

And the reload, Comodo Firewall got updated and removed the HIPS blocking I placed on the file. Some sort of dll that hooked (global/rootkit type) itself to every running file including the login interface.

So I’m running AVG 8, but with Comodo for now :-(.
Need to figure out how to get AVG and Online Armour talking and not bashing each over the screen. Mmm… Mike is going to have his hands full.

PS I still have a possible JPG exploit/virus in a AVG vault if you might be interested.

]]>
By: Southy http://tipsfor.us/2007/12/02/an-overview-of-free-antivirus-programs-part-iii-comodo-antivirus-20-beta/#comment-1287 Sat, 08 Mar 2008 22:21:05 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=165#comment-1287 COMODO Antivirus Beta 2
Does not support switching between users in Win XP Home SP2. If you try to you get a message to this effect from the program.

]]>
By: Cloridan David http://tipsfor.us/2007/12/02/an-overview-of-free-antivirus-programs-part-iii-comodo-antivirus-20-beta/#comment-1285 Mon, 03 Mar 2008 09:04:34 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=165#comment-1285 Great information – this is exactly the kind of thing we need to put our efforts into the context of reality.

]]>
By: mayo http://tipsfor.us/2007/12/02/an-overview-of-free-antivirus-programs-part-iii-comodo-antivirus-20-beta/#comment-1278 Tue, 26 Feb 2008 01:29:28 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=165#comment-1278 huele bien, apenas voy a ver si realmente se pone al two for two con los gusanos

]]>