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comodo programs, anyone use them? - March 19, 2013, 08:22 AM

PC Security, PC Internet Security, Free Desktop PC Security Protection

Anyone use their anti-virus, firewall, web browser, etc...? The ratings and reviews I have found are top notch and its free. What do you think of it and how well do their programs work?


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Internet != Secure. Fair warning

That said, there is no good host based protection system, just a warm a fuzzy while you are connected to the Ineternet


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March 19, 2013, 11:34 AM

Clarify.

Comodo does make some really good software, I have used both their commercial and "end user" software products. Can I compare the reliability of their product vs. others, yes. They are all about the same when it comes to protecting a users' activity on the Internet, poor. This is not a fault of the software products, it is a result of the fact that the Internet is not a safe environment. Other free products by AVG, Panda, Kaspersky are just as effective.

Just be advised, solely having a protection system like this is not going to prevent your computer from being "infected".


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Clarify.

Comodo does make some really good software, I have used both their commercial and "end user" software products. Can I compare the reliability of their product vs. others, yes. They are all about the same when it comes to protecting a users' activity on the Internet, poor. This is not a fault of the software products, it is a result of the fact that the Internet is not a safe environment. Other free products by AVG, Panda, Kaspersky are just as effective.

Just be advised, solely having a protection system like this is not going to prevent your computer from being "infected".
Cool, thanks. And what would give better protection?


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Not surfing porn and pirating software.


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Use a Mac.

Or a Linux box.


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March 19, 2013, 12:18 PM

I actually paid for ESET after using "free" version of it.

Best antivirus/firewall I've ever used.

Except for rootkits. Have yet to see an AV able to take on a rootkit. Combofix works for them though but that's something you'll have to worry after you get it.

use up to date Firefox with Web of Trust, NoScript and Browserprotect plugins.

If you go Linux like Clemson suggested check out Ubuntu. It's the most "windows like" of them from the versions I've tried. Shiny and purdy too
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March 19, 2013, 12:21 PM

What they both just said...

Situational awareness helps too. Personally I just live with it, research shows there is not much a user can do other than trust a piece of software, which software that is does not matter.

If you must use a Windows based PC, just keep it up to date with OS patches, use Chrome or FF to browse, turn off scripting (no script), make sure all the peripheral applications related to browsing are current.

Or get a linux box or Mac and browse porn in a non-persistent VM


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What they both just said...

Situational awareness helps too. Personally I just live with it, research shows there is not much a user can do other than trust a piece of software, which software that is does not matter.

If you must use a Windows based PC, just keep it up to date with OS patches, use Chrome or FF to browse, turn off scripting (no script), make sure all the peripheral applications related to browsing are current.

Or get a linux box or Mac and browse porn in a non-persistent VM
how do i turn off scripting? only thing i know about is checking "do not track" is there a difference between tracking and scripting? if so how do i do that?


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Not sure what "turn off scripting" means, but if you're referring to Javascript, good luck using the internet without javascript enabled in your browser.


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Not sure what "turn off scripting" means, but if you're referring to Javascript, good luck using the internet without javascript enabled in your browser.
You can turn it off/on for java/flash and add exempted websites. Like .net or xhamster
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No script is a massive hassle, I tried it for a bit and it was miserable. You are better off disabling ads, blocking tracking cookies and having a good security suite than dealing with the constant crawl of websites. This is what NoScript is NoScript - JavaScript/Java/Flash blocker for a safer Firefox experience! - what is it? - InformAction feel free to try it...hate it and remove it.

Also on the topic of AV, i'm going to be switching over to Bitdefender's security suite. They have great reviews pretty much everywhere I look.

AVG has great virus protection, a so so firewall but it super annoying unless you turn off all the pop ups (which is easy.) Microsoft security essentials is fine if you need something for an hour before getting a real security suite. But don't depend on security essentials to block very many viruses.


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