Comodo Internet Security Complete 8
Operating System Covered: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1, Windows 10
Price: Paid versions
ISP Rate: 9.0/10
This American security software company might be another one of the least well-known security software suppliers, but it does seem to have a growing reputation in the security sector. In tests the software usually does well with a solid performance and good strong security, and a few surprises.
Comodo Internet Security Complete 8 is a collection of powerful tools which aims to keep your PC safe from even the very latest in malware threats. If you’re not that tech savvy, Comodo offer a “Virus Free Guarantee”, and if you do get a virus, a Comodo Live Expert Technician will clean your PC of any virus. If Comodo can’t remove the virus or malware they offer a £300 / $500 repair cost to get your system back in working condition.
Comodo offers some of the most impressive anti-virus scanning combined with an all-out defensive network for your home or small office computer. Comodo Internet Security Complete 8 goes one better with Comodo's "Defense+" system monitoring program activities and looking for malware-like behaviour constantly.
The sandbox is a virtual operating environment created within your computer for unknown and suspicious programs. Comodo Internet Security Complete 8 automatically runs suspicious programs in the sandbox where they cannot damage Windows, its registry or important user data. This protection goes well beyond traditional Antivirus software by ensuring any new viruses are completely isolated and cannot cause damage.
One of the new features includes an auto-sandboxing policy, which by default keeps dubious programs isolated from your PC. If this doesn't suit your needs, no problem: it's now possible to set up your own auto-sandboxing rules, using parameters like file reputation and origin.
The virtual desktop provides an isolated environment where you can run programs, or browse the web, without any risk to your system. And URL filtering keeps you safe by blocking access to malicious sites.
Most of the time the software runs entirely automatically and so novice users can simply carry on using their PC just as they did before without worrying about getting confused with settings. For those that need a bit more control, Comodo Internet Security Complete 8 has plenty to offer with a host of settings and options to ensure the program works as you'd like.
The User Interface (UI) simplifies navigation with a better design and smoother running. There are more features than listed here for those that like to delve deeper. On top of this is the strong anti-virus engine and solid firewall. Add to that Comodo's "Defense+" system, Virus Guarantee and the price, and we think Comodo are on to a winner.
The difference between Internet Security Pro 8, and this package is that they add TrustConnect Hot spot protection that encrypts all data transmitted over both wired and wireless Internet connections up to 10GB per month. It prevents hackers from accessing the connection and stealing personal and private information. It's like a personal VPN creating a secure tunnel over the Internet even in a non-secure public hotspot.
Another extra feature is the online backup. With Comodo Internet Security Complete 8 you get a full 50GB of online backup. This backs up your files to a secure online vault. This is a very generous amount and you can upgrade for more space.
ISP Rate: 9.0