Comodo Antivirus is a powerful antivirus tool that uses multiple layers of protection to keep your PC malware-free.
A behavioural scanning system watches running processes for suspect behaviour, for example, uncovering even zero-day threats before they can cause any damage.
Cloud-based whitelisting and detection systems improve accuracy, cut false positives, and deliver a faster response to new malware.
Back on your own PC, Comodo's Defense+ technology alerts you to applications that behave suspiciously. And if you download a program which you're not entirely sure is safe, then using Comodo's Sandbox allows you to run it in an isolated environment, where it won't be able to affect the rest of your PC.
Of course you also get a strong core antivirus engine, which scans all the files you access to detect and remove incoming threats. Explorer integration allows you to scan selected files, folders or entire drives from a right-click menu option, while the scheduler runs regular scans, even when you're not around.
New features this time start with the Viruscope. This looks for programs carrying out potentially unwanted actions - setting themselves up to run when your system starts, for example - and not only alerts you, but can undo any damage, restoring your system to normal.
A new Protected Data Folder gives extra protection to sensitive files, ensuring they're completely invisible to any sandboxed applications.
And there are plenty of other significant enhancements elsewhere, from a 700% speed increase for the sandbox, to a range of time-saving interface tweaks, and more than 300 bugs fixed since the previous edition.
What's new/fixed in 7.0.317799?
- Alerts are blocked while there pending notifications – This may cause some users to observe blocked Internet, delayed alerts or sometimes freezes
- Downloaded documents could not be opened in sandboxed Office 2010
- Windows 8.1 update sometimes fail if Viruscope is enabled
- BSOD while manually uninstalling inspect.sys