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Comodo Antivirus v8.1.0

Detect, block and remove malware from your PC with this free antivirus tool

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:

210MB free hard drive space

Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 04 February 2015
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Downloads To Date: 15030
Developer: Comodo
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Comodo Antivirus v8.1
Detect, block and remove malware

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 include 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.

Comodo Antivirus 8 now takes advantage of hardware virtualisation when available, allowing the program to operate at the hypervisor level.

An improved Viruscope makes it easier to monitor your system for unwanted applications.

Comodo Antivirus logs events to the Windows Event Logs, useful when you're troubleshooting.

This all comes packaged in a flat-look interface, which has also been redesigned to simplify navigation.

Verdict:

Comodo Antivirus is a powerful antivirus tool, highly configurable and with plenty of interesting features. You won't necessarily be able to get by with the default settings, though - this isn't an "install and forget" program. You'll need to monitor closely what the program is doing to get the best results, so it's really not for security beginners

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