Is Comodo antivirus really the best?

Rajaa Chowdhury February 14, 2013
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There is an Antivirus poll going on at (http://www.matousec.com/info/poll-archive.php?poll=2&more=1) and Comodo is leading the pack by far. Do you agree with the trend?

  1. Gloria
    February 26, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Nope, I really like Unthreat Antivirus. It's a free antivirus as well and I think it works really well. It doesn't slow down my computer when running and I haven't had a virus since I got it.

  2. lucy
    February 20, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I always check out this website before buying anti-virus software - http://www.windowsmac.com - My personal favourite is AVG because it does what it says and i like the fact that it's as unobtrusive as possible.

  3. Justin Ellenwood
    February 20, 2013 at 7:09 am

    No I would not even recommend their antivirus. If you want free go avast or MS Security Essentials. If you want paid go with BitDefender or F-Secure.

  4. Nevzat Akkaya
    February 19, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    My favorites are Comodo for firewall and Avast for anti-virus. You can use them together.

  5. Samit Tandukar
    February 19, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    matousec test gives idea how strong the firewall is.....not AV portion.....

  6. Salman Saleem
    February 19, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I think Avira is a much better option as a freeware

  7. Sudharshan Titan
    February 18, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Not exactly ... its Good at malware detection and stopping them entering your system...but that doesnt mean that its the best. It will kill your system in its own way.. like...

    1. sucks down your system resources ..
    2. Creates conflicts with existing software
    3. Not easy to use

  8. Jan Fritsch
    February 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    The poll is asking for the favorite anti virus not the 'best' so I don't see any issue with the result. Maybe people like it just for it's usage, features or whatever although it may not be the most secure choice.

    Also some things that may explain the results:
    (a) Matousec is a hub for interested and/or working in the security field so most of the visitors are probably not in need of a highly reliable antivirus.
    (b) Like in the most recent news they often commend Comodo Internet Security (which includes their anti-virus) as a one of the best security suites so it's likely a lot of their visitors are using and vote for Comodo.

    If you are looking for a highly reliable anti virus I suggest reading through tests and make your own choice as they all have the merits and flaws.
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/
    http://www.av-test.org/en/home/

    Or make your pick out of the recommendations here on MUO
    http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/best-windows-software#antivirus

    • Jan Fritsch
      February 15, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Sorry for the typo
      [*]for people interested and/or working...

  9. ha14
    February 15, 2013 at 11:36 am

    free antivirus has always holes inside compared to shareware version otherwise why do propose a shareware version if the freeware is equal to it.

    Comodo Antivirus 2012
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2399139,00.asp
    Don't rely on Comodo Antivirus 2012 to clean up an infested system; it's just not good at that. It will keep a clean system clean, as long as you read and correctly respond to many popup queries from its Defense+ component. It's not for everyone.

    A Free Anti-Virus Comparison: 5 Popular Choices Go Toe-To-Toe
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-antivirus-comparison-popular-choices-toetotoe/

    AV Test Award
    http://www.av-test.org/en/test-procedures/award/2012/

  10. salim benhouhou
    February 15, 2013 at 8:50 am

    it's pretty good but i don't recommend it . if you have money i would suggest Bitdefender if not use Avast it's better than Comodo .

  11. Alan Wade
    February 15, 2013 at 7:43 am

    No, but thats my opinion. What you will get is a lot of opinions on what people think is best. I think Bruce's answer about sums it up but then I wouldnt agree with him on BitDefender. As I said, its a matter of opinion.
    You could Google the 'Top Ten Antivirus Programs' and read a few of the reviews, even they vary from reviewer to reviewer.

  12. Junil Maharjan
    February 15, 2013 at 6:26 am

    i like AVG and in my view it is one of the best. but other antiviruses are good as well. it all comes to the usability and user friendliness as well as the strength of the software. but i don't think comodo is the best.

  13. DalSan Mack
    February 15, 2013 at 4:12 am

    I agree with Bruce. Their firewall (and browser alternatives, ie. Ice Dragon for a more secure version of Firefox and Comodo Dragon for a more secure version of Chrome) is great. Even Avira free and Avast detects more viruses, malware, and spyware than Comodo Antivirus will. It is more of an opinion on how well integrated it is with the firewall than it is actual protection. If one were to use a Comodo product, it should be their firewall so long as it is coupled with an antivirus from another company.

  14. connie taggart
    February 15, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Yes I agree. It's light. You can submit files and scan what files you want and much more all for free.

  15. Bruce Epper
    February 15, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Nope. Their firewall is outstanding (providing the user doesn't circumvent it themselves), but their AV portion of the package is generally beat by Norton, Bitdefender and Kaspersky. Since I removed Comodo from a neighbor's machine and installed Bitdefender, I have not had to return to remove another infection (3 times within 5 months with Comodo installed; 0 times in 3 months since installing Bitdefender). Going to the same sites on my system (with N360) blocked infection attempts by various websites (drive-by downloads) while the Comodo equipped system would let it do its thing with nary a warning.

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      May 10, 2013 at 9:51 am

      I also agree. I personally use Microsoft Security Essentials and Comodo Personal Firewall free combination. Never faced a problem, touch wood.

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