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?
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.
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.
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.
My favorites are Comodo for firewall and Avast for anti-virus. You can use them together.
matousec test gives idea how strong the firewall is.....not AV portion.....
I think Avira is a much better option as a freeware
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
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.
Or make your pick out of the recommendations here on MUO
Sorry for the typo
[*]for people interested and/or working...
free antivirus has always holes inside compared to shareware version otherwise why do propose a shareware version if the freeware is equal to it.
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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.
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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 .
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.
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.
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.
Yes I agree. It's light. You can submit files and scan what files you want and much more all for free.
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.
I also agree. I personally use Microsoft Security Essentials and Comodo Personal Firewall free combination. Never faced a problem, touch wood.