Comodo Firewall – It's Simple To Use & It's FREE

I’ve been reading around the Internet that a new kid was on the block offering some free security products, and that they were getting some fairly good reviews. And after doing the article on firewall testing, and noting that Comodo received a mark of excellent, I decided to download it and give it a try.

As with most freebie software, you need to provide a email address to receive an activation serial number, and once that was done I proceeded with the download. The file is a little over 7MB. Installation was uneventful and only asked if I wished to stop the built-in firewall used by XP and required a restart.

After boot, the Comodo icon was in the system tray and activated. As with all firewall products, there is a learning experience the software goes through, in which you must tell the firewall which connections you wish to allow. Overall it is a fairly simple process. I then checked to see if my computer was going to take a performance hit with Comodo and noted it has a small footprint – using about 17k. And there were no spikes like I have seen with some firewall products.

Overall, I like the feel of Comodo. It is simple to set up and use. I would highly recommend this product to anyone wishing to use a software firewall product.

You can get your free copy of Comodo here.

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I have been writing for LockerGnome since relocating to Missouri seven years ago, where I continue to be a technology enthusiast who enjoys playing with the newest and latest gadgets.

  • http://na Peter

    i cant get comodo to connect to the internet.i have to switch off network activity.This is stupid since a firewall is ment to protect me.I like comodo very much but they should make it more user friendly.It also failed their online test.Can you help me out

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

    Hi Peter,
    I have had to uninstall Comodo as well. After two weeks I had the same problem. See my post here.

    http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/2006/12/23/comodo-firewall-problems-after-two-weeks-of-use/

    I think we are just going to have to wait and hopefully Comodo will work out some of the kinks. Like you I like Comodo and I haven’t given up on it.

  • Kris

    I have had some trouble with Comodo also, However I discovered it was because I had blocked svchost.exe from accessing the internet, So when your computer boots and looks to obtain an ip address via dhcp, It is unable to because comodo blocks it. An easy fix? Simply remove any entries in your programs list that have svchost in the name…

    This is a very powerful firewall, I would have to say it is by far the best even in comparison to paid for firewalls…

  • Lily

    I installed it and it “froze” practically every program on my desktop. Couldn’t use any of them. I couldn’t copy/paste anymore, couldn’t use my “Efficient Diary”, “Oppen Office”… I tried to find some “tutorial” on how to use Comodo Firewall but couldn’t find any. Even after I disabled everything I still could not use my programs. So I had no choice than to remove it from my computer.

  • Martin Cohen

    I fall in the first camp. For those who think mathematics is invented, I have a simple question. Why are numbers so useful? Why do length, mass and charge all have numerical values that can be related through equations? Could there possibly be a universe where numbers do not apply? Consider the jellyfish world of the article. If the world of the jellyfish is completely uniform then there are no decisions to make. There is no room for reasoning of any kind, mathematical or otherwise. Suppose, however, that this uniform is not uniform, that there are more nutrients in some places than others. This density is measurable with numbers. Furthermore, there may be clues to the location based on types and numbers of rock or coral or other features. Pythagoras may have been on to something when he said that number is the ultimate reality.

  • http://www.facebook.com/barry.etheridge Barry Etheridge

    Martin, I’m afraid that you have rather compromised your case by failing to make

  • http://www.facebook.com/barry.etheridge Barry Etheridge

    I’ve always liked “50% chance of rain”, ie. either it will rain or it won’t! They pay people for that? Boy, am I in the wrong line of work!