Comodo Internet Security 10 : Installation, Settings and Usage

Comodo config

  • HIPS :  Disabled
  • FIREWALL :  Safe mode

 

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INSTALLATION

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  • Untick “enhance my web experience

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  • Select “install free version

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  • Untick component that don’t want to install

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  • Untick “Enhance my web experience

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ADVANCED SETTINGS

  • Tick “Scan computer after the computer starts

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  • Untick “Do not show popup alerts

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INSTALLING/UNINSTALLING SAFE APPLICATIONS

  • Even if you try to install a safe application, Comodo may sandbox it because the application is categorized as “Unrecognized
  • When the installer asks for unlimited access as shown below, click “Run Unlimited

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FIREWALL ALERT

  • When an unrecognized application tries to connect to the internet, comodo firewall shows this alert
  • If you know that this application is SAFE, then click “Allow” to allow this application access the Internet.
  • If you are don’t recognize this application click “Block” to block this application from accessing the internet

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  • To create a rule to automatically allow safe application to access the internet,
  • Tick “Remember my answer
  • Select “Treat as” and “Outgoing only

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  • To create a Firewall Rule to automatically Block an application from accessing the internet,
  • Tick “Remember my answer
  • Select “Treat as” and “Block Application

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BLOCK AN APPLICATION FROM ACCESSING THE INTERNET

  • To block an application from accessing the Internet, Click “Add” as shown below

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  • click “browse

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  • Select “files” and select the application that you want to block from accessing the internet

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  • Click “Add” as shown below

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  • Next to “Action:” select “block

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  • Enter the description.
  • click “OK

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  • Click “Ok” to create the firewall rule.

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  • Click “OK

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FILE LIST

  • click “purge” to purge non-existant applications in the list

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  • click “OK

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  • Tick all applications rated as “unrecognized
  • click “Submit” to submit those applications to Comodo

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  • To Change the file rating of “unrecognized applications” which you know are safe application,
  • click “rating” tab
  • Tick all safe applications rated as “Unrecognized
  • Right click on it
  • Select “Change file rating -> Trusted
  • Click “OK

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SUBMITTED FILES LIST

  • Regularly check the “submitted files list
  • Click “clean” to clear the list

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FILE GROUP

  • you may add applications installed the computer to certain predefined file groups.

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  • Add applications which download files from internet into group “file downloaders
  • Select “File downloaders
  • Run the file downloader application.
  • Click “Add -> running processes

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  • Find the file downloader process
  • Select it and click “OK

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  • Similarly, add “media players” applications which is used to play video & audio files

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BLOCKING MALWARE

  • When an unknown application or malware runs, it gets sandboxed by Comodo.
  • Sometimes the user will get alerted as shown below.
  • Click “Block”

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  • When an unknown application or malware asks user permission to connect to Internet.
  • Click “Block”

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  • To stop the execution of unknown application or malware, select “Block and Terminate

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  • To completely block an unknown application from executing in future,
  • Click “Treat As

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  • Click “Blocked Application

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