The Top 10 Free Antivirus 2010 – Comodo Free Antivirus

Update: check out the new Comodo Free Antivirus 2012.

The last program that I’m testing in this year’s series about free antivirus products comes from Comodo.

Comodo offer a few different such products which are currently priced at $49.99, $29.99 and nothing.

It is obviously the latter that I am looking at today.

Comodo Free Antivirus

The free antivirus program offers standard protection, as you would expect, but does not come with a firewall or with any kind of live support like the paid versions do.

When you download Comodo free antivirus you have to agree to their licensing terms.

After that you have the option of supplying your email address so that they can keep in touch with you.

Comodo installer

Personally I skipped that offer.

Next up, the program started to download, all 147MB of it!

Then….

FAIL

After downloading about 2MB of files I was presented with the following message –

premature end to my Comodo testing

Such a message seems to imply an internet connection problem so I duly checked that I had a good connection.

Ok, a glitch thinks I, so I attempted to retry.

Many times.

And a few more times.

Hmmmmm….. I had a good connection and could open up any other website I tried.

Strange!

If anyone from Comodo reads this perhaps they could drop a comment to explain what the issue might be as, to my mind, it certainly doesn’t appear to be my end.

All things considered, I cannot offer any kind of opinion on Comodo antivirus as I couldn’t get it working.

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Comments

  1. I wonder if it had anything to do with opting out of suppling a email addy.
    I am taking it that you tried d/ling it directly from their website, i might have tried elsewhere to see if it could be d/led, but thats just me.

    • It (shouldn’t) have anything to do with not supplying an email address. Should it??

      Don’t worry, I’m no quitter either and will attempt to source the program from elsewhere in order to do a Part II if I can.

      • I am not sure about the email thing, i remember once i tried to d/l a small program, dont remember now what it was , couldnt until i supplied a email addy,, ticked me off so i didnt d/l it.

        Just read Take 2, glad to see you got it running.

        • Yeah it took a while but I got it going in the end. I’ve has some serious connection issues lately but I still don’t think thats the issue as I was surfing other sites and downloading similar size files at that time without any such issues :/

      • I would normally think a site would want your email addy to send out current info, update info, ads, etc,, it would be part of a sign up process probably, thats why it came to mind.
        A way to track users maybe.

        • Which in this case is fine, of course, though I am very careful which sites get my email address (for obvious reasons).

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