Any ideas when Comodo anti-virus will be out of beta?

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Has anyone heard any rumours as to when comodo anti-virus will be out of
beta?

TIA.


Re: Any ideas when Comodo anti-virus will be out of beta?

"Brian Cryer" wrote in

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Well, their v2 was always in "beta" status for how long?  Wasn't it like
2 years.  An obvious ploy by Comodo to keep them out of the AV
comparatives because, well gee, it was beta and always beta.  Their
coverage was too low (38%) to consider it as anything other than a toy
experiment.  They didn't have many reporting users to help them update
their database for them.  Even if and when it comes out of beta status,
I wouldn't bother with it until the next on-demand test at
av-comparatives.org to see if it is of value to even trial it.
Considering several AV alternatives (Avast, AntiVir, AVG) are free, why
waste time on a beta product that may never get out of beta status?

Re: Any ideas when Comodo anti-virus will be out of beta?

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Yes that was my understanding as to why it was beta. I hadn't apprecaited it
had been beta for quite so long. Shame.

Yes, I use AVG at home, but I was looking at low cost options for some of
the pcs we use infrequently in the office. Its looking like we'll have to
continue with McAfee for a few more years yet.

Thanks.


Re: Any ideas when Comodo anti-virus will be out of beta?

On Thu, 1 May 2008 10:58:07 +0100, Brian Cryer wrote:

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PFW Criticism.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_firewall#Criticisms

"Personal Firewalls" are mostly snake-oil.
http://www.samspade.org/d/firewalls.html

Why your firewall sucks.
http://tooleaky.zensoft.com /
"But I quickly realized the truth: The added protection provided by
outbound filtering is entirely illusory."

At Least This Snake Oil Is Free.
http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/archive/2007/07/19/at-least-this-snake-oil-is-free.aspx

Deconstructing Common Security Myths.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2006/05/SecurityMyths/default.aspx
Scroll down to:
"Myth: Host-Based Firewalls Must Filter Outbound Traffic to be Safe."

Exploring the windows Firewall.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/06/VistaFirewall/default.aspx
"Outbound protection is security theaterˇXitˇ¦s a gimmick that only gives the
impression of improving your security without doing anything that actually
does improve your security."

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