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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