Software Update: Comodo Internet Security 7.0.313494.4115

Comodo has released version 7.0 of Internet Security. This program comes with both a firewall and virus protection and it is possible to install one, the other or both. Internet Security is available for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 and 8, and has separate downloads for 32bit and 64bit editions of these operating systems. Comodo Internet Security is free to use, but there are also a plus-, pro– and complete version, which offers more options.

In version 7.0, the user interface has been refreshed, there is a viruscope, which checks processes and activities for suspicious things, and it is possible to block certain websites. There is also a protected folder, which is not accessible to programs that run in the so-called sandbox. The complete release notes for this release can be found below.

viruscope
Viruscope monitors the activities of processes running on your computer and alerts you if they attempt to take suspicious actions. Apart from forming yet another layer of malware detection and prevention, the sub-system represents a valuable addition to the core process-monitoring functionality of the Behavior Blocker by introducing the ability to reverse potentially undesirable actions of software without necessarily blocking the software entirely. This provides more granular control over otherwise legitimate software which requires certain actions to be taken in order to run correctly. Viruscope works using a constantly expanded list of activity ‘recognizers’, which allow the software to detect, block and undo many potentially unwanted actions.

Website Filtering
The new website filtering section gives CIS users a powerful and easy way to allow or block access to specific websites. Website access rules can be created for particular users of your computer, which makes this feature very useful for both home and work environments. For example, parents can block juvenile users from visiting inappropriate websites while companies can prevent employees from visiting leisure sites during working hours. You also have the option to create a log event whenever a user tries to visit a website which is in conflict with a rule. CIS ships with several preset lists (or ‘categories’) of URLs which can be added to rules that you create – including the ‘Malicious sites category’, the ‘Comodo Safe category’, the ‘Comodo Phishing category’ and the ‘Comodo Malware category’.

UI Update

  • The CIS user interface features several design and UX enhancements which allow you to accomplish tasks faster while keeping you better informed than ever before. New themes include the bold new ‘Metro’ theme.
  • Process Activity Dialog has been added.
  • Added ‘Please call a live expert’ balloon message in main GUI when running into ‘At Risk’ status.
  • Virtual Kiosk is renamed to Virtual Desktop

Protected Data Folder
New data security feature which makes important files completely invisible to programs running in the sandbox. Files placed inside a ‘Protected Data Folder’ cannot be read, accessed or modified by any sandboxed application.

Improved

  • ~700% Faster Sandbox.
  • All CIS Advanced Settings components are now accessible via CisTray menu.
  • Windows in ‘grid view’: Improved file search operation and added ‘search completed’ notification; added ‘Jump to Folder’ option; columns now retain their widths as last changed by the user.
  • AV Scan results and Rating scan results windows can be viewed in full screen mode.
  • CIS UI tooltips now correspond to Windows style.

Fixed

  • More than 300 bugs are fixed

The following downloads are available:
Comodo Internet Security Premium (32bit)
Comodo Internet Security Premium (64bit)
Comodo Internet Security Plus (32bit)
Comodo Internet Security Plus (64-bit)
Comodo Internet Security Pro (32bit)
Comodo Internet Security Pro (64-bit)
Comodo Internet Security Complete (32bit)
Comodo Internet Security Complete (64bit)

Version number 7.0.313494.4115
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Website Comodo Security Solutions
Download http://download.comodo.com/cis/download/installs/4000/standalone/cispremium_installer.exe
File sizes

91.85MB – 99.61MB

License type Freeware/Paid