Comodo Antivirus for Windows 8 Features
- Multi layered threat protection that keeps your system problem free
- Provides complete security for all your connections when you use the web
- Effectively defends your PC against online threats, malicious codes and hacks
- Reliable cloud-based scanning for real-time protection
- Automatically scans files and links downloaded from the internet
- Autonomous operation with minimal user interaction and interruption
- Maximizes your PC's efficiency and operation speed
- Upgrades with added features available
Why Comodo Free Antivirus for Windows 8 ?
Reliable and effective protection for your Windows 8 PC against malware threats
Comodo Internet Security for Windows 8 meets your requirements.
Running the latest Windows OS version? Searching for comprehensive protection?
What makes Internet Security essential for my PC?
In an era where you have so much important data and personal information stored in your PC, it is critical that it is secured using the right programs such as Antivirus for Windows 8 designed for the purpose. The Comodo Internet Security suite combines Antivirus, firewall and other tools required to protect you online.
Comodo Internet Security for Windows 8 is specifically designed for Microsoft’s latest operating system, with its easy-to-use friendly interface, multi-layered security options, automatic file scanning system and more. You get the best suite in the industry, including an enterprise level packet
filtering firewall, Windows antivirus protection with Defense+ and Auto Sandbox technology and a highly advanced host intrusion prevention system (HIPS).
The free edition is a complete version of the software that provides reliable protection from online threats with no time limitation. It is not a stripped down or limited period evaluation product, like many vendors offer. You can also upgrade to the advanced Comodo Internet Security for Windows 8 Pro which includes firewall and antivirus for Windows 8 to obtain our virus-free guarantee and unlimited live Virus Removal services.
System Requirements for Antivirus for Windows 8
Windows XP S2 and higher
400 MB of Hard disk space; 152 MB RAM
November 3, 2014
Comprehensive Features for Complete Protection
Antivirus: Detects and cleans malware
Anti-Spyware: Detects and removes threatening spyware bots
Anti-Rootkit: Detects and removes rootkits
Bot Protection: Prevents your PC from being infected by bots which slow performance
Defense+: Uses HIPS technology to prevents infection at an early stage
Auto Sandbox™: A secure system environment used to run and analyse files before they are verified as safe
Memory Firewall: State-of-the-art technologies to protect against buffer overflow issues
Anti-Malware: Protection against virus, trojans, bugs and malware threats of all types
Default Deny Protection™
Default Deny uses whitelisting to ensure that only trusted malware free programs are run by your system.
The antivirus for Windows 8 and firewall systems include preventive measures to stop viruses before they gain access to the PC architecture.
Auto Sandbox Technology™
Runs unidentified and suspicious files in an isolated environment for further analysis. A program running in the Sandbox cannot harm your system or your data if it turns out to be malicious.An actual desktop is duplicated in Sandbox mode to run test files and confirm their authenticity.
Cloud Based Antivirus
Cloud based updates protect your PC with the latest virus definitions, even if offline virus definitions are not updated
Cloud Based Behaviour Analysis
Feature dedicated to detecting and deleting zero-day malware instantly
Cloud Based Whitelisting
Online whitelisting instantly identifies legitimate and recognized programs from authorized vendors that are safe to run.
Antivirus for Windows 8 automatically detects and deletes spyware found in files, folders and registry of your PC
Malicious Website Filtering
Enhanced provided by SecureDNS, which consults real-time online blacklist to identify malicious files and virus threats. The Windows Antivirus program will alert you when you try to access one. *Should be enabled during installation
A user friendly interface that makes it easy to navigate between various features of Firewall protection. Comodo Internet Security is optimized for Windows 8.
Comodo's Safe List
Unique feature provides access to Comodo's Safe List, created by the experts at Comodo AV Labs. The list includes over two million PC-friendly program files. Files are added to the list only after thorough examination, with new files added regularly.
Allows gamers to play without interruptions, alerts or popups. Automatically suppresses scheduled scans, virus database updates and optimizes PC speed by using minimal resources
You can decide to safeguard the PC by controlling processes and allowing only reliable applications to run.
One-click Virus Scanning
User friendly one click option to initiate virus scanning. Ideal for new users.
Personalized Protection Alerts
Easy to customise firewall settings to read your usage and scanning pattern. Automatically manages alerts and pop-ups to your most convenient time.
Pre-set security settings that save time and reduce complexity for new users. You can change the pre-sets to match your requirements with a single-click option.
Unique Slider for Different Security Levels
Switch easily between fully protected and minimal protection security levels with unique 'slider'. Suppress all programs instantly to conserve PC resources or utilize power to provide better protection.
How does Internet Security Suite differ from conventional antivirus and firewall combo?
Internet Security Suite is a comprehensive package of internet and computer security protection that includes Comodo’s award winning antivirus and firewall with advanced data packet filtering technology. Unlike the free editions from other vendors, it is fully functional and not time limited. The suite will defend your PC and private data from all potential threats found in the online universe. Securing your computer with the right tool is vital to enjoy hassle free computing experience. You can also upgrade to the advanced Comodo Internet Security for Windows 8 Pro to obtain our virus-free guarantee and unlimited live virus removal services.
What makes Comodo Antivirus for Windows 8 better than other suites?
Comodo Antivirus for Windows 8 utilizes the core features of antivirus and firewall combined with the exclusive Defense+ and Auto Sandbox technology. Comodo is the only vendor who provides these trademark features to offer best protection. The Windows Antivirus program also uses Default Deny protection which prevents virus infection by allowing only authorized programs to run. Defense+ defends against malicious threats while Sandbox mode runs suspicious files in an isolated environment to secure system registry.
Are programs stored in Sandbox forever?
No. The auto sandbox mode is a temporary virtual system environment created to test run files and programs before they access your original operating system, files and registry. Comodo Internet Security for Windows 8 offers a feature to send suspicious files to Comodo AV labs for detailed analysis. Safe and authorized programs are added to the whitelist while threats join the blacklist of programs. The sandbox is recycled and ready to perform a new set of operations after completing each task.
Can business users make use of the free version?
Yes, it is possible. However, to get comprehensive protection for a large network of computers and to secure important valuable data, we recommend Comodo Endpoint Security Manager (CESM).
Can I customize installation to choose either firewall or antivirus?
Yes, you can. End users have the freedom to use Comodo Internet Security for Windows 8 as per their individual requirement. Install antivirus for Windows 8 or firewall as you require. You can choose to check or uncheck components during the installation process.
How does Sandbox technology work and how does it protect me?
Auto Sandbox technology is an exclusive feature of Antivirus for Windows 8. Comodo Internet Security for Windows 8 comes bundled with the feature which creates an isolated, virtual system environment where all suspicious files and programs will be executed in trial mode before being granted access to your actual system. This prevents any virus or bug from modifying, corrupting or deleting actual data in your computer. The innovative feature provides stronger protection than traditional antivirus and any malicious files found will instantly be added to the blacklist.
Will programs run properly in Sandbox mode?
Yes. The Sandbox is a virtual, isolated extension of your actual desktop integrated with Antivirus for Windows 8. Every suspicious file or program will be executed in this mode with a limited set of privileges. It will be tested thoroughly and confirmed safe before it is granted access to the actual registry. The analysis runs in the background without interrupting your daily activities. Safe programs are given permission while virus, bugs or trojans are permanently denied access to your PC.
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Download Antivirus Database
Get concrete knowledge on latest threats online and identified malicious programs. Download the complete Windows antivirus database published by Comodo AV labs which lists all recently added, new and modified entries to the virus definitions. Users can also use the database to manually update offline entries.
Online Help Guide
A comprehensive digital guide includes useful tips on how to configure products and more information on the technical aspects.
Forum & Knowledgebase
Meet fellow Comodo users and developers in this online community dedicated to help individuals share technical knowledge in a friendly environment. Forum and knowledgebase provide you the quickest way to find answers to your questions.
Submit Files for Analysis
Comodo AV labs is dedicated to identifying potential threats and to isolate safe files from malicious programs. You can submit here to contribute to this growing network which strives to create the most up-to-date virus definitions. Send any suspicious virus, trojans, bugs or false positive files to us for analysis.