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Antivirus for Windows 8

Comodo Antivirus - Installation

Note - Before beginning installation, please ensure you have uninstalled any
other antivirus and firewall products that are on your computer.

After downloading the required Comodo Internet Security setup file to your local hard drive,
double click on it Comodo Antivirus icon to start the installation wizard.

step 1 Choosing the Interface Language

The installation wizard starts automatically and the 'Select the language' dialog is displayed. Comodo Internet Security is available in several languages.

Select Language

Select the language in which you want Comodo Internet Security to be installed from the drop-down menu and click 'OK'.

step 2 Installation Configuration

The installation configuration screen will be displayed.

Comodo Internet Security Premium Installer

If you click 'Customize Installer' then you can choose advanced options. These include which CIS components you wish to install, the ability to choose CIS installation path and other advanced CIS configuration settings.

Receive Comodo News and Notifications

Comodo Internet Security Premium is activated free of cost for lifetime usage. If you wish to sign up for news about Comodo products then enter your email address in the space provided. This is optional.

Cloud Based Behavior Analysis

Any file that is identified as unrecognized is sent to the Comodo Instant Malware Analysis (CIMA) server for behavior analysis. Each file is executed in a virtual environment on Comodo servers and tested to determine whether it contains any malicious code. The results will be sent back to your computer in around 15 minutes. Comodo recommends users leave this setting enabled. Read the privacy policy by clicking the 'Privacy Policy' link.

Send Program Usage Data

Comodo collects collects the usage details from millions of CIS users to analyze their usage patterns for the continual enhancement of the product. Your CIS instillation will collect details on how you use the application and send them periodically to Comodo servers through a secure and encrypted channel. Also your privacy is protected as this data is sent anonymous. This data will be useful to the engineers and developers at Comodo to identify the areas to be developed further for delivering the best Internet Security product. Disable this option if you do not want your usage details to be sent to Comodo. Comodo recommends users leave this setting enabled. You can change this setting from Advanced Settings > General Settings > Log Settings interface, at anytime after installation.

In the next screen, you can choose to configure your DNS Settings and Browser Home page.

DNS Settings

If you click 'Customize Installer' then you can choose advanced options. These include which CIS components you wish to install, the ability to choose CIS installation path and other advanced CIS configuration settings.

Browser Homepage

Leaving this setting enabled will:

End User License Agreements

Read the complete User License Agreement by clicking the 'License Agreement' link of Comodo Internet Security before proceeding with the installation.

User License Agreement

After reading the agreements, click the 'Back' button to return to the installation configuration screen.

Once back at the main installer screen, if you wish to configure advanced options, click 'Customize Installation'. Otherwise, click 'Agree and Install' to begin installation.

Customizing Installation

Clicking the 'Customize Installation' link opens an advanced options interface that enables you to choose which elements you would like to install, configure security popup alerts and choose the installation path. In order to obtain maximum protection, Comodo recommends that you uninstall any third party personal Firewall and Antivirus in your system and select all the components to get the full benefit of the product.

Select Components to Install (Click to go back to Step 2)

Click the 'Installation Options' tab to select the components to be installed.

Customize Setting
Configuration Options
AV Configuration Options
Choosing Installation Location

Click the 'Files Locations' tab to choose the installation path.

Files Locations

This screen allows you to select the folder in your hard drive for installing Comodo Internet Security. The default path is C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security. If you want to install the application in a location other than the default location, click 'Browse' to choose a different location.

After customizing your installation, click the 'Back' button to return to the installation configuration screen.

step 3 Installation Progress

The installation progress will be displayed…

AV Installation Progress

…and on completion, the successfully completed dialog will be displayed.

Installation Completed

If your computer is connected to a home or work network, then you are prompted to configure it at the 'Network Detected!' dialog. At the top of the dialog, the connectivity mode will be displayed, whether wired or wireless.

Network Settings

The application initiates the first quick scan on your computer. The virus database will be updated automatically prior to the scan.

Install Signature

You can also send this task to the background by pressing the 'Send to Background' button and retrieve it in the 'Task Manager' interface. Refer to the section 'Manage CIS Tasks' for more details.

CIS will commence a Quick Scan of system memory, autorun entries, hidden services, boot sectors and other critical areas automatically after the virus database has been updated.

AV Quick Scan

If you do not want the scan to continue at this time, click the 'Stop' button.

After the scanning is complete, and any threats are found, an alert screen will be displayed. The alert will display the number of threats/infections discovered by the scanning and provide you the options for cleaning.

Quick Scan Result

If any threats are detected, they will be displayed and you can choose to take appropriate action from any of the drop-down fields in the screen and click 'Apply Selected Actions' button. Refer to the section 'Processing Infected Files ' for more details.

steps 4 Restarting Your System

In order for the installation to take effect, your computer needs to be restarted.

Restart Message
steps 5 After Restarting Your System

After restarting, a 'thankyou' screen will appear. This contains a summary of the components you chose to install as well as some friendly advice.

Comodo Internet Premium

This screen will appear every time you start your system. If you do not want the screen to be displayed on every start up, select the check box 'Do not show this window again' before closing the window.

If your computer is connected to a home or work network, then you are prompted to configure it at the 'Network Detected!' dialog. At the top of the dialog, the connectivity mode will be displayed, whether wired or wireless.

oin Network

The main interface will be displayed

Risk Virus Signature