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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,001
United States Rank #5,012
Reach 0.1173%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.74 days
287.20 days >
Average installed length: 150.90 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.2.0.4792 3.16%
8.2.0.4703 2.55%
8.2.0.4674 0.85%
8.2.0.4591 4.13%
8.2.0.4508 4.74%
8.1.0.4426 4.98%
8.0.0.4344 6.87%
8.0.0.4337 1.95%
7.0.55655.4142 25.17%
7.0.53315.4132 3.34%
7.0.51350.4115 0.30%
6.3.39949.2976 16.17%
6.3.39106.2972 1.09%
6.3.38526.2970 0.36%
6.3.35694.2953 1.95%
6.3.32439.2937 5.47%
6.2.23257.2860 5.65%
6.2.20728.2847 5.17%
6.1.14723.2813 5.11%
6.1.13008.2801 0.97%

Other programs by COMODO

COMODO Antivirus

What is COMODO Antivirus?  (from COMODO)

Comodo Antivirus is the free way to rid your computer of viruses, malware, Trojans, worms, hackers, and other Internet threats. Scan any drive or file. Get in-depth reports on viral activity. Detect suspicious files that behave like viruses do. Even scan compressed .zip files, where viruses often hide. The latest versi...  Read more

Overview

COMODO Antivirus is a program developed by COMODO. The most used version is 7.0.55655.4142, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is cistray.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 6.77 MB of memory. The software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 247.36 MB (259,370,643 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 43% of users of COMODO Antivirus come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/antivirus.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F1EC4151-805B-4097-B9BB-7D71A417AAF1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 247.36 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by COMODO Antivirus

Program executable:cistray.exe
Name:COMODO Internet Security
Signed by:Comodo Security Solutions
Path:C:\Program Files\comodo\comodo internet security\cistray.exe
MD5:0ff9fe7146b089224a7bd88d36d8f775
Additional files:
  • cmderd.sys - COMODO Internet Security Eradication Driver
  • inspect.sys - COMODO Internet Security Firewall Driver
  • cmdguard.sys - COMODO Internet Security Sandbox Driver
  • cmdhlp.sys - COMODO Internet Security Helper Driver
  • framework.dll - COMODO Antivirus Scan Engine
  • platform.dll
  • signmgr.dll
  • Autoruns.exe - COMODO Internet Security
  • cavscan.exe
  • cavshell.dll
  • cavwp.exe
  • cavwpps.dll
  • CCE.dll
  • CCE.exe
  • cfpconfg.exe
  • cis.exe
  • cisbf.exe
  • cisbfps.dll
  • cisevlog.dll
  • cisresc.dll
  • cmdagent.exe
  • cmdaruns.dll
  • cmdavcen.dll
  • cmdboost.dll
  • cmdcfg.dll
  • cmdcloud.dll
  • cmdcmc.dll
  • cmdcom32.dll
  • cmdcomps.dll
  • cmdfile.dll
  • cmdinstall.exe
  • cmdlogs.dll
  • cmdres.dll
  • cmdscope.dll
  • cmdstat.dll
  • cmdtrust.dll
  • cmdupd.exe
  • cmdupdps.dll
  • cmdurlflt.dll
  • cmdvirth.exe
  • KillSwitch.exe
  • msica.dll
  • recognizer.dll
  • virtkiosk.exe
  • bsm_chrome.exe
  • 7za.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • cmdhtml.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • cavshell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Comodo Antivirus' with a class of {4255A182-CAD9-4214-A19B-7BA7FB633BBD}.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • cfpconfg.exe is scheduled as a task named 'COMODO Scan {124B5766-835D-42FC-B933-F567E437266D}' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 11:00).
  • cis.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Turn On' (runs daily at 9:00 AM).
  • CisTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F533530B-90CD-4A0D-BE0C-5676B84616AF}' (runs on registration).
  • cmdinstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{854B5144-FE2B-4F7A-96E9-764575ECB0DE}' (runs on registration).
  • virtkiosk.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9C03A61-D8DF-42BC-8677-28A28CBC2FD4}' (runs on registration).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • cis.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named COMODO Welcome {CEB54B45-2B5E-4FF5-9223-6735CD80FE69}.
  • CisTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task with the class {31DDBD37-5DB7-4030-8064-10B0CAA806C3}.
  • cfpconfg.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named COMODO Update {A6D52E4F-569B-4756-B3D8-DF217313DA85}.
2 Services
  • cmdagent.exe runs as a service named 'COMODO Internet Security Helper Service' (cmdAgent) "COMODO Internet Security Helper Service".
  • cmdvirth.exe runs as a service named 'COMODO Virtual Service Manager' (cmdvirth).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • CisTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'COMODO Internet Security' and executes as C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cistray.exe.
  • cis.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'COMODO Internet Security' and executes as C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cis.exe.
  • KillSwitch.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'KSBootLog' and executes as "C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\KillSwitch.exe" -b.
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • CisTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'comodo firewall' which loads as "C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cistray.exe".
  • cfpconfg.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'COMODO Update {A6D52E4F-569B-4756-B3D8-DF217313DA85}' which loads as "C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfpconfg.exe".
  • cis.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'New Application' which loads as C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cis.exe.
  • cmdinstall.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'COMODO Internet Security Installer' which loads as "C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdinstall.exe" -log -type "local" -camevent "install-end".
Network connections
  • cmdagent.exe connects to cima.security.comodo.com (199.66.201.27 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

cistray.exe
Memory:6.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019286205%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00090963%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00101899%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,812,741
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:119 Bytes
435.61 KB average
cavwp.exe
Memory:54.67 MB
Total CPU:0.0077683093%
Kernel CPU:0.00306264%
User CPU:0.00470567%
CPU cycles/sec:101,700,769
I/O reads/min:403.77 KB
I/O writes/min:230.27 KB
cis.exe
Memory:15.41 MB
Total CPU:0.0020381768%
Kernel CPU:0.00065299%
User CPU:0.00138518%
CPU cycles/sec:2,530,331
I/O reads/min:14.19 KB
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

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  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program COMODO Antivirus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove COMODO Antivirus.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.49%
Windows 8 35.07%
Windows XP 6.49%
Windows Vista 3.88%
Windows 8.1 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.06%
Windows 8.1 15.02%
Windows 7 Professional 10.46%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.51%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.83%
  United Kingdom 6.22%
  Italy 4.85%
  Canada 3.32%
  Poland 2.85%
  Australia 2.80%
  Germany 2.80%
  France 2.58%
  Netherlands 2.16%
  Brazil 2.00%
  Sweden 1.74%
  India 1.42%
  Iran 1.37%
  Russia 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.74%
Acer 19.78%
Dell 17.11%
ASUS 13.45%
Toshiba 8.51%
GIGABYTE 6.03%
Lenovo 5.64%
Samsung 3.17%
Intel 1.09%
MSI 0.79%
Alienware 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.46%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.39%
ASUS All Series 3.88%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.62%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.36%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.33%

About COMODO

Comodo groups provides computer software and SSL digital certificates as well as offers many products as freemium, but additional features or more featured editions are available for a fee.
Publisher URL: www.comodo.com

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