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Should I remove COMODO Internet Security?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
29% remove it71% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,869
United States Rank #5,899
Reach 0.0733%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.45 days
839.41 days >
Average installed length: 441.05 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.3.50343.1263 19.36%
5.3.50343.1259 0.58%
5.3.45685.1236 11.38%
5.3.44816.1227 2.53%
5.3.43550.1216 3.60%
5.0.32580.1142 21.40%
5.0.31564.1135 4.38%
4.1.21673.936 0.10%
4.1.19277.920 24.81%
4.1.18600.916 0.78%
4.0.7305.779 2.43%
4.0.4167.742 1.07%
4.0.10770.828 7.49%

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COMODO Internet Security

What is COMODO Internet Security?

Comodo Internet Security (CIS), developed by Comodo Group, is an Internet security suite available for Microsoft Windows. It offers anti-malware (antivirus) protection, a personal firewall, a sandbox and a Host-based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) called Defense+. Comodo Internet Security (CIS) is available in four editions: Comodo Internet Security (the standard edition), Comodo Internet Security Plus, Comodo Internet Security Pro and Comodo Internet Security Complete.

About  (from COMODO)

Comodo Internet Security is the free, multi-layered security application that keeps hackers out and personal information in. Built from the ground upwards with your security in mind, Internet Security offers 360° protection by combining powerful Antivirus protection, an enterprise class packet filtering firewall, adva...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 4.1.19277.920, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named cmdagent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 155.14 MB (162,678,064 bytes).
COMODO Internet Security has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FD8E178D-8B4E-42DA-B434-EFF270329B1C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 155.14 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by COMODO Internet Security

Program executable:cmdagent.exe
Name:COMODO Internet Security
Signed by:Comodo Security Solutions
Path:C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
MD5:2a2d72271844c52f004901a60312b96a
Additional files:
  • autoruns.exe - COMODO Internet Security
  • bsm_chrome.exe
  • cavscan.dll
  • cavscan.exe
  • cavshell.dll
  • cavwp.exe
  • cavwpps.dll
  • cce.dll
  • cce.exe
  • cfp.dll
  • cfp.exe
  • cfpconfg.dll
  • cfpconfg.exe
  • cfplogvw.dll
  • cfplogvw.exe
  • cfpupdat.dll
  • cfpupdat.exe
  • cis.exe
  • cisbf.exe
  • cisbfps.dll
  • cisresc.dll
  • cistray.exe
  • cmdaruns.dll
  • cmdavcen.dll
  • cmdboost.dll
  • cmdcfg.dll
  • cmdcloud.dll
  • cmdcomps.dll
  • cmdhtml.dll
  • cmdinstall.exe
  • cmdlogs.dll
  • cmdscope.dll
  • cmdstat.dll
  • cmdtrust.dll
  • cmdupd.exe
  • cmdupdps.dll
  • cmdurlflt.dll
  • cmdvirth.exe
  • crashrep.exe
  • framework.dll
  • killswitch.exe
  • msica.dll
  • platform.dll
  • recognizer.dll
  • signmgr.dll
  • mach32.dll
  • pkann.dll
  • 7za.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)

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}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • cfpconfg.exe is scheduled as a task named 'COMODO Signature Update {B9D5C6F9-17D2-4917-8BD0-614BAA1C6A59}' (Next runs on 3/14/2015 at 3:35 PM).
  • cistray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B1B084E8-2B55-485E-A8F7-10ADA7FA1F4B}' (runs on registration).
  • cmdinstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{854B5144-FE2B-4F7A-96E9-764575ECB0DE}' (runs on registration).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • cfpconfg.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named COMODO Update {A6D52E4F-569B-4756-B3D8-DF217313DA85}.
  • cistray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Comodo Startup.
  • cis.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named COMODO Welcome {CEB54B45-2B5E-4FF5-9223-6735CD80FE69}.
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).
4 Startup Files (User Run)
  • cistray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'COMODO' 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.
  • cfp.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\cfp.exe.
5 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 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.
  • cfp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'COMODO Internet Security' which loads as "C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe" -h.
  • 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".
  • cce.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CCE' which loads as "C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cce.exe" -showlog.
  • cistray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'COMODO Internet Security' which loads as C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cistray.exe.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • cmdagent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe'.
  • cfpupdat.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfpupdat.exe'.
  • cfp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe'.
Network connections
  • cmdagent.exe connects to downloads.comodo.com (178.255.82.1 port 80).
  • cmdagent.exe connects to downloads.comodo.com (178.255.82.1 port 80).
  • cmdagent.exe connects to downloads.comodo.com (178.255.82.1 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

cmdagent.exe
Memory:104.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0135797188%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00663804%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00694167%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,208,182
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:1
70 average
I/O reads/min:827.33 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:268.81 KB
105.02 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
cfp.exe
Memory:22.64 MB
Total CPU:0.0019205131%
Kernel CPU:0.00099826%
User CPU:0.00092226%
CPU cycles/sec:1,104,364
Switches/sec:45
I/O reads/min:941 Bytes
I/O writes/min:2.07 KB

How do I remove COMODO Internet Security?

Quickly and completely remove COMODO Internet Security from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall COMODO Internet Security from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  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 Internet Security, 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 Internet Security.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 29%
Keep it 71%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.42%
Windows XP 18.68%
Windows Vista 17.41%
Windows 8 0.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.85%
Windows 7 Professional 9.43%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.71%
  United Kingdom 7.25%
  Germany 6.70%
  France 3.51%
  Italy 2.65%
  Australia 2.65%
  Canada 2.42%
  Netherlands 2.03%
  Sweden 1.87%
  Hungary 1.64%
  Finland 1.33%
  Japan 1.33%
  Brazil 1.25%
  Poland 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.03%
Hewlett-Packard 21.66%
Acer 17.60%
GIGABYTE 12.35%
Toshiba 9.48%
Intel 2.88%
American Megatrends 2.71%
ASUS 2.71%
Samsung 2.20%
Lenovo 1.86%
Sahara 1.69%
Sony 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.63%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.09%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.32%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.32%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.32%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 1.93%

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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