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Should I remove Comodo Dragon?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #751
United States Rank #1,140
Reach 1.0579%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.26 days
538.56 days >
Average installed length: 282.97 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
46.9.15.425 0.36%
46.9.15.424 1.31%
45.9.12.393 0.03%
45.8.12.389 0.13%
45.6.11.385 0.98%
43.3.3.185 2.75%
42.2.2.138 0.50%
36.1.1.22 1.78%
36.1.1.21 11.83%
36.1.1.19 0.28%
33.1.0.1 8.78%
33.1.0.0 15.06%
33.0.0.0 3.09%
31.1.2.0 2.76%
31.1.0.0 10.15%
31.0.0.0 2.23%
30.0.0.0 6.14%
29.1.0.0 2.90%
29.0.0.0 0.96%
28.1.0.0 4.79%
28.0.4.0 0.88%
27.2.0.0 1.54%
27.1.0.0 2.20%
27.0.4.0 2.49%
26.2.2.0 1.50%
26.1.3.0 0.24%
26.0.2.0 1.17%
25.2.0.0 1.07%
25.1.0.0 0.30%
25.0.2.0 0.51%
24.2.0.0 2.09%
24.1.0.0 0.10%
24.0.1.0 0.04%
23.4.1.0 4.71%
23.4.0.0 0.20%
23.3.0.0 0.01%
23.2.0.0 0.07%
23.1.0.0 0.20%
23.0.1.0 0.15%
22.1.1.0 0.14%
22.0.4.0 0.07%
21.2.1.0 0.03%
21.1.1.0 0.07%
21.0.2.0 0.03%
20.1.1.0 0.03%
20.0.1.0 0.01%
19.2.0.0 0.05%
19.1.0.0 0.01%
19.0.3.0 0.03%
18.3.0.0 0.02%
18.1.2.0 0.03%
61 versions

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Comodo Dragon

What is Comodo Dragon?

Comodo Dragon is a freeware web browser. The Comodo Dragon browser developed by Comodo Security Solutions, Inc. is based on the Chromium software code developed by Google. It is an implementation of Chromium and is produced by Comodo Group. Sporting a similar interface to Google Chrome, Dragon eliminates Chrome's usage tracking and some other potentially privacy-compromising features, and provides additional security measures, such as indicating the authenticity and relative strength of a website's SSL certificate. Instead of Google Updater, Comodo Dragon features its own built-in Updater. If Dragon is uninstalled, users are given the option of keeping Dragon's cache and cookie files or deleting them.

About  (from COMODO)

Internet is the world's foremost communicative medium. Each day, the volume of messages it transmits, the tidal wave of credentials, ID numbers and passwords it requires, the preponderance of data it exhibits, and the endless array of transactions it helps consummate is unsurpassed! The Internet has grown up and of c...  Read more
Overview
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.comodo.com/home/browsers-toolbars/browser.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\comodo\dragon\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Comodo\Dragon\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 96.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Comodo Dragon

Program executable:dragon.exe
Name:Comodo Dragon
Path:C:\Program Files\comodo\dragon\dragon.exe
MD5:394955d56957776f55561d9ae4167c26
Additional files:
  • chrome_elf.dll - Comodo Dragon
  • distribution.dll
  • dragon.dll
  • dragon_child.dll
  • dragon_s.dll
  • dragon_updater.exe
  • ffmpegsumo.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • certsentry_setup.exe - COMODO CertSentry (COMODO CertSentry Installer)
  • restart_helper.exe - restart_helper
  • virtual_mode_helper.exe
  • avutil-51.dll
  • wow_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • certsentry_setup.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'iTunesShowSongsOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'iTunes.ShowSongsOnCD' and the action verb 'showsongs.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • dragon.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Open Browser' (runs on registration).
  • virtual_mode_helper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E24C8C6D-B53F-4D7D-854C-6A8B93F7C9E9}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • dragon_updater.exe runs as a service named 'COMODO Dragon Update Service' (DragonUpdater) "Automatically installs updates for COMODO Dragon".
Startup File (User Run)
  • dragon.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_2ECCC5BED059AECAF6283DF7BE18D717' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe" --no-startup-window.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • dragon.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #1' which loads as C:\Program Files\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe --disable-background-networking --disable-web-resources --disable-component-update --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --restore-last-session --disable.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • dragon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EnableAutoStart' which loads as C:\Program Files\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • dragon_updater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Comodo\Dragon\dragon_updater.exe'.
  • dragon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe'.
Network connections
  • dragon_updater.exe connects to downloads.comodo.com (178.255.82.1 port 80).
  • dragon_updater.exe connects to download.comodo.com (91.199.212.171 port 80).
  • dragon_updater.exe connects to downloads.comodo.com (178.255.82.1 port 80).
  • dragon_updater.exe connects to downloads.comodo.com (178.255.82.1 port 80).
  • dragon_updater.exe connects to download.comodo.com (91.199.212.171 port 80).
  • dragon_updater.exe connects to downloads.comodo.com (178.255.82.1 port 80).
  • dragon_updater.exe connects to downloads.comodo.com (178.255.82.1 port 80).
  • dragon_updater.exe connects to downloads.comodo.com (178.255.82.1 port 80).
  • dragon.exe connects to 74.125.171.110 (port 80).
  • dragon.exe connects to 184.173.90.195-static.reverse.softlayer.com (184.173.90.195 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

dragon.exe
Memory:54.48 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0029736517%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00165098%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00132267%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:15,612,421
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:222.77 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:329.71 KB
105.02 KB average
dragon_updater.exe
Memory:2.79 MB
Total CPU:0.0002353700%
Kernel CPU:0.00012568%
User CPU:0.00010969%
CPU cycles/sec:4,220
I/O writes/min:8 Bytes

How do I remove Comodo Dragon?

Quickly and completely remove Comodo Dragon 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 Dragon 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 Dragon, 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 Dragon.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.19%
Windows 8 26.97%
Windows XP 7.00%
Windows Vista 3.78%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.05%
Windows 7 Professional 10.17%
Windows 8.1 8.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.64%
  Germany 5.43%
  United Kingdom 5.23%
  Italy 4.03%
  Brazil 3.36%
  France 2.81%
  Canada 2.29%
  Russia 1.70%
  DZ 1.53%
  Australia 1.53%
  Netherlands 1.51%
  India 1.45%
  Iran 1.38%
  MA 1.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.92%
Acer 19.48%
Dell 18.10%
ASUS 10.90%
GIGABYTE 7.72%
Toshiba 7.33%
Lenovo 3.98%
Samsung 3.98%
Intel 1.65%
American Megatrends 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.54%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.06%
ASUS All Series 3.27%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.20%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.80%

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

comments5 comments

user comment
user comment
Pensis...over a year ago
Why does Virtual_mode_helper.exe only load if I use Comodo Dragon in the sandbox? Both Chrome and IE load in the same sandbox BUT no virtual_mode_helper.exe loads. It makes me wonder WHY? Also on first load it is the Virtual_mode_helper.exe that eats up 26% of my CPU and takes forever to load. Once completed the first time, it loads just as fast as Chrome or any other browser. This is weird and I do not like weird things. Any thoughts?
user comment
Strangerover a year ago
Comodo Dragon is good, guys! What is wrong?
user comment
gbswalesover a year ago
I find comodo producs generally ok - Dragon is useful paticularly if you use the Comodo AV suite as it offers you protected browsing - other than this it is another browser variation and I find it useful to have several browsers installed
user comment
Sjanoover a year ago
That's probably because you chose to use comodo dns, when you installed it. It sometimes have problems connecting to it, when coming out og hibernation and so on, you either have to wait a while, install without comodo dns, or use an other browser.
expert comment
jerry (Expert)over a year ago
Since yesterday I have been having a problem with Comodo Dragon. I cannot connect online, as no webpage I try to open in the browser will open. It keeps saying Error 15 (net::ERR_SOCKET_NOT_CONNECTED): Unknown error. Dragon is the only browser it is doing this in. I have had no problems using Chrome, IE, or IceDragon.