Scot’s Newsletter Blog reports:
Do Not Rely on Comodo 3â€™s â€˜Basic Firewallâ€™
Because I have written in the recent past with an initially positive reaction to Comodo 3â€™s â€œBasic Firewallâ€ installation option, I am honor-bound to post this quick message.
I have learned directly from Comodo executives that the Basic Firewall installation option of Comodo 3 does not offer any outbound leak protection whatsoever. They may add that protection in a future version of Comodo 3.x. The Basic Firewall option turns off Comodo 3â€™s Defense+ HIPS module, which provides the leak protection for Comodo 3.
The previous generation of the Comodo 2.4 provided anti-leak protection without the HIPS.
Not only does this mean that Comodo 3 Basic Firewall is no longer a contender in this blogâ€™s firewall evaluation, but if you are relying on this version of Comodo for your firewall protection, Windows XP users should switch to Online Armor FREE version 188.8.131.52 (or newer) and Vista users should uninstall Comodo 3 and reinstall it, choosing the â€œAdvancedâ€ installation option.