Comodo Internet Security released a new update this week (v. that improved it’s already powerful suite of tools that aim to keep your PC safe in the face of even the nastiest malware. Dedicated Comodo users already know that the suite comes with URL filtering that blocks malicious sites, a Defense+  system that monitors program activities, and a virtual desktop that provides an isolated environment where you can browse the web and run programs without any risk to your PC. Most of these tools are self-sufficient so users hardly ever notice that they’re there.


However, if you’re the type of person who needs to be in total control, Comodo has no problem handing over the reigns. You can monitor activity via an extended Task Manager, play with the configurable sandbox for running suspect applications, and use the versatile Host Intrusion Protection System to discover what programs can and can’t do. With all of these features already available what could Comodo possibly improve on?

New features in Comodo v. include an auto-sandboxing policy which keeps suspicious programs isolated on your computer by default. There’s also the option to set up your own auto-sandboxing policies with this update based on file origin and reputation. An improved Viruscope makes it easier to monitor your system than ever before, and an updated Windows Events Log makes troubleshooting a piece of cake.

The flat-look interface has also been redesigned to simplify navigation. Website Filtering is another welcome addition to the update as is the new Protected Data Folder and a 700% speed increase. More than 300 bugs have been fixed since the last addition of Comodo Internet Security, so the company is clearly making huge strides when it comes to offering customers a (free) premium product.

Comodo Internet Security offers total protection against buffer overflows, hackers, spyware, Trojans, worms, and zero-day attacks. Comodo v. can be downloaded for free from FileHippo here.