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Comodo Internet Security Pro 2013 Beta

Comodo Internet Security Pro 2013 Beta provides an interesting look at Comodo's forthcoming suite.

The most immediately obvious change is the entirely redesigned, bright, colourful and touch-friendly interface. This aims to ensure that even novice users can navigate the package without feeling intimidated, and at a first look, seems to do quite a good job. (Although it does also mean that many key settings are a little more buried than they were, so expect to spend some time browsing the package before you find where everything is.)

Comodo's sandboxing has also seen major improvements. More applications now work with the sandboxing; you can even have applications automatically sandboxed, if you know what you're doing; and the suite now includes the Virtual Kiosk, essentially a sandboxed desktop which adds a whole new layer of security to your system.

The suite now uses Comodo's KillSwitch and Cleaning Essentials (system monitoring, whitelisting and more) to help identify dubious processes. While other extras include GeekBuddy, which provides remote support when you need it, and Comodo's Dragon for more secure browsing.

And Comodo claim this latest product is the fastest, least resource-hungry tool they've released so far. It's too early to confirm that yet - and benchmarking betas generally doesn't tell you much, anyway - but we did notice that, while the program's first scan may take a while, the second seems to be much, much faster.

If you're a Comodo fan, then, there's definitely a lot here to explore. But, keep in mind that this is a beta, and may cause all kinds of problems. Don't install it on anything that isn't fully backed up.

Platforms: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Version: 6.0.56221.2560
Licence: Free during beta-testing
Manufacturer: Comodo
Date Added: {ts '2012-10-10 17:35:00'}

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