Download of the day: Comodo Internet Security

Fight internet nasties with super cloud power!

Comodo Internet Security

In martial arts such as judo, you use your enemies’ strength against them - and you can do the same thing online. The same cloud communication that’s used to spread various unpleasant things such as viruses and other malicious software can also be used to spread the news of new nasties.

That’s what Comodo Internet Security does: it’s constantly updated via the cloud to ensure that new threats can’t infect your PC. While Windows is more secure than it used to be, we still think adding third-party protection is a very good idea indeed.

Why you need it

Because going online without solid security software is like covering yourself in jam and falling asleep on Fire Ant Mountain: it’s not a story that’s going to have a happy ending.

Comodo’s offering is solid, safe and secure, and it supplements the antivirus and anti-malware tools with a good firewall that can prevent apps from using your internet connection without your permission.

It has a game mode that silences notifications while you’re playing, and it can scan for and clean spyware too. But the most important element is the cloud connection, which ensures that the app gets to know about dodgy downloads as soon as they’re discovered anywhere.

Download here: Comodo Internet Security

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