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Firewall Provider Comodo CEO Abdulhayoglu: Avoiding Porn and Gambling Not Enough to Avoid Infection

Jersey City, NJ, July 28, 2009 - "People who should know better think that by avoiding porn and gambling sites, they can avoid getting malware on their computers," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and President of Comodo. "Not today."

"People who do know better know that there are some basic requirements everyone needs to have before they even think of using the Internet. One of those requirements is malware protection."

Comodo distributes free Award Winning Antivirus and Firewall protection. More than 18,000,000 copies of Comodo security software have been installed on computers around the world.

"If your computer is compromised, you may not even know it. You could be like a polio carrier, with no symptoms. But your PC harbors the disease and spreads it to other users. Like a vaccine, using security software benefits you, of course. It also benefits every other user of the Internet community."

Comodo Internet Security's Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) offers Internet users a revolutionary defense: Default-Deny Protection (DDP™).

With DDP, no software is allowed to install itself and execute without permission. The permission can come either directly from the user, or from Comodo's exclusive whitelist. "Most HIPS systems send too many popups, any time software makes a minuscule change inside the computer. The result is that either the users or their computers have to make scores or hundreds of decisions. The questions are very detailed. They look like this: 'Iexplore.exe is trying to make changes to' and then follows some file name they can't understand. 'Allow or block?' If PC users had to make hundreds of those decisions every time, of course they would throw up their hands and conclude that they were better off without protection."

"Comodo has a better alternative. Comodo Internet Security's DDP makes most of the decisions, while offering the important questions to the user. And if the user has trouble deciding, she or he can use ThreatCast, an online query system showing in real time what other Comodo Internet Security users have decided about that particular software."

It is possible to configure Comodo Internet Security for maximum security with zero alerts, said Abdulhayoglu, "but that takes a little computer knowledge and confidence."

The alternative to the alerts is to subscribe to Comodo Internet Security Pro. Comodo Internet Security Pro includes unlimited on-demand support from certified security and PC experts. If subscribers request "managed security mode," all their popup alerts will be handled by the security experts.

To download Comodo Internet Security or to subscribe to Comodo Internet Security Pro, visit PersonalFirewall.Comodo.com.

"Pay for your software, if you like," said Abdulhayoglu, "or use world-class Comodo Internet Security for free, but please be sure that before you go online you have some kind of protection in place. If you don't do it for yourself, do it to protect others."

About Comodo

The Comodo companies provide the infrastructure that is essential in enabling e-merchants, other Internet-connected companies, software companies, and individual consumers to interact and conduct business via the Internet safely and securely. The Comodo companies offer PKI SSL, Code Signing, Content Verification and Email Certificate; award winning PC Security software;  Vulnerability Scanning services for PCI Compliance; secure e-mail and fax services.   

Continual innovation, a core competence in PKI, and a commitment to reversing the growth of Internet-crime distinguish the Comodo companies as vital players in the Internet's ongoing development. Comodo secures and authenticates online transactions and communications for over 200,000 business customers and 3,000,000 users of our desktop security products. 

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