At their most basic, firewalls work like a filter between your computer/network and the Internet. You can program what you want to get out and what you want to get in. Everything else is not allowed. There are several different methods firewalls use to filter out information, and some are used in combination. These methods work at different layers of a network, which determines how specific the filtering options can be.
Firewalls can be used in a number of ways to add security to your home or business.
Comodo Firewall uses the latter way to prevent malware from installing on your computer. This free software firewall, from a leading global security solutions provider and certification authority, use the patent pending "Clean PC Mode" to prohibit any applications from being installed on your computer unless it meets one of two criteria. Those criteria are a) the user gives permission for the installation and b) the application is on an extensive list of approved applications provided by Comodo. With this feature, you don't have to worry about unauthorized programs installing on your computer without your knowledge.
This software is highly customizable, so that you can adjust it to suit your specific needs.
Comodo Internet Security Suite combines the award-winning Comodo firewall with a powerful antivirus to offer a multilayered approach in protecting millions of computers around the world for free.