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Free Anti-Virus solution from Comodo delivers full strength protection with no drop in system performance

May 9th, 2006

Comodo, a global leader in Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, today announced the availability of Comodo Anti-Virus V1.0, one of the most powerful Anti-Virus solutions ever created free for all home users. The software provides one of the highest levels of protection and control against known and emerging threats with its easy to install, easy to configure and easy to use architecture. Importantly, Comodo’s AV solution is free of charge to the end user without any renewal, license or subscription fees – ever!

Comodo Anti-Virus (AV) eliminates virtually all known viruses, worms and Trojans from Windows computers. Features on-demand/ on-access scanning, email scanning, process monitoring, worm blocker, scan scheduling and more. Specifically engineered to deliver the very highest protection, while minimizing CPU load, Comodo AV boasts an industry leading feature list that includes the latest and most sophisticated technologies: Detects and eliminates viruses from desktops and networks; Constantly protects with real-time On Access scanning online; Proactive Heuristic analysis intercepts unknown threats; Daily, automatic updates of virus definitions; Isolates suspicious files in quarantine preventing infection; Full inbound and out bound E-Mail scanning; Simple to use: install and forget

Updated virus definitions are automatically downloaded according to a schedule of your choice or by a single click on the ´updater´ button. Once installed, Comodo AV will unobtrusively manage key monitoring and analysis processes silently and efficiently defending systems from the latest virus outbreaks. And unlike the stripped down versions of commercial software or “crippleware” that other software vendors offer for free, this is the full, completely functional version of the product with a free license which will never expire. A full list of new features can be found at: http://www.antivirus.comodo.com/

Comodo is delivering this highly rated AV solution free to consumers as part of an initiative to empower consumers to create a safe and trusted online experience whenever they go online. This new initiative will solve three key problems for consumers – understanding what security solutions they need, understanding where to get these solutions and how much to pay. Comodo’s goal is to become the single, free trusted consumer source for all Internet security technologies so that consumers need not worry about Internet security again. Our business goal is help eMerchants leverage a growing base of confident consumers which in turn will require eMerchants to procure more Comodo solutions and services.

Some of Comodo’s free security tools include; ability authenticate web identities in real time (www.VEngine.com ), PC vulnerability scanning (www.HackerGuardian.com), free email certificates for secure email encryption, secure BackUp for backing up files on your PC and iVault for password management and launching secured Internet sessions. These free solutions can save consumers hundreds of dollars while enabling consumer to achieve an unparalleled level of Internet security and trust.

“As Internet security threats rise, consumers are increasingly aware of the risks yet are also increasingly confused about how to manage this growing complexity To date, software companies have flooded the market with stripped-down versions of software that are quite ineffective at combating and defending against these threats.” said Melih Abdulhayoglu, President, Chief Security Architect and CEO of Comodo. “Comodo, as a Certification Authority, has a special responsibility to provide a way for consumers to conduct trusted communication and commerce through authentication and protection technologies.”

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