[February] What's New on Comodo Client Security?

We are excited to inform you that we are planning to have new releases over Comodo ONE and ITarian on Saturday (2019-02-16) morning! The release is expected to take 4 hours to deploy, during which time Comodo ONE and ITarian will be in maintenance mode.

Important Notice! - The release for the new version of Comodo Client Security for Linux will be made on February 21.

Comodo Client Security

New Features

  • Prevent registry keys from being read by contained applications. You can now stop the virtualization of specific registry keys by the containment module. This will prevent unknown applications from reading potentially sensitive data held in those keys (write access is already disabled by default). You can access the setting in CCS at ‘Advanced Settings’ > ‘Containment’ > ‘Protected Objects’
  • Option to disable real time scans on network items. Real time virus scans are now optional for items on shared network directories. This will improve system performance because, if an endpoint does not have the rights to delete or quarantine items in shared folders anyway, there is less reason to run real time scans on them. Network files that are copied to the endpoint will, of course, still be scanned and handled locally.
  • Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) Integration. CCS now provides even better malware protection via our integration with Microsoft AMSI. This means deeper software scans and stronger protection for your endpoints. The option is disabled by default, but can be enabled in ‘Advanced Settings’ > ‘AV Settings’ > ‘Real time scan’.
  • Virtual Desktop. With this brand new component, you can virtualize your entire desktop and perform all tasks within a fully virtual environment. Everything!! Applications running in the virtual desktop are isolated from the rest of the endpoint, write to a virtual file system, and cannot access personal data. This makes it ideal for surfing the net without risk and even for testing out beta/unstable software. You can save any data you wish to keep to a special folder called ‘Shared Space’, which the host system can also access. You can launch the virtual desktop from CCS at Containment Tasks > Run Virtual Desktop. Go ahead and try it!
    • Admins can also set the following items for the virtual desktop:
      • Password Protection. If enabled, password protection locks end-users in the virtual environment to stop them switching back to the host.
      • Launch Virtual Desktop upon user login. Starts the virtual desktop automatically as soon as the endpoint is booted. Enable this setting in CCS at ‘Advanced Settings’ > ‘Containment’ > ‘Virtual Desktop’.
  • ‘Protected Objects’ are now under containment settings. ‘Protected Data’ and ‘Protected Keys’ have been moved to ‘Advanced Settings’ > ‘Containment’. This improves UI consistency by grouping these two items with related features and settings.
Bug Fixes
  • The issue with firewall driver that causes connection problems is fixed.
  • The issue with CCS Task Logs which was caused by spontaneous reboots during AV scans is fixed.
  • The issue with applying profiles to CCS is fixed.
  • The functionality issue with “jump folder” in scan window is fixed
  • The issues that caused performance problems are fixed.
Linux New Features
  • TLS 1.2 Upgrade. To comply with the best industry security practices, we are upgrading the protocol used in our security client to Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2.
Bug Fixes
  • The issue with restoring quarantined items is fixed.
  • The performance issue regarding to the compatibility with some specific browsers is fixed.

Once this version is released, some customers may experience an issue with Bulk installation on Windows XP devices. Until our teams provide the proper fix, please follow the steps below to avoid the complication:

  • Start installation of bulk package
  • Wait till "Comodo Internet Security" folder appears in %Program Files% folder
  • Reboot PC manually
  • CCS licensing window can pop up after logon, just ignore it.
  • Start installation of bulk package once again
  • Installation completed
Regards, -Comoodo ONE Team