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Comodo Firewall Pro Uninstalled And Yet Active


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#1 nkfro

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:38 PM

Comodo Firewall Pro was installed on this used computer at the time of purchase. I uninstalled it and the firewall is still reported by the Windowws Security Center as being 'On'. I've removed any folders/files on my hard drive installed by Comodo install and removed registry keys left over from the Comodo installation and yet, Windows Security Center insists that a firewall is active even if Windows firewall is turned 'off'. What am I missing?

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#2 PropagandaPanda

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 02:32 PM

Hello nkfro.

Could you please get us a list of the tasks and services on your computer? That would help determine if a component of the firewall is still running on your computer.
  • Copy the following into a notepad. Do not copy the word "Code".
    @ECHO OFF
    CD %USERPROFILE%\desktop
    tasklist>Report.txt
    sc query type= services>>Report.txt
    start Report.txt
    del %0
  • Click File, then Save As... .
  • Click Desktop on the left.
  • Under the Save as type dropdown, select All Files.
  • In the box File Name, input list.bat.
  • Hit OK.
Double click list.bat. You will see a Command Prompt window open and close, then a notepad open with Report.txt. Please copy the contents of it back in your next reply.

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#3 nkfro

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:09 PM

As requested:

Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage
========================= ====== ================ ======== ============
System Idle Process 0 Console 0 16 K
System 4 Console 0 216 K
smss.exe 696 Console 0 376 K
csrss.exe 768 Console 0 3,528 K
winlogon.exe 792 Console 0 5,940 K
services.exe 836 Console 0 3,340 K
lsass.exe 848 Console 0 1,516 K
svchost.exe 1000 Console 0 4,700 K
svchost.exe 1056 Console 0 4,152 K
svchost.exe 1096 Console 0 56,236 K
svchost.exe 1160 Console 0 3,628 K
svchost.exe 1300 Console 0 4,496 K
explorer.exe 1680 Console 0 21,092 K
inetinfo.exe 180 Console 0 9,996 K
alg.exe 884 Console 0 3,512 K
ctfmon.exe 1464 Console 0 3,648 K
bittorrent.exe 1480 Console 0 6,580 K
wscntfy.exe 1812 Console 0 2,516 K
iexplore.exe 3968 Console 0 41,152 K
cmd.exe 3872 Console 0 1,516 K
tasklist.exe 556 Console 0 4,424 K
wmiprvse.exe 3940 Console 0 5,604 K

ERROR following "type="!
Must be "driver" or "service"

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 04:26 PM

Two things, you purchased it used, was the operating system and programs already installed? Is this a factory-built i.e. HP, Dell, Gateway? Do you have an XP CD or a set of recovery CD's? I also noticed Bittorent in the log. Not necessarily evil in itself, but it can be a gateway to all sorts of infections. One thing to try is to download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility Once installed, open it and see if there's anything referring to Comodo, check the box by it and run the utility
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#5 nkfro

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 05:33 PM

My bad not including more info about the computer itself. This is a Toshiba Tecra 8100 running a 650mhz. P3, 512m ram and a 20gb hard drive. Original OS was Win 2000 Professional. Win XP SP2 was installed prior to my purchase and a WinXP slipstream disc was included but not a factory Win XP CD. Still get 1 hour 15 to 2 hours out of the original battery and the computer is used primarily for assisting guests signing on to our wireless network and personal use.

Bit Torrent is lightly and rarely used but is helpful when needed. Comodo Firewall Pro was installed when I purchased this used computer. I would not have installed it.

Downloaded and installed the tool you recommended. Comodo was not on the list.

Edited by nkfro, 14 May 2008 - 05:34 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2008 - 11:05 PM

Try the suggestion given here >> Comodo And Windows Security Center

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:47 PM

That did it, Hillbillygreek! Thank you!!




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