I then installed Comodo CIS v3.10.531 and the scan it did during installation also came up clean. Two days later I noticed by chance that although in Control Panel>Security Center it told me that Comodo was the Firewall and AV, when I clicked on the Control Panel>Windows Firewall icon it told me that Windows Firewall was switched on. I had seen a post at the Comodo Forums in regard to some Comodo installs not switching the Windows Firewall off, so I switched it off manually and that was that.
Since then I have had niggly little problems like popups telling me Comodo updates were available for download when there were none or telling me that Comodo had encountered a problem and needed to close which would then lock up task manager and I would have to crash reboot. On reboot a couple of times the Comodo AV definitions would revert to the install number 1145 instead of the most recent update. Most times these problems would be corrected by a reboot. As well as the AV scans I have also scanned my PC with SAS, MBAM, A-Squared, Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool and Downloaded and ran the Beta version of Windows Security Essentials. I ran them all both in Normal and Safe mode and apart from 5-6 tracking cookies all came up clean. I thought that perhaps I had just been unlucky and got a particularly bug ridden Comodo download so decided to go for a clean reinstall with a new download from the Comodo site.
I uninstalled Comodo, got the Windows warning shield telling me no Firewall or AV was installed. I rebooted and then checked that all entries were gone from Program Files as well as Applications and Settings and used Autoruns to check that all Comodo start up entries had gone. While doing this I got the Windows shield warning saying that no AV was running but no mention of the Firewall not running. I checked in Security Center and Windows Firewall that they were off, then went ahead and tried to run the Comodo download on my desktop but it wouldn't open. I then decided to switch on the Windows Firewall + Avira and try to get some advice.
Prior to coming here I downloaded another new Comodo and checked that it would open which it does but I have a feeling that if I do then as soon as I switch the Windows Firewall off then it won't open. I would like some advice on making sure that all parts of the Windows Firewall is switched off. Is there anything or anywhere else I need to untick/apply as well as the box in Control Panel>Windows Firewall?.
Edited by bluesjunior, 13 August 2009 - 08:54 AM.