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COMODO RED X- Meaning ?


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#1 Jove

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 07:58 PM

I am starting to get a little curious, does anyone know what really is
happening when these constant COMODO warning are being made, . . ?


I am only opening my Note Pad, what does this have to do with security and or my firewall ?

I may have asked this or a similar question before but I am still in the dark. .


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Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:21 PM

I haven't seen an alert like that for Comodo for at least 2 years, which is an age in Comodo development.

Time to update to the latest release I would suggest. The release candidate for Comodo Internet Security 4 which I installed today asks very few questions.

This is the current version on public release:

http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/free-download.html

If you only want the firewall you can deselect the av, but you will then get more pop-ups.

Edited by JamesFrance, 17 February 2010 - 02:25 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:40 PM

Thanks, . .That sounds good to me, does the av stand for AVG antivirus free ware ?

cause I already have that.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 08:10 PM

You can choose to only choose the firewall, or only the Anti-Virus, or both. It is Comodo Antivirus, not AVG.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:22 PM

I viewed the information from the site you referenced>>>>>

http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/free-download.html


If I'm not mistaken, I can only see that it applies to Windows 7, . .

In any case the Version properties for the COMODO I have here is;

COMODO
PC
Version 2.4.18.184
COMODO Certified Applications Database Version : 3.0

So I am assuming at this point there may be different installations for different OS's ?

Correct ?

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:51 PM

If I'm not mistaken, I can only see that it applies to Windows 7, . .



From the same page you were on

System Requirements:

* 32-bit Windows 7 /
Vista / XP SP2
* 64 MB RAM
* 150 MB hard disk space


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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:30 AM

Right so if it is W-7, then it's not for me, . .

but there is no reference to the Version, . . I would think that it would be a good thing to have the Version when you are going to D/L a particular program. I see that often enough.

No need to reply but thanks!

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:57 AM

Hi Jove,

The version 2 firewall you have has not been supported for a long time. It's performance will be poor by the standards of today.

If you click on the download button on the site you will see the exact version number and yes it will run happily on Windows XP SP2 and later versions up to and including Windows7.

You will need to uninstall your old 2.4 firewall before installing this one.

During the installation you will be asked which components you want to install, so if you want to use the AVG antivirus rather than the Comodo one you should untick to install the antivirus. If you use another antivirus the firewall will be configured differently by default so that it will give pop-ups which would be unnecessary if the Comodo antivirus is running.
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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:11 PM

When it says Windows 7/Vista/XP That means the version is good for all 3
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 01:05 AM

I thank you all, . . You have my apology for the oversight and at the same time my promise to look more intently and with concentrated effort at informations set before me, by your generous efforts to guide me in resolving my computer problems.

I will get on with the business of installing the upgraded version.

May I ask further a puzzling event that may or may not continue to occur in the new version.

Can you tell me what is the reason this application or any other application suddenly has the need to try to connect to the internet ?

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 06:10 PM

msimn.exe is the executable for Microsoft Outlook Express

While it could be an indication of an infection, it might also be legitimate
One example is when you installed a piece of software and you elected to send a report when something goes wrong
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 07:36 PM

OK, then when this piece of software is interacting with the COMODO Application,

will it show up in the Task Manager as Running ?



BTW, . Can you tell me please, Since my COMODO firewall is running why is it not listed in the Task Manager
in the Running Applications ?

Edited by Jove, 19 February 2010 - 07:51 PM.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 07:02 PM

Comodo is cfp.exe in Task Manager
If you do not see it, then it's not running
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:47 PM

Favor !?

What is going on here ?


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Like I am simply working in a couple of paint programs, My O.E. is on line and that's about it ?? Then this pops up outa nowhere ?

Edited by Jove, 24 February 2010 - 10:03 PM.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 04:50 PM

I would just update to the newest version and see if you get anymore random alerts.




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