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COMODO Firewall takes a while to start up


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#1 Darktune

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:38 PM

Hey guys.

 

My COMODO firewall takes a while to start up occasionally on my PC it doesn't do this everyday but on some it does. When it does this I cannot access certain websites although having full internet access. 

 

The only thing i can say is that it's recently started happening when I installed Avast! so maybe they're conflicting. Also I have tried uninstalling and then reinstalling COMODO but this did not help

 

 

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:42 PM

Are you using Comodo Internet Security Complete 2013 which includes Anti-virus or just the Firewall? If using the full suite, there may be conflicts going on with avast.

When you uninstalled it did you enable Windows Firewall and if so, how was system performance then?
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Posted 16 August 2013 - 03:44 AM

Also are you using the complete trial version of Avast or antivirus only?   Avast can include a firewall.

 

There are many overlapping technologies in the latest complete versions of these 2 programs such as sandboxes, so plenty of potential conflicts.

 

For information CIS Complete is exactly the same as the free CIS Premium, however it also has extra items such as remote assistance and a VPN for secure wifi, which is what the payment adds.   There is no difference in protection and no need to install the antivirus if you want to use a different one.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:15 PM

Right I have the Free editions of both AVast! And COMODO. However with Avast! I have a free 30 day premium trial. I'm liking it so I will more than likely end up buying it soon. Avast! Does have a firewall which i did not notice. WIll this be causing the conflict?


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:42 PM

Probably, I think you need to decide which one you want to keep and uninstall the other one.

 

Either one should give you good protection.   It probably is a case of whether you feel that a paid for program has to be better, personally I don't believe in the old saying that you get what you pay for.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 04:55 PM


There is always the option to use Windows built-in Firewall. Its the only Firewall I have ever used and never had an issue with it.
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Posted 17 August 2013 - 05:21 AM

The only problem I have with Windows Firewall is that you can't tell if it's blocking something, when I used it anyway. It might have been that case that It didn't need to block anything but still.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:27 PM

Block all incoming connections, including those in the list of allowed programs

This setting blocks all unsolicited attempts to connect to your computer.


Notify me when Windows Firewall blocks a new program

If you select this check box, Windows Firewall will inform you when it blocks a new program and give you the option of unblocking that program.

Understanding Windows 7 Firewall settings

These are tools to make using Windows Firewall easier:
Windows Firewall Control is a free utility which can be used for quick access to define rules and configure the most frequently used options.
Windows Firewall Notifier is a free utility which can be used to extend the default Windows embedded firewall behavior.
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:47 AM

Hey guys.

 

My COMODO firewall takes a while to start up occasionally on my PC it doesn't do this everyday but on some it does. When it does this I cannot access certain websites although having full internet access. 

 

The only thing i can say is that it's recently started happening when I installed Avast! so maybe they're conflicting. Also I have tried uninstalling and then reinstalling COMODO but this did not help

 

 

Thanks,

 

Craig.

change your antivirus and other options to sleep mode, only have firewall enabled, it will be fine.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:00 AM

 

Block all incoming connections, including those in the list of allowed programs

This setting blocks all unsolicited attempts to connect to your computer.


Notify me when Windows Firewall blocks a new program

If you select this check box, Windows Firewall will inform you when it blocks a new program and give you the option of unblocking that program.

Understanding Windows 7 Firewall settings

These are tools to make using Windows Firewall easier:
Windows Firewall Control is a free utility which can be used for quick access to define rules and configure the most frequently used options.
Windows Firewall Notifier is a free utility which can be used to extend the default Windows embedded firewall behavior.

 

Windows Firewall Notifier had issues with my Windows 7 in past,I'd suggest to not to use it. It was in BETA at that time,though.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:04 AM

Windows Firewall Notifier is no loner a beta and has some nice features.

This application only uses existing Windows features, enabling some of them when first launched:
- Enables the Windows embedded firewall
- Sets the firewall to block both inbound and outbound connections for which no rule exists
- Enables the default Windows firewall inbound connection notification
- Enables the Windows firewall outbound connections logging (disabled by default)
- Creates a scheduled task linked to the Windows firewall event log entries, allowing Windows Firewall Notifier to be launched when needed only

Windows Firewall Notifier Description
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:20 AM

Windows Firewall Notifier is no loner a beta and has some nice features.

This application only uses existing Windows features, enabling some of them when first launched:
- Enables the Windows embedded firewall
- Sets the firewall to block both inbound and outbound connections for which no rule exists
- Enables the default Windows firewall inbound connection notification
- Enables the Windows firewall outbound connections logging (disabled by default)
- Creates a scheduled task linked to the Windows firewall event log entries, allowing Windows Firewall Notifier to be launched when needed only

Windows Firewall Notifier Description

 

at that time. However,it has very nice features...I might want to think about disabling Kaspersky Firewall and adding either UFN or UFC



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:34 PM

I really believe you will do much better in the future. Thanks



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:11 AM

I really believe you will do much better in the future. Thanks

Who are you talking too Kevinbui. Also what do you mean?






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