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Comodo Firewall latest problems


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#1 Magic Sam

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 04:06 PM

I have been running Comodo Personal Firewall in W7 without problems - until the latest update (V 10 I believe) was offered and I followed the installation instructions.  This caused the PC to lock up and I could only get it working again by doing a system restore in safe mode.  Reading the posts on the Comodo Forum indicates that this problem is not confined to me.  I will probably follow the advice and uninstall with Revo but I am undecided about reinstalling (which according to one post appears to overcome the problem) or switch to another firewall.  Has anyone any advice or experience?  I believe that I once read that the standard Windows (7 ??) firewall was up to the job though I had always assumed that a dedicated application such as Comodo had to be superior in some respects.



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Posted 08 April 2017 - 05:26 PM

Sometimes you have to uninstall/reinstall the Antivirus software completely because they are pushing a new platform. Yes, 3rd party firewalls are mostly more robust in settings, monitoring, alerting you. You can choose to use the MSFT firewall and built-in antivirus. However, MSFT firewall doesn't notify. If someone is trying to gain access to a port I want to know about it.



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Posted 08 April 2017 - 05:58 PM

Up until the latest update glitch I found that Comodo Firewall in association with Avast AV seemed to tick all the boxes.  If uninstalling and reinstalling got rid of the bug I would probably continue as before, unless someone told me that there was a better product available.



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Posted 08 April 2017 - 06:28 PM

Who is your internet service provider? Some give away free antivirus. Such as Comcast gives away Norton.


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 06:36 PM

John Lewis who I think is Plus Net.  But I don't need another AV !!  Avast is chugging along, it's just the firewall that's causing the problems (at present).



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Posted 08 April 2017 - 06:47 PM

If you're running two different security suites then that is part of the problem.



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 09:31 PM

I just updated COMODO Firewall on a Windows 7 laptop, it seems to be working Ok, and I also have "Avast Free Antivirus" and "Malwarebytes AntiMalware Free" on the same laptop.



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 07:24 AM

I have the same AV set-up as you.  Apparently there is a Comodo fix being prepared to address the problem >> Catch 22 = if I am blocking the updates (I can't see how to disable them) I won't know when the patch becomes available.






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