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Title: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: gdiloren on January 09, 2008, 12:06:48 AM
It's the second time. The last two major critical Windows Vista Update installation have failed with Comodo firewall (v.276) ON. Only way to succeed the UPDATE is to return to Windows Vista Firewall and to completely remove COMODO FIREWALL which is not recognized by MICROSOFT. Well, in this case, it kills it for me!!! Do I have to re-install it each time after and re-download my updates three to four times to understand. Tech was right!!! Their support is rotten and they let in what they want!!! >:(
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: bob3160 on January 09, 2008, 12:18:43 AM
Despite this problem, they are still singing Comodo's praises.....  ::)
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: Lisandro on January 09, 2008, 12:54:06 AM
No more Comodo on Vista. I'm really considering if I will keep on XP... but it's working, I won't fix. On Vista, just troubles.
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: gdiloren on January 09, 2008, 12:58:15 AM
I wanted to install Windows Vista Firewall Control (September 2007) but I haven't understood if I have to disable the build-in Vista Firewall. Then I found it rather complicated. I choose instead the ligth PCTools Plus firewall hoping it won't interfere with the MICROSOFT CRITICAL UPDATES (WOOFFF!!!). Only problem, after succeeding with the Updates and uninstalling Comodo, my already installed WOT and SITE ADVISOR plug-ins in FIREFOX asked me to accept their terms and conditions again. Then Firefox was acting as if it was newly installed (asked me if to send information over the net, etc...) Weird... !!! I'll do some scanning for spywares tonight. ???
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: gdiloren on January 09, 2008, 01:01:05 AM
Weird indeed!!! In firefox, something unchecked the delete personal information and data square in options!!! :o
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: Lisandro on January 09, 2008, 01:08:29 AM
Weird indeed!!! In firefox, something unchecked the delete personal information and data square in options!!! :o
Hmmm... better be sure you're clean...
Removing the automatic cleaning of temporary files seems suspect...
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: cgpmaster on January 09, 2008, 01:21:35 AM
It's the second time. The last two major critical Windows Vista Update installation have failed with Comodo firewall (v.276) ON. Only way to succeed the UPDATE is to return to Windows Vista Firewall and to completely remove COMODO FIREWALL which is not recognized by MICROSOFT. Well, in this case, it kills it for me!!! Do I have to re-install it each time after and re-download my updates three to four times to understand. Tech was right!!! Their support is rotten and they let in what they want!!! >:(

are you using ver 3? Of course

http://forums.comodo.com/empty-t17298.0.html Try this

Comodo Firewall Should be Recongized by Windows,

I Love comodo Firewall (v3- latest)



Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: gdiloren on January 09, 2008, 01:34:53 AM
Hi!!! I had v. 3 (latestv.276). I followed your link and as it says the only way around is to COMPLETELY REMOVE the COMODO FIREWALL. This is unacceptable! They should make sure every Windows Update installation is not interfered. Can't dig Comodo for what they did to me today!!! :P
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: cgpmaster on January 09, 2008, 01:36:53 AM
Hi!!! I had v. 3 (latestv.276). I followed your link and as it says the only way around is to COMPLETELY REMOVE the COMODO FIREWALL. This is unacceptable! They should make sure every Windows Update installation is not interfered. Can't dig Comodo for what they did to me today!!! :P

have you tried to right click the Icon > go to Firewall Settings > Disable "allow all" and  right Click icon > defense Settings > Disabled or allow all ???
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: drhayden1 on January 09, 2008, 01:45:48 AM
have no problem with pctools firewall on both my xp and vista laptops with windows updates :)
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: cgpmaster on January 09, 2008, 01:55:18 AM
have no problem with pctools firewall on both my xp and vista laptops with windows updates :)


I have No Trouble on my Vista Machine w/ CFP 3 (test machine)
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: gdiloren on January 09, 2008, 01:56:07 AM
Yes cgpmaster, I tried to disable DEFENSE+ but this system is so strong and powerful that the only solution is to remove the COMODO FIREWALL completely for sure. PC Tool Plus Firewall is user friendly and I hope without problems with the Updates but I'm not an expert to recommend it... Hope AILWIL (AVAST) is not taking too much of an example COMODO FIREWALL for it's next firewall (hopefully soon!!!). Be sure to be in close touch with Microsoft (what a shame Comodo!!!). :o
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: gdiloren on January 09, 2008, 01:57:56 AM
cgpmaster, you are a lucky one. Have you installed today's updates? :-X
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: cgpmaster on January 09, 2008, 02:02:07 AM
cgpmaster, you are a lucky one. Have you installed today's updates? :-X

for vista?
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: bob3160 on January 09, 2008, 02:17:09 AM
cgpmaster, you are a lucky one. Have you installed today's updates? :-X

for vista?
I believe that's what this thread is about. 
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COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
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Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: cgpmaster on January 09, 2008, 02:21:49 AM
Yes, It worked....

My PC Stats Currently
(Gaming Computer)
OS: Vista Ultimate 64bit
RAM: 4GB
HD: 1.5TB
CPU. 2.8Ghz (AMD)
Security Software: Avast Home::CFP V3::GFI Languard::JJS(Custom Software)
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: gdiloren on January 09, 2008, 04:43:22 AM
Well you are lucky!!! Anyhow, I think many Comodo 3 Firewall users experienced some of these installations problems on Vista and it is reported on their forum. So far, it is sad to say they haven't found any cure! :-[
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: cgpmaster on January 09, 2008, 01:42:28 PM
Well you are lucky!!! Anyhow, I think many Comodo 3 Firewall users experienced some of these installations problems on Vista and it is reported on their forum. So far, it is sad to say they haven't found any cure! :-[

Technolgicly Speaking, I dont think NO Company was ready for vista..

Yeah I saw you in the forum.....

I'll PM you if they found a solution
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: micky77 on January 09, 2008, 06:24:38 PM
Sometimes,it gets a bit tedious,hearing Vista users,complaing about other programs not working on their computers.What did you expect  :o .Personally, I wouldn't have Vista if it were free.If Comodo causes problems,find a firewall that doesn't.
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: cgpmaster on January 09, 2008, 09:32:41 PM
Sometimes,it gets a bit tedious,hearing Vista users,complaing about other programs not working on their computers.What did you expect  :o .Personally, I wouldn't have Vista if it were free.If Comodo causes problems,find a firewall that doesn't.

I agree 50 50

I am thinking of going back to XP x64 or Pro,
Vista Has To Many Errors for Too Many Programs...
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: gdiloren on January 09, 2008, 10:40:41 PM
Well, you never know in what you put your feet into!!! Yes, I'm not happy with my Vista Home edition. Its added protection is completely silly and it is sooo slowww I wonder why not keep Win98 or 95. Comodo seemed great until it broke my b... on this pc with Windows Update. They filter their forums, when the posts are too negative to them, well "kaput"!... Then it is absolutely unstable, meaning it may go well on a computer 1-2 months then give some hassle while other computers with the same OS are behaving well. As long as PCTOOLS FIREWALL PLUS works as well as Comodo, it's OK for me! 8)
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: essexboy on January 09, 2008, 10:46:54 PM
Sometimes,it gets a bit tedious,hearing Vista users,complaing about other programs not working on their computers.What did you expect  :o .Personally, I wouldn't have Vista if it were free.If Comodo causes problems,find a firewall that doesn't.
But mine was  ;D Avast was ready along with Superantispyware but that was all, after a year I have still not found a firewall that works.  But the software developers had time and they did know it was coming.  They could use the beta and RC copies to verify their programmes, I tried Comodo and it blocked updates and at times I was unable to connect to the net.  ZA took over my system and pctools wouldn't install properly.  But the windows firewall and my router firewall along with Avast are keeping me safe     
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: micky77 on January 10, 2008, 06:41:21 PM
Apparently, a fix is on the way.In the mean time a temporary fix is available,if you cannot wait.I think you have to log in to get the attatchment link.https://forums.comodo.com/help_for_v3/windows_update_fails_with_comodo_merged_threads-t18125.0.html;msg124072#msg124072 (https://forums.comodo.com/help_for_v3/windows_update_fails_with_comodo_merged_threads-t18125.0.html;msg124072#msg124072)
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: bob3160 on January 10, 2008, 10:00:09 PM
micky77,
Your link (signed in) gives me the following results:
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The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: Rafel on January 10, 2008, 10:39:16 PM
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Re: WINDOWS UPDATE FAILS WITH COMODO - TEMPORARY FIX
« Reply #68 on: Today at 05:52:16 PM »
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Hi Guys,

We are going to fix this issue asap and issue an update to CFP 3. But until we release the fix, the following steps must pprovide a temporary solution:

TEMPORARY FIX 1 :

1 - Download the file cfpfix.zip in the attachment
2 - Extract the archive into a folder e.g. c:\CFPFix
3 - Disable Defense+ by going Defense+->Advanced->Defense+ Settings and setting Defense+ Security Level slider to Disable.
4 - Right click on c:\CFPFix\update.bat file and Select "Run as administrator" option
5 - After seeing "Done...Please restart your computer and update your windows.", restart your PC

After these 5 steps, Windows updates should work without a problem.

During this time, CFP Defense+ will be disabled and unfunctional. So as soon as the updates are completed, please perform the following steps:

1 - Right click c:\CFPFix\restore.bat and Select "Run as Administrator" option
2 - After seeing "Done..Please restart your computer", restart your computer
3 - Please verify CFP is functioning properly by opening CFP and looking at Summary screen for any error reports.
4 - Enable Defense+ by going "Defense+->Advanced->Defense+ Settings"

What Temporary Fix 1 does, is simply renaming the CFP sandbox driver and effectively disabling it. After the updates are completed, it is restored.

TEMPORARY FIX 2 :

This fix is verified to work with some users:

1 - Go to Defense+->Advanced->Defense+ Settings and select "Deactivate Defense+ PErmanently" option
2 - Restart your computer and retry the updates.
3 - After the updates are completed, reacrtivate the Defense+ and restart your computer.


We are currently working on the fixes which will solve these problems.

Sorry for the inconvenience this has caused.

Egemen
* cfpfix.zip (0.46 KB - downloaded 25 times.)

If you want the file, i can send it to you
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: gdiloren on January 10, 2008, 10:45:23 PM
Tried "TEMPORARY FIX 2" with no success last time. Won't try "TEMPORARY FIX 1", don't want to be deceived (why insist?...). My post as gdiloren was removed in their forum a few days ago, does it tell you something about Comodo? ???
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: Rafel on January 10, 2008, 11:18:40 PM
Tried "TEMPORARY FIX 2" with no success last time. Won't try "TEMPORARY FIX 1", don't want to be deceived (why insist?...). My post as gdiloren was removed in their forum a few days ago, does it tell you something about Comodo? ???
I think fix1 is the end of the problem.
A few posts by me was removed too, and i'll send a PM if in the future a post by me is removed asking why.
I translated v2.4, and now i'll translate v3 to spanish and catalan.
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: bob3160 on January 10, 2008, 11:41:43 PM
Tried "TEMPORARY FIX 2" with no success last time. Won't try "TEMPORARY FIX 1", don't want to be deceived (why insist?...). My post as gdiloren was removed in their forum a few days ago, does it tell you something about Comodo? ???
Sounds like praise is the only acceptable post.  :o

Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: polonus on January 11, 2008, 12:14:21 AM
Hi bob3160,

What kind of attitude is that or is it because of a lack of solutions? By the way I am not a critic of Comodo's, but again it is not flawless, and besides complicated. I thought a good policy always was to learn from one's mistakes, but to-day that is often taken as showing a weak posture. No modesty anymore, eeh.. no arrogance is the way to go,

polonus
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: neal63 on January 11, 2008, 12:37:56 AM
Well, I did have CFP at one time. But, because of a perk at the place where I work I am using CA firewall. Our customers are using it and my employers wanted me to use it to be able to provide tech support. So far I like the program but it's NOT free.  ;)
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: bob3160 on January 11, 2008, 01:18:17 AM
Unfortunately CA's firewall doesn't have such a good rating.
Even PC Tools Firewall Plus is rated higher and it's by no means perfect.
   
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: polonus on January 11, 2008, 01:32:39 AM
Hi bob3160,

You are old enough, and I am nearly as old enough to know, we do not live in an ideal world,

pol
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: micky77 on January 11, 2008, 05:07:02 PM
micky77,
Your link (signed in) gives me the following results:
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The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.
Sorry about that,when I first did it,it worked,then later when I tried I got the same message as you.The link I posted was the actual reply from Comodo staff.I will try and post the whole thread,the attatchment was in reply number 68.Also I have just had an update alert for Comodo (funny, I still had to open the program and click check for updates,before it downloaded ) I now have version 3.0.15.277,so thats probably the permanent fix to this issue ( hopefully )http://forums.comodo.com/help_for_v3/windows_update_fails_with_comodo_merged_threads-t16987.0.html (http://forums.comodo.com/help_for_v3/windows_update_fails_with_comodo_merged_threads-t16987.0.html)
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: cgpmaster on January 12, 2008, 03:28:19 AM
http://forums.comodo.com/empty-t18249.0.html;topicseen  << Comodo Updated and fixed Bugs List
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: Lisandro on January 12, 2008, 12:21:15 PM
What p*ssed me up is when I invoke Comodo updates and it says the software is up-to-date even with 3.0.13 version... Fixes? Patches? Another Comodo nightmare...
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: micky77 on January 12, 2008, 01:19:45 PM
What p*ssed me up is when I invoke Comodo updates and it says the software is up-to-date even with 3.0.13 version... Fixes? Patches? Another Comodo nightmare...
Just what version do you have ? 3.0..13 is fairly old isn't it ? 3.0.14.276 has been out since December 12, the newest version is 3.0.15.277.Did you install the upgrade patch from  3.0.13.268 or 3.0.12.266 or completely uninstall/reinstall as required to version 3.0.14.276
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: Lisandro on January 12, 2008, 07:21:10 PM
completely uninstall/reinstall as required to version 3.0.14.276
That is what make me mad... I hate to do so and did not upgrade, losing settings, etc.
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: gdiloren on January 12, 2008, 07:34:18 PM
With PcTools FirewallPlus, one week old, was forced to do a clean removal to install their new 0.60 version since the smat update wasn't working. It gets on your nerves!!! ;D
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: micky77 on January 12, 2008, 08:04:11 PM
completely uninstall/reinstall as required to version 3.0.14.276
That is what make me mad... I hate to do so and did not upgrade, losing settings, etc.
Tech,as far as I know if you have version 3.0.13.268 or earlier,you will not be able to update anymore.You have to apply the upgrade patch ( not recommended )or uninstall/reinstall to the latest version. I can understand your frustration with Vista and Comodo V3,but V3 is fairly new, and has a few blips, but I think the bugs will eventually be ironed out.But there is no point in trying to obtain updates (AFAIK) if you are stuck on 3.0.13.268.I hope you sort things out  :)
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: Rafel on January 12, 2008, 08:29:12 PM
completely uninstall/reinstall as required to version 3.0.14.276
That is what make me mad... I hate to do so and did not upgrade, losing settings, etc.
With CMF 3 you can export your settings before uninstall( Miscellaneous>> Manage my configurations). After uninstall you can import settings.
Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: rdmaloyjr on January 12, 2008, 08:42:05 PM
With PcTools FirewallPlus, one week old, was forced to do a clean removal to install their new 0.60 version since the smat update wasn't working. It gets on your nerves!!! ;D

http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?s=9070486695f7775c8e99476c9ddc4d6e&t=50218
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Where to download PC Tools Firewall v3.0.0.60?
You can download the product by clicking here.
Please note: Users' are able to reinstall over current versions.
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Title: Re: COMODO FIREWALL BLOCKS MAJOR CRITICAL VISTA WINDOWS UPDATE
Post by: gdiloren on January 13, 2008, 05:19:04 PM
I agree!! Then, it should be like in AVAST, a link for the def. and one for the programs. :o