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Title: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: caledoniannorm on February 25, 2011, 09:27:15 AM
I upgraded to new version 6 free edition yesterday.

It disabled my free edition of the Comodo firewall.
I got that running again by means of a clean reinstall of Comodo.

When I booted this am........Comodo was disabled again.

Have reverted back to Avast free version 5.1.889 and Comodo is behaving as it should again.

Will stick with 5.1.889 until it becomes unsupported and will then change to another AV prog.
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: cvsa on February 25, 2011, 09:42:24 AM
That's weird......  ???   didn't notice any trouble of that kind on my 3 pc with CFW and avast.... what is your CFW version ?
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: caledoniannorm on February 25, 2011, 09:46:40 AM
Thank you for your response.

Using version 3.0.25.378 firewall only....Defense+ is disabled.
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: doktornotor on February 25, 2011, 09:52:07 AM
Using version 3.0.25.378 firewall only....Defense+ is disabled.

Considering CIS is at 5.3.174622.1216 and you version was released on 30th May, 2008 - may I suggest to upgrade finally  ??? :o
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: caledoniannorm on February 25, 2011, 09:55:07 AM
As far as I can see, my version is the latest for a stand alone firewall. I don't want a CIS.
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: doktornotor on February 25, 2011, 09:58:38 AM
As far as I can see, my version is the latest for a stand alone firewall. I don't want a CIS.

You can install a standalone firewall just fine w/ CIS installer - read the documentation. You won't get any support for completely obsolete products from Comodo and noone at Avast is going to bother with compatibility issues either, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: Asyn on February 25, 2011, 10:00:10 AM
I don't want a CIS.

You can choose only to install the FW and D+...
asyn
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: cvsa on February 25, 2011, 10:21:51 AM
You don't need to install CIS . Comodo Firewall  v5 is here (the first of the list) :

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

if you don't want Defense + nor the sandbox, just disable them and clear the Trusted Vendor List and put the FW in Custom settings mode.....

 8)
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: doktornotor on February 25, 2011, 10:27:25 AM
You don't need to install CIS . Comodo Firewall  v5 is here (the first of the list) :

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

It's the same product/installer - will download CIS. Their website sucks bigtime and confuses the hell out of users.
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: Asyn on February 25, 2011, 10:29:22 AM
It's the same product/installer - will download CIS. Their website sucks bigtime and confuses the hell out of users.

Confirm this.
asyn
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: caledoniannorm on February 25, 2011, 10:43:24 AM
Thank you all for your comments, advice and pointers.

Please bear with me...at 89 years old I need some time to understand all this.

Will be back at some point to update on progress.
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: Lisandro on February 25, 2011, 12:04:19 PM
I don't want a CIS.

You can choose only to install the FW and D+...
asyn

+1
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: mag on February 25, 2011, 12:05:58 PM
Just a thought - is comodo FW really not working, or is it just that windows security centre says it isn't?

(I have had a problem in the last couple of days with windows reporting that comodo FW isn't running - but when I check comodo it is actually fine (a reboot has solved this for me so far).
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: logos on February 25, 2011, 12:08:35 PM
yeah neither the free version of Avast nor the paid ones have the ability to disable any firewall. So it must just be "Action center" messing around as usual.
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: BlacMoon91 on February 25, 2011, 02:06:00 PM
If two Antivirus are in realtime protection that may always a problem to run which is in higher priority. Simply select only firewall in Comodo, then make a flexible in your system.
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: mag on February 25, 2011, 02:08:53 PM
If two Antivirus are in realtime protection that may always a problem to run which is in higher priority. Simply select only firewall in Comodo, then make a flexible in your system.
The OP already said he is only using comodo FW
Thank you for your response.

Using version 3.0.25.378 firewall only....Defense+ is disabled.
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: Xr1Xs on February 25, 2011, 02:27:39 PM
I already tried v5.0 of Comodo, with WinXP SP3, and found it easy to use and custom-install with just the firewall only.
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: Daris on February 25, 2011, 06:00:27 PM
I tried Comodo just the firewall ...TOTALLY HATED IT!! I had so many errors on my comp in my Event viewer, and the longer and harder I tried things just got worse...Comodo in my opinion is probably the best out there, but it definately blocks everything on your computer...before you know it half my applications weren't running, the computer got slower everytime I rebooted and every day...If I kept it longer I would probably have crashed the System...I have been without it now for about 6 months and not even 1 error in my event viewer for the last 6 months....Just my oinion if anyone cares...
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: mag on February 25, 2011, 07:06:02 PM
I tried Comodo just the firewall ...TOTALLY HATED IT!! I had so many errors on my comp in my Event viewer, and the longer and harder I tried things just got worse...Comodo in my opinion is probably the best out there, but it definately blocks everything on your computer...before you know it half my applications weren't running,
Never had a problem with comodo FW. Comodo D+ HIPS can certainly block your applications from running, but you can disable it. The latest version seems a lot quieter (I guess it has a better whitelist than it used to).
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: street_lethal on February 25, 2011, 10:16:56 PM
So far since updating to SP1 on my Windows 7 Pro x64 machine a few days ago and updating to Avast 6 I have had issues with several firewalls. PC Tools Firewall 7 had either an issue with Avast or SP1 or likely both, could not connect over TCP, web browsing was dead, downloads would freeze. It worked fine pre SP1.

I tried Privatefirewall(the latest version), it would connect fine but for some reason on reboot I could not click on anything in it's GUI to make changes.

I tried for the hell of it even though I hate it Comodo 5.3(whatever the latest version is)and I could not connect over TCP with the Avast web shield enabled. Web browsing was dead. I had all of Comodo's defense garbage disabled.

Now i'm using Online Armor Free 4.5.1.431 and knock on wood nothing is F'd up...yet. I disabled all of it's HIPS features, don't need it, straight firewall. By the way I usually test software in a VM but currently I only have XP loaded up in one which isn't a good way of testing issues with software within Windows 7 obviously. So I would try a firewall in Windows 7, and then restore to a clean image if it didn't work. So it wasn't like I had residue files hanging out from other firewalls screwing things up.

So in the end, it seems Avast 6's web shield is having issues with certain firewalls or vice versa. Some other firewalls are having issues with Windows 7 SP1.
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: iroc9555 on February 25, 2011, 11:06:24 PM
caledoniannorm.

I am running XP and CFW 3.14. I know the latest v. is 5, but it did not like my machine so I went back to 3.14 and IMHO the most stable for just firewall and D+. When I installed Avast 6 yesterday, it went smoothly. However, this morning when I booted my PC, Comodo started all wrong (weird icon on task bar). I exit it and rebooted the PC. This time Avast auto-sandbox alerted me of Comodo "cfpconfg.exe". I told Avast sandbox that it was a trusted file and everything is alright now
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: Joe S on February 25, 2011, 11:29:02 PM
I'm using Comodo firewall only with Avast 6 free and have no troubles. I'm running on Windows 7 64 bit, Vista 64 bit and XP 32bit. If you are having problems make sure the Windows firewall is off. It has a nasty habit of turning itself back on.
Joe
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: polarowl on February 26, 2011, 02:55:30 AM
Also running Comodo v5 with Avast 6 free and no problems so far (although I had a LOT of problems with Avast v5 free & Comodo v5)

Also the new giu changes of Comodo dont make life easier (Avast v5 free seemed to freeze it) but Comodo has its problems anyway, that enormous TVL issue and I've tried everything known to man but SF.bin still alerts via Comodo v5 which is a real pest. I'll live with it though.
Title: Re: Version 6 killed Comodo
Post by: jason7619 on February 26, 2011, 03:45:43 AM
CISver 5 is better than ver3 with update/support plus a more lighter suite. Just choose to install the firewall only and not D+ and AV/GeekBuddy and your good to go. Try it. If it does not suit you then well a re-install of your ver3 is the only way I think.

Have CISver5 here no problems whatsoever with CIS. It's AISver6 virus database updates that won't work for me(even manual won't do).