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Re: Conflict Between Avast! and Comodo Free Firewall
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2015, 03:47:23 AM »
Hi Darkwolf,

Thank you so very much for the information and the suggestion. I really appreciate knowing your experiences. I actually tried ZoneAlarm Free Firewall first, but, unfortunately, I was having problems connecting to many web sites which is why I switched to COMODO Free Firewall.

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mybuddy1998

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Re: Conflict Between Avast! and Comodo Free Firewall
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2015, 02:55:51 AM »
Hi,

I will try to answer your questions as best I can. I'll start with your questions about Avast.

To find the settings for the HIPS feature in Avast, use the following procedure:

1. Double click/tap on the Avast! icon by your clock.
2. Click/tap on "Settings" at the bottom left of the Avast! window
3. Click/tap "Active Protection" near the top left of the new window.
4. Click/tap on the "Customize" link for the File System Shield
5. Click/tap on "Sensitivity" near the bottom of the left menu.

HIPS settings are at the bottom. My sensitivity is set at default, which is one lit bar.

HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention System) monitors the execution of files, and code on your system in search of activity that it considers to be malicious in nature. If something runs that is considered malicious by Avast, it will halt it's execution in order to prevent that app or code from doing harm. This feature is automatically enabled at these settings when Avast is installed.

I was incorrect concerning Avast's sandbox feature. This feature is only available with Avast Internet Security, and Premier. Those options are not available in Avast! Free antivirus.

Commodo:

I don't use the virtual desktop feature of Commodo, but I have in the past, and had no issues. This is basically the same as using the sandbox as everything is launched inside a contained environment. You can try leaving the auto-sandbox feature on in Commodo's free firewall, and if you have blue screens, try disabling it.

Because Avast has built in HIPS, and virus protection, it is recommended that you disable HIPS, and Viruscope in Commodo. Disabling these should help prevent the conflicts you've been seeing between Commodo, and Avast.

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Re: Conflict Between Avast! and Comodo Free Firewall
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2015, 03:31:41 AM »
Hi jasoncollege24,

Thank you so very much for the detailed information. I truly appreciate your taking the time to provide such precise and helpful information. I followed your instructions and configured Avast! and COMODO as you recommended.

Hopefully, these changes will prevent the conflicts between COMODO and Avast! and the resulting BSODs I've been experiencing.

Best regards,

mybuddy1998

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Re: Conflict Between Avast! and Comodo Free Firewall
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2015, 02:22:12 AM »
Not a problem. If you still experience blue screens associated with your combined use of commodo, and avast, please let me know, and I will help you troubleshoot further.

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Re: Conflict Between Avast! and Comodo Free Firewall
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2015, 07:33:08 AM »
Hi jasoncollege24,

Thank you so very much for the offer to continue to help me troubleshoot further should I still experience BSODs associated with my combined use of COMODO and Avast!. I am very grateful and appreciative of your kindness and willingness to help.

Best regards,

mybuddy1998

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Re: Conflict Between Avast! and Comodo Free Firewall
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2015, 01:59:24 PM »
Hi jasoncollege24,

Thank you so very much for the offer to continue to help me troubleshoot further should I still experience BSODs associated with my combined use of COMODO and Avast!. I am very grateful and appreciative of your kindness and willingness to help.

Best regards,

mybuddy1998
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Re: Conflict Between Avast! and Comodo Free Firewall
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2015, 02:12:41 AM »
Hi bob3160,

Thank you so very much for the very helpful information. I really appreciate the suggestion. I considered using the firewall that comes with Windows 8.1, but I really like some of the added features of COMODO, such as the virtual desktop, so I'm trying to continue using this program.

Best regards,

mybuddy1998