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neonSurge

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Re: Comodo firewall configuration
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2006, 09:00:50 PM »
JPF uses little RAM & still out did all other firewalls in the leak test comparison.  Plus JPF & ZA Free  don't come with spyware unlike Comodo.  Trust Toolbar is adware &  adware is spyware!  It spys on our computers to know what ads to show.  I got trust toolbar when I downloaded Comodo.

http://paretologic.com/resources/definitions.aspx?remove=Comodo%20Trust%20Toolbar
http://www.spywareguide.com/product_show.php?id=1775

Comodo 2 is better than Jetico in terms of leak test results mate. The leak test site shows results for Comodo 1.1. Comodo 2 passes the latest leak tests where JPF fails.  But i agree Comodo uses more memory(~38 MB) than JPF or ZA free.

About installing spyware, i recomennd you to change your spyware because as i wrote in my another post in this thread, it gives you a false alarm. Use a better spyware scanner for example adaware. Adaware did not detect anything in my PC.

rdmaloyjr

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Re: Comodo firewall configuration
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2006, 09:08:27 PM »

Spysweeper creates a VERY WRONG report guys. It just looks at the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Comodo and if this key exists, then it reports there is a trusttoolbar spyware. If you go and look at that key, you will see that the key is used by comodo firewall.

So I am pretty sure that antispyware spysweeper works incorrectly in detecting this adware.

You can try to rename the key and rescan to see that they just look at the existance of the key but no further. You will see that spysweeper wont detect trusttoolbar. 
BTW, I have asked this to Comodo Support and verified my details.


I don't use Spysweeper.  I use other antispyware programs.  There are others that detect Trust Toolbar.  Google for Trust Toolbar.

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Re: Comodo firewall configuration
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2006, 09:19:47 PM »
Someone please clear something up for me.I have used comodo since it became available back in Oct. last year(using jetico at the moment).At no point have I been prompted to install a toolbar while using comodo.QUESTION: This toolbar installs in your browser...Right?

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Re: Comodo firewall configuration
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2006, 09:35:53 PM »
I believe Comodo did (do?) an anti-phishing toolbar which is separate from the firewall. By its nature, an anti-phishing toolbar monitors sites visited and checks that they are not on a database of phishing sites. The toolbar therefore collects personal information. Comodo were apparently not sufficiently careful with personal information collected and were classified as spyware for this reason.

I was using a hosts file when I first looked into the Commode firewall which blocked me from visiting their site. I looked into the issue and found that the company was certainly legitimate, and whatever problems they had with their toolbar are not connected with the firewall. Indeed, I even tried the firewall briefly.

The firewall does not install the toolbar in your browser.
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rdmaloyjr

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Re: Comodo firewall configuration
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2006, 09:38:33 PM »
Someone please clear something up for me.I have used comodo since it became available back in Oct. last year(using jetico at the moment).At no point have I been prompted to install a toolbar while using comodo.QUESTION: This toolbar installs in your browser...Right?

Yes.  It is an add on to IE, but it is invisible.   Only a malware detector can find it.  What good is a toolbar you can't see?  Malware doesn't want to be seen.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2006, 09:45:05 PM by rdmaloyjr »

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Re: Comodo firewall configuration
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2006, 10:20:52 PM »
[quote author=rdmaloyjr link=topic=20208.msg169845#msg169845

Yes.  It is an add on to IE, but it is invisible.   Only a malware detector can find it.  What good is a toolbar you can't see?  Malware doesn't want to be seen.
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Does antispyware not remove toolbar? What little I use IE I don't notice any strange behavior.I only use ad-aware and Spybot S&D and they never find anything.In fact,I cannot find a trust toolbar listed on comodo's website,maybe I missed it.




The firewall does not install the toolbar in your browser.
I agree with freewheelinfrank .Just IMO.

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Re: Comodo firewall configuration
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2006, 10:33:37 PM »
I think the Trust Toolbar evolved into the Verification Engine:

http://www.comodogroup.com/products/free_products.html

Looking at the eTrust Spyware entry, it seems the toolbar was entered into the spyware database because it failed to ask user permission for a change (fair enough) and transmits URL's entered to the company's website which is what other anti-phishing toolbars do.

Unless somebody wants to correct me here, I think Trust Toolbar was a legitimate anti-phishing tool which fell foul of the anti-spyware companies due to not asking permission before installing a BHO, not a piece of malicious spyware or even adware.

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Research completed 04.20.2005. Based on eTrust PestPatrol Spyware Scorecard v2.0 Trust Toolbar v3 violates the following criteria: First, Changes browser settings, for example the default search provider, home or error page(s) etc., without user permission at time of change. Trust Toolbar installs an Internet Explorer URL SearchHook (c:\windows\system32\srhook.dll). When a user types an address into Internet Explorer without including a recognized protocol, IE will utilize the available SearchHook.

Second, silently connects to an unintended location to transmit personal information. URLs entered in IE are transmitted to www.trusttoolbar.com.

http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/pest/pest.aspx?id=453094124
« Last Edit: April 02, 2006, 10:36:21 PM by FreewheelinFrank »
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Re: Comodo firewall configuration
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2006, 12:12:42 AM »
I have been using Verification Engine alongside Comodo firewall and Ad-Aware, Spybot S & D and Windows Defender do NOT detect any spyware or adware on the computer.  I must say that the verification engine is a very useful tool in detecting phishing sites and I don't believe there is any serious issue with it from what I've read.  Does anyone have a different opinion?

I'm still a little unsure about going back to Kerio I think I may stay with Comodo.

Mike
« Last Edit: April 03, 2006, 12:48:03 AM by mike6688 »

neonSurge

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Re: Comodo firewall configuration
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2006, 02:30:23 AM »
Someone please clear something up for me.I have used comodo since it became available back in Oct. last year(using jetico at the moment).At no point have I been prompted to install a toolbar while using comodo.QUESTION: This toolbar installs in your browser...Right?

By Installing Comodo personal firewall, you do not install any toolbar. As i said before, the weak spyware programs are just looking for a registry entry which is common in all comodo products. Comodo personal firewall is completely spyware free. Softpedia also says it is 100% clean. check
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Firewall/Comodo-Personal-Firewall.shtml 

If any spyware program reports trust toolbar issue, then they are really unclever spyware scanners. Think about replacing them.

neonSurge

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Re: Comodo firewall configuration
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2006, 02:38:43 AM »
Someone please clear something up for me.I have used comodo since it became available back in Oct. last year(using jetico at the moment).At no point have I been prompted to install a toolbar while using comodo.QUESTION: This toolbar installs in your browser...Right?

Yes.  It is an add on to IE, but it is invisible.   Only a malware detector can find it.  What good is a toolbar you can't see?  Malware doesn't want to be seen.

This is completely wrong. I was using the trusttoolbar before. It was like the google toolbar and was showing the credidentals of a site while you browse.(name, owner info, company address etc.). I could not find it in the Internet so i guess it is replaced with verification engine as  FreewheelinFrank pointed out.

In my opinion, if any spyware program is reporting trustoolbar is found after installing Comodo,  that is because the spyware scanner is not intelligent enough.

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Re: Comodo firewall configuration
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2006, 03:46:21 AM »
Someone please clear something up for me.I have used comodo since it became available back in Oct. last year(using jetico at the moment).At no point have I been prompted to install a toolbar while using comodo.QUESTION: This toolbar installs in your browser...Right?

Yes.  It is an add on to IE, but it is invisible.   Only a malware detector can find it.  What good is a toolbar you can't see?  Malware doesn't want to be seen.

Where did you get this info?  What malware detector can spot this invisible toolbar?  I've been using Comodo for a very long time and I've not spotted a single problem like this before.  I doubt Comodo would pull such scheme by automatically installing a toolbar during the installation of Comodo Firewall
« Last Edit: April 03, 2006, 03:49:07 AM by Turkey »

ewenb

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Re: Comodo firewall configuration
« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2006, 11:22:30 AM »
G'day,

Has anyone come across an error "1608: Unable to create InstallDriver instance" error when installing comodo firewall. The dialogue appears after the .msi script is downloaded.

I have tried disabling all security apps (Arovax Shield, AVG 7.1, Ewido and external H/W firewall) prior to running the setup, but it fails with the same error.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Ewen :-(

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Re: Comodo firewall configuration
« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2006, 01:10:43 PM »
Hi ewenb,
Welcome to the forum.
Hopefully the following link will help you solve your problem.
http://support.softartisans.com/kbview_572.aspx

Just to clear things up, this is not a Comodo problem but rather a
problem with Windows Installer from InstallShield.
To solve this problem, you may need to download and re-install Windows Installer
Remember, by letting us know if this solved your problem, you'll also help others with a similar problem.
Thanks
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In the future, unless your problem is directly related to the subject of the thread, please
start a new thread. It makes it easier for all who are searching for help.
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Re: Comodo firewall configuration
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2006, 11:31:49 AM »
 :DI've just come back and browsed through the forum and picked up this thread and thought I'd throw in my 2 cents worth about Comodo's  'spyware ' trust toolbar.
If you go to this link                http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=197671&page=5  you will find out the real story about it. A offer of $10,000.00 has been made to anyone who can prove it is spyware or adware.