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asianmusicguy

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Re: Firewalls and conflicts with avast 7
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2012, 03:14:56 AM »
ok i ill eill give it a go right now of course id have to figure out exclusions again and could you help me config it to be non intrusive yet protective as i seem to recall languy doing a review back in o9 and its reactions was to ask about every single new process


SafeSurf

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Re: Firewalls and conflicts with avast 7
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2012, 08:18:01 AM »
After you download OA and do everything that I suggested, OA require two (2) reboots.  Make sure you put your exclusions in prior to doing the reboots.  There is a new version of OA out now 5.5.0.1616, which should bring you to the updated version when it automatically does the update after the reboots, or you can manually do an update if you have the Free version.  Reboot again twice if you get the newer version.

When installing a newer version of software, including MS/Windows Updates, I usually put OA into Learning Mode.  As mentioned earlier, each software like Flash, has it's own Uninstaller.  It is best to uninstall ALL versions of Flash prior to installing the newest version and reboot after each uninstall and install -- this is actually very easy and quick to do.  You can save the Flash Uninstaller tool on your desktop since they change it so often (or if you need the memory put it on a stick).  Then install one version of Flash (IE), and if needed a plug in (e.g. Firefox, etc.) one at a time with a reboot in between while OA is in Learning Mode

Once done, take a look at OA Programs > unclick "Hide Trusted" to see that everything on the left column is check off in green.  If it is not in green (meaning allowed), then right click it and a pop-up will appear and you can "Allow it" if it was a new software you just installed.  Once done, click "Hide Trusted" again to minimize your list in OA.  The go to the bottom of your toolbars, right  click on OA, and then left click on Learning Mode to take it out of Learning Mode and put it into the Mode you want (Standard or Advanced). 

Let us know if you have any questions.

Arnold72

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Re: Firewalls and conflicts with avast 7
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2012, 12:50:58 AM »
yeah I saw that and its what help me narrow the choices down but this thread worries me
http://forums.comodo.com/firewall-help-cis/comodo-firewall-and-avast-7-t82382.0.html
and so does here
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93953.0
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=317663

Yes Comodo does not have control on outbound traffic under Windows 7. Niether Windows firewall. A pity.



...also im not a advanced user so i don't know what rules and exclusions and such should be made for each firewall to work effectively..

So better to try other firewall because Comodo has a steep learning curve. Try to learn using a simpler firewall and when you feel ready, and if everything has been worked out between Comodo and Avast!, switch to Comodo later on.

A good place to read about free firewalls:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-firewall.htm

well surely that is just a problem that comodo has with avast..i cant believe comodo cannot control outbound traffic under windows 7.i dont think this is correct and i dont think comodo would of overlooked something that critical.