Hi Little Hal,
It would be helpful if you tell anything about your system (OS and platform at least)
It wouldn't hurt too know the version of Firewall.
Then SIW If I guessed correctly it is System Information for Windows by Gabriel Topala
Is it? Sure I can be wrong. But if it is the one it Runs fine here.
Here is Alert and I just Allowed it with Remember
Then I set it as "Installer or Updater". It was running fine. I removed the rule from Defense+
and was Alerted again where I set it as Trusted.
I hope we are talking about the same Software, but irrespectively can you try to find and remove any existing rules and rerun. Try that and hopefully provide more detailed info
Yes, I was using Gabriel Topala's System Info for Windows v1.67 (Freeware version) and I'm running under XP Professional (SP3).
Comodo Freeware version 3-0-25-378
Sorry, I should have included this info in the original post. (Full specs below).
I just set up to do a timed screen grab so I could send you a pic but mis-timed it and just got SIW's start screen. Comodo then jumped up with the usual messsage and I eventually had to shut down and re-boot.
I tried again BUT, this time, when Comodo jumped up, it allowed me to tick the Remember my decision box. I shut down SIW and started it again and, YES, SIW now runs OK.
I guess I need to do a full re-start to be sure but it now looks OK.
Can't imagine what caused the problem in the first place.
The only other problem I have had with this PC (self-build May '08)
is the occasional BSOD just prior to the log-on screen. I think I have traced this to a bad driver (nvgts.sys) and have scheduled a fix in the next couple of days. Don't think this can be relevant to the above problem though?
Thanks for responding - I'll get back if it locks again.
PC Specs are:
Case Sharkoon Rebel 9 ECONOMY Black Edition ATX - (No PSU or Fans)
CaseFans 2 x 120mm Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E Silent Fan 1200 RPM
PSU 520W Coolermaster Real Power M520 Modular PSU 2xPCI-E >80% Efficiency
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E6750, S775, 2.66 GHz, 1333MHz FSB, Conroe Core, 4MB Cache, Retail
CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Motherboard Asus P5N-D, NF750i SLI, 775, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR2, 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX
Memory 2GB (2x1GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-12
Video/Graphics 256MB Asus HD3650, PCI-E2.0 (x16), 1600MHz GDDR3, GPU 725MHz, S-Video/2xDual Link DVI-I, HDCP Ready
Hard Drives 2 x 500 GB Samsung HD501LJ Spinpoint T166, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ (Data Store & Main back up)
Hard Drive 1 x 500 GB Hitachi 0A33437 Deskstar 7K500, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.5 ms, NCQ (Off-line back-up in USB caddy)
Hard Drive 1 x 320 GB Samsung HD321KJ Spinpoint T166, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 9 ms, NCQ (All Apps)
Rom Drive 1 x Lite-ON LH-20A1S-11C LiteOn 20x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8 / -RW x 6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Retail
Op System Microsoft Windows XP Professional Upgrade Retail
Added floppy drive, keyboard, mouse and AS6S CRT monitor from previous system.