Author Topic: Windows 7 Base Filtering Engine (BFE) Windows Service and Comodo Firewall  (Read 2999 times)

Offline Laurus12

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Hello,

I am wondering if Comodo Firewall are using or needs the Base Filtering Engine (BFE) Windows Service in Windows 7 to function properly?

I am aware of other Windows 7 security implications when disabling the Base Filtering Engine (BFE) Windows Service, so are just wondering about Comodo Firewall and the service.

Thank you.

Best regards,
Laurus

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Re: Windows 7 Base Filtering Engine (BFE) Windows Service and Comodo Firewall
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 03:40:48 PM »
Hi and welcome Laurus12,
I am not to sure about the security implications with disabling this service with Comodo Firewall.
I will try to find out more from a staff member, if/when I do I will post back.

I suspect it is required because in Version 6 Beta the animations in the icon and widget disappear.
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Offline Laurus12

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Re: Windows 7 Base Filtering Engine (BFE) Windows Service and Comodo Firewall
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 05:20:28 PM »
Hi and welcome Laurus12,
I am not to sure about the security implications with disabling this service with Comodo Firewall.
I will try to find out more from a staff member, if/when I do I will post back.

I suspect it is required because in Version 6 Beta the animations in the icon and widget disappear.
Kind regards.

Thank you very much for your reply Captain.

When I disable the service I get the message that it will severely degrade the security with Windows, because it is used for firewall management and so on. So I am wondering if this means Comodo Firewall and firewalls in general also, or just Windows Firewall.

Laurus

Offline westk

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Re: Windows 7 Base Filtering Engine (BFE) Windows Service and Comodo Firewall
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 04:39:50 PM »
Any news about this? I Like disable the service.. Im using COMODO FW 6

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Re: Windows 7 Base Filtering Engine (BFE) Windows Service and Comodo Firewall
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 06:46:52 PM »
The BFE is needed for the traffic animation and widget in v6 and only for traffic animation in v5.x.

Offline Laurus12

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Re: Windows 7 Base Filtering Engine (BFE) Windows Service and Comodo Firewall
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 10:21:27 PM »
Thank you very much for your follow up Eric.

If I understand this correctly: By disabling BFE Service there are no security implications when it comes to Comodo's Firewall performance regarding security itself.

Could you please confirm?

Thank you,
Laurus

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Re: Windows 7 Base Filtering Engine (BFE) Windows Service and Comodo Firewall
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2012, 11:24:42 AM »
It has no impact on the security performance of the firewall.

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Re: Windows 7 Base Filtering Engine (BFE) Windows Service and Comodo Firewall
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012, 07:37:30 PM »
Thank you Eric

 

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