What good is this firewall, if the leaktest fails automatically if you "allow" the browser prior to testing the leak.
I don't want to have to allow my web browser to access the internet EVERY time I want to use it.
Also for what it's worth. Zone Alarm Pro 7 stopped all the leak test's on my computer when I set Firefox to "Ask" in it's settings. (I already had it set to "kill" iexplore) So where is the real advantage to this firewall?
I didn't change any settings except to "allow" my default browser and this firewall fails tests 1, 2, and 3. Also, it never mentions that there is a hook although from doing research and reading these forums I know that it should. It simply states the Iexplore.exe is trying to access the internet.
Perhaps I'm missing something?
Hi and welcome to the forum.
Yes, for one you are missing what leak test you took. Two, if you want to see thorough leak test results look here..http://www.matousec.com/projects/windows-personal-firewall-analysis/leak-tests-results.php
Comodo has passed every leak test.
Your issue with allowing is simply this, the firewall is alerting you that something is trying to get through, by blocking it, it has not succeeded. As PCflank does by using OLE automation which is a legit Windows app that allows some software to connect when they don't have their own ability to connect to their server\maker, also is used by threats to connect, but in order to stop this, you would have to disable OLE atuomation entirely which isn't always in the best intrest of a user to do. So, how else do you prevent it? By the firewall detecting and blocking it. If ZA is blocking automatically, you may have legit programs not being able to update or connect as well. A firewall cannot determine OLE's so ZA would simply be taking a GUESS and blocking it.
If you don't want to ALLOW your browser every time, 3 things. 1. You should check the "remember this setting"
2. set popup alerts to med or low
3. If something uses OLE, it will pop up the allow browser as well as it modifies a document and the firewall is TELLING you that this has changed and could be a threat. So you can set OLE alerts to off as well and leave it as a choice to get them or not. Me, I like em, so I know what's been modified. This is what I believe is going on.
Careful study can aid in an event, therefore the lack of knowledge presents an obstacle to hurdle but the correct amount of reviewing a situation will guide you through as to what should happen before thoughts of incompetence of a firewall. ZA in fact has not passed every test and Comodo has at this point. I think you may simply be confused on what has passed or in which way.
I hope this helps,