You do need to uninstall CFP 3.0x and then install CIS 3.5, Since it is a major update. And CIS does have the stand a lone Firewall in it, All you gotta do is on the CIS installation is check “COMODO Firewall” only, And after you will have 3 options for the Firewall:
The middle one is recommended and is selected by default, since there are many bug fixes not only in CIS, but also in the Firewall & Defense, improvements too. So basically you can install Comodo Firewall using the same set up.
Thanks fOrTy_7, I’ve made a clean install as you said. (:CLP) because I saw that what you said is correct… a lot of default “security rules” were lost after the Import
But I wonder why here they open threads about bugs and, then, they don’t do anything to fix those that were reported ???
Your suggestion to split the “rules” in “default COMODO rules” and “User defined rules” is the solution
Thanks for your advice, otherwise I (and a lot of other people here) would have made a mess (:WIN)
Precisely! I have hardened lots of my rules to allow only the specific IP or URL desired, and updating without these preferences (or updating with them, thus losing the increased security) is annoying… The price of security, i guess…
EDIT: BTW, if CIS has surpassed CPF, and CPF won’t be updated, why are there still links to the CPF download page from the main site?
i have read the thread, and there does seem to be conflicting information. in addition to the red lines above, you read things like this:
that says nothing about some things being imported, it says “clean installation…without importing anything…if you import your previous configuration…you will lose a lot of security updates.” so they questions are fully valid.
i would say there fully valid as well i want to know one moderator says that we can update and CFP 3 user will not loose anything and another one says that if we update we will loose stuff. so all i asking which is it will we loose info and security or will CFP 3 user be fine like the post i quoted above says.
When I was using Comodo and used the auto updater I never had issues with loosing settings. This is why also Comodo has an import and export feature. Simply export your config and save it. Then import it after updating and apply it. This also apply to full uninstalls and reinstalls. if your worried about loosing settings the export your settings. Simple as that.
The sentence is true. You won’t lose your current settings and I never said that. You will lose updated predefined by Comodo rules which tells Defense+ what to monitor. And believe me, there has been a lot of them added to CF 3.5. In a matter of fact you can also lose cfp.exe and cmdagent.exe process termination protection since absolute paths to these files have been changed. And unless Comodo has some ‘configuration migration’ tool, of which existence I doubt. Otherwise it would be included into current CIS build.
So putting it even more simple. If you use built-in updater or you import your previous configuration then you may as well scratch this from changelog:
IMPROVED! Default security policies are optimized to protect new COM interfaces/registry keys/files
[ at ]hullboy: I think he refered to egemen and 3xist.