Always asking to make yahoo default on startup

On Monday the update popped up on a different machine of ours and I went through the install and now each and every time you start Windows this window pops up, I have to uncheck making Yahoo my default and click Accept and then nothing happens and it goes away. Next time you restart Windows, bam it is back again, what the heck? As you can see, the version is already installed, so why is it doing this?

I never can figure out the different sequences to stop these choice popups on different applications, but have you tried unchecking the Yahoo and then choose Skip instead of Accept? Or even just Skip by itself?

Yes, just click “skip”. You usually see that pop-up with Comodo Dragon after installation but looks like it comes with CF as well. Skipping that one should dismiss that popup completely.

No I had not as I didn’t know what the implication of that would be with regards to the program, would it roll it back or not install future updates or whatnot.

Ok, will give that a shot and see what happens. Doesn’t it seem ridiculous though? I mean come on, you’re installed then go away why make people have to work around you.

I’ve clicked on ‘skip’ a few times and the pop-up still appears everytime I start Windows.

Just to follow up, with a persistence that any malware would be proud to call their own, it still comes up no matter which option you choose.

I can’t seem to re-produce at my end. What other security software do you have installed?

Nada, the only other thing that can pass for security software is the built-in Windows 10 Defender, that’s it.

Okay. It may be that either: “Show messages for COMODO Message Center” or “Show notification messages” is still selected in Settings → General Settings → User Interface?

Please try deselecting those.

I deselected both of those options and the pop-up still appeared on next reboot.

Have you tried checking your startup entries? There should be only one entry relating to CIS.

Yes, just the one entry.

I see, disable Comodo Internet Security Installer

No, the message center is not and has never been selected because I find it to be absolutely useless and just self serving. Show notifications however is selected, but I don’t see how that would be relevant, I have it on other systems and they don’t do this but for sake of cooperation, I have unchecked it.

Unfortunately restarting the machine, still shows up. Task Manager says it is cmdinstall.exe that is responsible and doesn’t make sense honestly, the command line even less. At this point it feels like either nuking that file or renaming it might be the only way to stop this annoyance.

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Indeed, that was it. Under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run there was a reference the command line I posted earlier. Removed it, hopefully that resolves it.

Thankfully that has stopped the pop-up appearing. But is that start up entry important? I’ve always had one Comodo entry now there is none.

CIS uses two method to start cistray at startup: autorun entry and task scheduler. One method is enough to work but if you want you can copy and paste the code below in command prompt(run as administrator)

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v "COMODO Autostart {D5EFF3B3-E126-4AF6-BCE9-852A72129E10}" /t REG_SZ /d "C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cis.exe --cistrayUI"

Thanks for your help Arceus.

Check it again, I wrote COMODO2 instead of COMODO. I did it for testing on my machine.