I use Comodo Pro 2.4 on WinXP Home.
About 2 months ago, I changed from ZoneAlarm to Comodo. ZA was fine, but Comodo seems to have more protection.
I immediately noticed a huge slowdown on the following sites:
On Firefox or Internet Explorer, with multiple tabs open, the tabs for all four sites would constantly be showing the circular progress icons, but all other sites would load instantaneously. Usually, closing and re-opening the browsers cleared the problem, but only for a few minutes.
I assumed that I had malware, so I followed the complete cleaning instructions on:
Before disinfecting, I uninstalled Comodo, and re-installed ZoneAlarm. The purpose was to restore my laptop to a previously known good state.
The MajorGeek instructions were thorough, but confusing, and I made at least two errors. Some tests took all night. However, at the end of the process, the four sites mentioned above were all back to normal.
I uninstalled ZA, and re-installed Comodo. Almost immediately the four sites slowed down again.
Because I had made two errors with the MajorGeek instructions, I assumed that malware had re-activated itself. I changed back to ZA and repeated the MajorGeek procedure with no errors. Again, this restored the four sites to normal.
I changed back to Comodo, and the problems re-occurred. Now, I’m not very technical, but even I started to become suspicious. When someone hits me on the head often enough, I begin to associate the pain with the hitting action.
I’ve changed back and forwards between ZA and Comodo several times (but without the MajorGeek stuff in between). Same result with both browsers. Note that on each change, I completely uninstall the other firewall. I do not simply disable the firewall.
No. I haven’t tried surfing without a firewall. My cowardice is surpassed only by my technical incompetence.
Any advice? I still want to move to Comodo with its greater array of features.