Maybe, I should not be too critical of CFP 3, it is after all free, but I am finding it a very frustrating product.
Here are some of my gripes:
Update does not seem to work and, for example, when I updated from build 329 to 349 by downloading the full package and trying to install it, first it only wanted to uninstall the firwall altogether and having done that, re-booted and retried the install, it lost all my settings, and I have lost a load of data that my BOINC client has created because it looks like the program has been denied access to the folders I had given it total access to under the previous build.
Also, with 329 despite being checked the program seemed to forget most settings and re-prompt. One minute I would be advised that a program was ‘safe’, the next it ‘could not be recognised’.
I would have thought that there should be some setting between safe and training equivalent to the old Kerio firewall default setting. I want something that checks my executable and makes a record of their hashes, that advises me when something is trying to access the network and gives me the choice of allowing it or not, advises me when a program has changed and gives me the option of allowing the changed program to run, advises me when a program is launching another and gives me the option whether to allow it. With CFP3 I seem to be advised of everything any program does and asked to ok it (which instruction is then seemingly forgotten), or advised of nothing and everything is blocked. there is too much noise to pick out the real potential problems.
I want to really like CFP - I use other Comodo security products, but I am struggling with liking it and am seriously considering kicking it off my computer and re-installing Kerio (an older version than the current). I am sad about that. Please do not take this as anything other than an intention to highlight issues that others may have and do not report.
And thanks for trying to produce something really good.