Hi all. First post here so apologies if I’m in the wrong place.
I have very recently installed Comodo Firewall (v5.3.181415.1237) and I have to say it is hammering the speed of my PC to the point where if I can’t resolve it I will have to uninstall it. It’s not even the CPU usage (though that can spike) so much as it is the extraordinary prolific file accessing that it does.
Using filemon I can see that cfp.exe is relentless and the noise of my HDD being accessed rarely subsides.
Surely this can not be the proper way that Comodo firewall usually operates???
I’m on WinXP (sp3) on a 2Gb RAM Dual core 2.61Ghz Athlon.
I have the firewall on “Safe mode” with Defence+ on “Clean PC Mode”. Are there any default settings that can be de-selected without overly compromising the security of my computer?
DH’s computer is XP Pro with 4GB RAM. Current version of Comodo CIS is 5.4.189822.1355. I’m unsure when the problem first started…possibly as long ago as 6 months. DH has complained periodically about his PC freezing and having to hit the reset button.
During the last 2 months I have tracked the “freezing” down to cmdagent.exe consuming 30-97% of CPU (opening TaskMan and looking at processes sorted by CPU usage). Occastionally I will see cmdagent.exe or cfp.exe consuming high amounts of RAM–but usually it is the CPU usage not RAM that I see.
Eventually the hogging stops, but it is only temporary–one never knows what will start it off again. It could be starting MS Outlook 2007 to check his email, it could be going to the start button/programs/games/ and no games showing because cmdagent is hogging the CPU again. Time in between hogging instances vary from 5 minutes to a couple of hours.
I have only had Comodo installed on that system since 2007. I don’t remember what was installed prior to that time. Will have to see if I can either figure it out or remember.
Do I need to use the Comodo removal tool and remove Comodo before updates or new versions are installed? If so, why? The program doesn’t pop up a message saying “New updates are available uninstall previous version before installing new updates” NOR does it say “New version is available, please uninstall old version before installing the new version.”