Long-time Comodo Firewall 2.x user, very satisfied. Downloaded and installed 22.214.171.1248 based on experience with Comodo 2 and recommendations e.g., http://www.appmaniac.com/comodo-firewall-pro-30-a-powerusers-dream-come-true.html.
1st problem - on opening CFP_Setup_126.96.36.1998_XP_Vista_x32.exe, following error occurs:
The error message is correct, there is no “procedure entry point” named “IsThreadDesktopComposited” in USER32.dll. Not in system32, not i386, not on XP cd. The list of entry points in USER32.dll goes from “IsServer…” to “IsWin…” in alphabetical order.
There is no “procedure entry point” named “IsThreadDesktopComposited” in USER32.dll.
After closing error message, CFP appears to install normally. However, after installing, the main CFP GUI status bar states that Comodo is initializing. This goes on for 7 minutes. Not just the first time. Every time. After restart, etc. After 7 minutes, status bar changes to “up and running.” But CFP does not seem to actually be “running”. Cfp.exe is on open process list at zero/very little cpu use, cfpagent.exe does not appear on open process list. Programs can be added to Comodo safe list, but they appear to remain blocked. Many attempts to access other Comodo features results in the same error message as at installation. Uninstall Comodo 3, clean out registry, reinstall, → same results.
Web and Forum Search for “IsThreadDesktopComposited” yield no results.
There are other issues, but this seems to be the root problem.
XP Pro, sp2, Avast AV, minimal tweaks, zero previous issues with Comodo 2
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