I’ve been using the free version of Comodo firewall for sometime now and have never had a problem. I booted my computer today and a balloon popped up from my systray (WINDOWS XP, 32bit) stating i had an update available. so i clicked it and everything updated properly. It told me to restart my computer and i did. but thats when my problem started.
After booting up, i noticed Comodo was no longer showing up on my systray. This has happened before and I remedied it by going to my start menu and clicking on the Comodo shortcut. So I went to click the shortcut and the “missing shortcut” popped up. I went to look for the cfp.exe file and the firewall folder was now almost empty. it only had a LIST file named validation and a folder named Repair (inside the repair folder was another LIST file named validation). I thought Comodo might have loaded up wrong so i restarted my computer and I still had the same problem.
I then figured it updated improperly and i decided to just jump to a clean install.
I went through the uninstall procedure. rebooted. ran the CIS Clean up Batch file. rebooted. and installed Comodo firewall. rebooted.
Problem… not solved. I still have the exact same problem.
Windows is telling me Comodo firewall is protecting me, but on my task manager, i dont see cfp.exe running.
(Before you do go through %programfiles%\Comodo
and Remove The Directory \Comodo Internet Security
As well Start > Run > regedit > Local Machine > System > Software > Comodo > Select and Delete > Firewall Pro (If exists if not go ahead and continue to install CIS)
i was in the brink of giving up on comodo, but i decided to give it another try.
Only i searched for an earlier version. I found Version 5.0.163652.1142
I installed it and guess what… It worked!
The funny thing is as soon as I got it up and running, that ■■■■ balloon popped up again telling me the update is available. I think I’ll pass on the update and stick with this one for a month or two. I guess im just an anomaly on this, because ive searched and no one seems to be having any problems with the new update. So crazy.