So you are saying that if you double-click on the systray icon that the GUI does not open?
When you boot and the firewall gets started then you have to use the systray to open the GUI as the icon on the desktop does nothing unless the firewall is not currently running.
This is by design as Comodo Backup operates the same.
Now if you are saying that you can’t open it at all from the systray icon with that account then you would need to post that bug in the buglist thread and give your OS and any other security software installed, plus how to recreate the problem, so the devs can see it.
Yep that’s right but if this happen it means that Comodo Firewall Pro policy protection setting was modified or is not working. It is not possible to kill cfp even if task manager has a trusted policy.
I have been running version 2 on one computer and recently updraded from version 2 to version 3 on another. I like the software very much!
Today I tried to update my version 2 machine to version 3. I was asked during the update if I wanted to remove version 2 - answered yes and rebooted. Installed version 3.
Version 3 was running (it produced all the expected messages about runing programs) but there was no icon in the tray.
Clicked on the Desktop icon and again no visible window.
Removed it and reinstalled – same result.
This leaves me with an operational firewall I can’t configure - I chose all the advanced options as configuring networks is what I do for a livinf.
Reverted to Version 2 for now but I want to be able to recommned this firewall but for now I will have to hold back. Note that I provide techical support to a local computer club and have already given this product a tentative recommendation. I also am a professional IT consultant who is often asked for advice for both home and professional use. For now it has to be stick to what you have or try version 2
I can attach sceenshots because if I could see the GUI screen I wouln dot be posting!
Installed CFP_Setup_22.214.171.1248_XP_Vista_x32.exe with D+ and it ran well after first boot.
But now I cannot access the GUI. The ruled defined earlier work well. But since I cannot access the GUI I cannot change any. No icon is seen in taskbar. Clicking on start menu doesn’t start it. And it is refusing to uninstall even through Add/Remove.
I am using XP/SP3. Any Help would be appreciated.
You said xp SP3. That sounds like it is a custom version of windows correct? Some reg tweak, or tweak in general to your custom version of windows may have impeded the installation of CFP. The best thing to do (assuming you have the custom version of windows) is to system restore to before you installed CFP. If that is not a custom version of windows (then how the hell did you get it so early) then it does not support SP3 (which isn’t released )