I am not sure you can stop cmdagent.exe from doing look ups with certificate authorities. If that behaviour includes your definition of spyware then we have vastly different opinions about what defines spyware.
There is another option to block connecting to IP addresses. Go to Firewall → Network Security Policy → Blocked Zones and add the IP addresses you want. That way any program cannot connect to nor be connected by the IP addresses in the list.
I know how to operate this firewall, I have been for years…I don’t need help with the configuration, nor did I ask for it, EricJH moved this post here!
You guys are missing my point! I don’t want a workaround, I want the program fixed. That is why I posted in the feedback section. Let the FW be just that, a FW and nothing else. Let Defense+ do the certificate checking, and since I have that disabled, defense+ should stop doing anything.
There is a point in giving full details with a process log over what gets in and out.
Comodo itself is NOT talking to a Microsoft web site, so you got some other ■■■■ that triggers that behavior.
As I can see the IP goes for MSN, so check your MSN or Windows Live products and services.
So you say, I did not see anything from you that confirms it though, not even a screenshot.
Neither can I replicate your issue with my current CIS installation.
So you need to provide something more, probably why your post was moved to the HELP section in first place.