Last thing I knew…CIS Premium (Free) I recalled started up on it’s own for windows 8.1 and now I noticed it doesn’t start itself up anymore yet I can see a few background processes.
What happened? I looked for preferences to enable it on startup but I don’t see anything. I’m guessing something changed and it’s not free anymore? I guess that got turned into a Pro Paid Feature maybe or something?
Did you follow the advice given in the guide here, including booting into Safe Mode and running the removal tool? If not please do try that. Often a normal reinstall will not fix a problem like this, but following those steps will.
Format, install W8, update to 8.1 from store then install firewall. Doesn’t load at start-up (only firewall installed, nothing else).
Format, install W8, install CF then update to 8.1 from store, everything works as it should and firewall loads at start-up after update.
Bloody waste of time.
I found this to be the easiest fix. I just placed a shortcut to cistray.exe in the startup folder.
Type, “shell:startup” and press enter.
Open a new window and navigate to, “C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security” and right click, “cistray”
Right click on it and hover over, “Send to” and click. “Desktop (create shortcut)”
Now just drag and drop the shortcut that was placed on your desktop into the startup folder and restart your PC.
CIS should now load the tray icon.
When Comodo is installed, a very specific path is added in the startup entries that includes a guid string… if you use a startup manager (Yamicsoft’s Windows Manager, for example), you’ll immediately notice the difference for the Comodo entry.