Can you help?
I’ve been happily using Comodo Firewall for years, but the upgrade to 5 has done some very odd things to my Vista.
I have installed and removed it several times, using clean installs, and the problem occurs whenever the firewall is installed, and then vanishes completely when it is removed.
I’ll explain the symptoms:
Firstly, on a restart after an install, on logging in to my user account in Vista, I get a grey pop-up that reads “host process for windows services stopped working and was closed”
I close this message, but it keeps popping up. I then restart, and when I log in, my desktop has turned black, and Vista has transformed into a ‘retro Windows’ interface that looks like something from the early nineties. It seems to be struggling to find my user profile as all my regular programmes have vanished from the start menu, and the shortcut on my desktop to Firefox doesn’t seem to work.
A restart sometimes lets me into my normal profile, but the grey "Host Process"message reappears, and I’m back in the ever decreasing circles thing again.
Its a real shame as I’ve used Comodo happily for years, but I can’t get the latest version to work. Googling the problem and searching on these forums hasn’t given me any joy either, so I’m guessing that this issue is a bit unusual.
Can you help?