I am a new Comodo (4.1.150349.920) user with a query:
I thought that the settings for the Firewall and Defense+ were separate and independent.
I use Avira AntiVir. So that the Avira update process could occur I added “C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\update.exe” to My Own Safe Files. However, I expected to have to allow update to have access to the internet but in fact it was not asked for; the Avira update process accessed the internet without any intervention from COMODO. Why does this happen - it does not seem right??
NB: I do not have a tick in “Create rules for safe applications” under Firewall Behaviour Settings".
I thought that this was only the case if I have a tick in “Create rules for safe applications” under Firewall Behaviour Settings" which I do not??
If the tick is not needed what does adding the tick do??
I noticed that for Skype, which is a trusted vendor, the Skype application connects to the Skype servers but later I get a Comodo alert asking to give Skype permission to receive a connection from the internet. I do not understand this given your response??
Will Comodo treat an application defined as a “Trusted Application” under Defense+ the same as an application defined as My Own Safe Files under Defense+ and in both cases the firewall will allow internet access without intervention??
From a previous post I was advised that Firewall permissions operated separately and independently from Defense+ permissions which now seems to be incorrect??
Sorry cannot help you with that question never use Trusted only Custom rules.
All I know by testing is once you place a process in My Safe Files running both Defense+ and Firewall in Safe mode no restrictions were placed on that process it could do what it liked unless you alter any rules that are made for it.