I guess this is a proper consolodated bug report for the bug I’ve been experiencing since version 3.0.x of COMODO Firewall with Defense+, which was briefly fixed during CIS 3.5 RC1, and the update right after RC1.
Anyways, my computer specs:
Windows XP SP3 32bit
Core 2 Duo T5470 1.6Ghz
Security Softwares installed:
Avast! Home Edition
CIS 3.5.54375.427 with ONLY Firewall and Defense+ (No AV).
Spybot Search&Destroy 1.6
Okay, so this bug is very peculiar, and I’ll be quoting myself from previous threads where I reported this problem:
... when I click on "Accept" button when I select any options (Be it "Allow", "Treat this application as..."), the firewall doesn't seem to pass my permission/decision on to the application (it seems to just "hang" there), and the application will simply error out (time out, permission error, etc) ... Another point is that whenever I press on the Accept button, and I try to right click on COMODO's tray icon, it takes forever for the menu to show up (I'm assuming because COMODO is in the middle of transfering my decision of allowing the application to run to the application)This was way back on COMODO Firewall 22.214.171.1248.
3xist suggested for me to try out CIS 3.5 RC1, and so I did (I properly uninstalled and re-install, then re-loaded by configurations). Voila, the bug was gone! Only for a time, unfortunately. I’m going to quote myself again:
Just to make things more precise, I installed the Firewall with Defense+ (No AV) from CIS 3.5.52764.414 RC1, and the bug was no longer present. I updated 3.5.52764.414 RC1 to the next version about a week or two afterwards (it was no longer RC1/Beta at that point, if memory serves--I cannot remember the actual version #), and the problem was still NON-existent! Then just a few days ago when I updated to 3.5.54375.427 (the newest version [to date]), the bug returned.
To summarize, the problem is as follows:
Whenever Defense+ Asks me what to do for an application, my responses are not passed onto the application, no matter what I select (It seems to default to “deny” and not give the permission to the application). During this time, Defense+ and COMODO Firewall Icon in my tray is non-responsive, so I cannot do anything. After about 30 seconds or so, control is regained to COMODO Firewall and the Icon is responsive, but the application is also denied permission (In certain instances, COMODO Defense+ would ask me multiple times regarding the SAME thing, even though I’d give it a permission while checking “Always use this permission”).
The two threads that I’m referencing myself form are:
https://forums.comodo.com/empty-t27986.0.html (The original thread I reported the problem in)
https://forums.comodo.com/other_general_gui_etc_bugs/annoying_bug_returns_in_comodo_defense_3554375427-t29647.0.html (Follow up thread when the problem returned in the latest version)
I have attached the CIS Report that was derived from the Configuration Reporting Script.
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