Not happy. That same homepage problem is happening - set it to “New Tab Page” which is exactly the Chrome/Chromium/Dragon default behavior I want and have had since forever - and I get www.comodo.com.
I’m highly technical. I can jump through all the hoops listed above to restore it.
I’m not going to. Instead I’m uninstalling Comodo Dragon from all machines, withdrawing and publicly renouncing my longstanding support of Comodo on FB and G+, and don’t trust Comodo anymore.
This is not a bug. It’s clearly deliberate, forced advertising. It’s the same mindset as a few releases ago where Comodo took out the ability to change themes. Yes, Melih piped up with “I think users should be able to change themes”, and the feature came back in 18 or 18.1.
But clearly, Comodo’s strategy with Dragon is not to add value or functionality to Chromium compared to Googlized Chrome, it is to push the Comodo branding.
I find that more obnoxious than using a browser “from an advertising company”, so I’m going back to Google Chrome.
It also generalizes, making me distrust Comodo as an Internet Security Company, its core mission. When a software maker hides, hijacks, disables user control of built-in functionality, what else is it doing? What else will it do? Given that all Comodo products are Closed Source, we have no way of knowing. Sure, many of them are Free-as-in-■■■■, but none of them are Free-as-in-Freedom. Until now, I have trusted Comodo. Now, after two in-your-face functionality disablements within their so-called more-secure browser, I don’t.
These may be minor incidents, but they are symptomatic of Comodo “Being Evil” - at least more so than even the “advertising company” Google who doesn’t always live up to their “Don’t be Evil” motto.
FAIL. MISTRUST. UNINSTALL.