I feel like this may be a bug within Comodo Firewall. I have Comodo Internet Security Premium (Free Version) and have been very happy for years. However, recently I noticed that some of the messages from the firewall the come up are rather “odd”.
When I launch some of my programs. Specifically Firefox, VLC, THX Tru Stuio Pro; Comodo Firewall reports them as wanting to connect to locahost:xxxx where xxxx is a random port number. Clicking allow will let the application continue connecting to the internet without any further popups.
According to mozillazine,
Firefox and Mozilla use network sockets for communication between the browser and the separate module that handles connections to secure websites (among other things). It's a convenient way of doing the communication which works the same in Windows, Linux, and other versions of Mozilla and Firefox.
So I am assuming that VLC and THX do similar things. I believe this to be a bug because Comodo doesn’t warn about the internet connection that is being made! I have attached some files to show what I am talking about. Process Explorer reported that vlc was listening on 3539. If I click allow, vlc will connect to the update server, or wherever you told it to go. The other screenshot is a different instance of vlc and it shows the full connection through localhost to the update server (the ports seems to be random each time)
This is only half the story
If I de-select the “Filter Loopback Traffic” the message show up as intended where Comodo warns about connections to the internet but not localhost. So shouldn’t “Filter Loopback Traffic” allow me to see warnings for both 127.x.x.x AND internet addresses?
If you are confused of my question I will try to clarify
!ot! On a sidenote, I tried using Comodo Geek Buddy because I thought they would help me with my issue, create a bug report, etc, but they just wanted to sell me the full version of Geek Buddy. They asked for remote access to my PC and said I had 6k registry issues LOL. For a minute I thought they were one of those “Microsoft Certified Help Desks” scams. haha !ot!
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