is installed the latest Version of the free Comodo Firewall (Version Number not mentioned on Website, but it propably is 2011). I have Windows XP x64 SP2, Windows Firewall deaktivated and use free Avira Antivir.
After booting windows runs for approximately 2 min, then the whole system freezes … also ALT+CTRL+DEL is not working any more. When i deactivate loading Comodo Firewall at the startup nothing changes … same freeze.
The version number can be found under More → About. What version are you using.
Does this happen with every reboot or just the first reboot?
You probably deactivated the client, cfp.exe, and that indeed will not help.
Can you take a look in the Summary screen and see how many files are being sandboxed? When you see files in the sandbox go to Unrecognised Files, select the files you know and trust and move them to Trusted Files and reboot. Then report back.
I tried to find the sandboxed files, but sandbox seems to be turned off. I also could turn off defence+, but this didn’t solve the problem. I coundn’t do more because then the system froze again.
If i boot windows in save mode and go the System Control → System → Device Manager and disable the Comodo Network Adapters no freeze happens any more at startup. But of course i can’t use the internet then.
And a second thing: at the first start Comodo scans for network connections, also finds my two networks and ask me to give them a name. Then i click OK and the same window comes again, saying that new connections where found … but these found networks are the same that where detected and named just before. So canceled this.
The Problem seems to have to do with the Network Adapters.
i mean the network adapters in the device manager … see image. In that image comodo is not installed. When it is installed, additional network adapters are shown with “comodo” in their names. If i disable the comodo-related adapters, comodo doesn’t cause a freeze at startup … but of course there is no internet connection then.
I am connected to the internet by a proxy server with DHCP.
Next step. Disable the Firewall either from the systray or from the Firewall Behaviour Settings. When time is too short to get this done while Windows is booted do it while in Safe Mode. Let us know if this helps or not.
On as side note. Do you see the Comodo related drivers under Network Adapters or Non Plug and Play drivers? Can you post a screenshot?
do you have anyother security software active? Having two antivirus software with realtime protection/scanner can cause unknown problems.
Do you have many programs installed? You need to wait and see if defense+ gives any pop up. Sometimes it’s good to let the computer to do what’s doing; unknown programs will give up pop ups from defense+
i only have avg antivirus and comodo firewall installed. i dont have many programs installed, cause due to the freeze-problem i set up my computer again a few days ago. freezes are back again since 2 days …