(I recently did several searches on this issue and wasn’t able to find a solution to my problem, or an active thread for this issue, so if it is posted else ware I apologize in advance.)
I really like the Comodo firewall (Not the CIS) and I have used it for years along side AVG free, with no other protection suits installed on my PC. Until recently I have not had a single issue.
Recently after a clean format and setup of Windows 7 on my main desktop I attempted to install AVG and Comodo Firewall as I always have in the past. Downloading the latest versions for install.
AVG free Installed fine without issues. Comodo was next and installed fine without issues. Once Comodo had prompted me to reboot my computer thats when the fun began.
Right after reboot the system would load into windows and would lock up almost instantly. The mouse would still move but windows explorer would not respond. Icons on the task bar would be clickable but do nothing, The start menu is just as equally useless at this point. Icons on the desktop (if they load) do nothing as well. Comodo at this time does not appear to load at all in fact nothing seams too. CTRL-ALT-DEL does nothing, selecting shutdown or restart from the start menu does nothing. Control panel doesn’t load. The computer becomes completely unusable.
I understand that Comodo doesn’t usually play nice with other software but I’ve never had any issue with this in the past. The fire wall SHOULD work with another virus scanner installed I think.
ODDLY ENOUGH, When I install AVG free and CIS, everything works fine… Even tho I’m pretty sure CIS shouldn’t be compatible with another virus scanner… This issue seams limited to the Firewall.
I do not use MSE or any other protection software.
I have managed duplicating the exact same results on 5 machines (3 laptops and 2 desktops of varying hardware performance and Windows 7 64bit)
Heres how I did it:
-Installed Windows 7 64bit, Installed AVG then Comodo = Lockup
-Installed Windows 7 64bit, Installed Comodo then AVG = Lockup
-Installed Windows 7 64bit, Installed Windows updates to current, Installed AVG then Comodo = Lockup
-Installed Windows 7 64bit, Installed Windows updates to current, Installed Comodo then AVG = Lockup
-Installed Windows 7 64bit, (with and without updates), Installed AVG by itself = Perfectly fine
-Installed Windows 7 64bit, (with and without updates), Installed Comodo firewall by itself = Perfectly fine
-Installed Windows 7 64bit, (with and without updates), Installed AVG then CIS = Perfectly fine
Everyone has their preferences. I LOVE Comodo Firewall but don’t care much for the CIS. I am a fan of AVG.
I have tried a lot of Free and Paid for protections in the past and this has been the combination that worked best for me. I would like to return to using this combination soon if a FIX can be made available.
I hope this helps, I have an open mind and a spare machine on hand I would be willing to experiment with and try different suggestions and Fixes on to see about getting this working again.