The purpose of this beta release is to check out following fixes:
Significantly improved self defense
1.a) Defense against automated windows messaging (Simulated mouse clicks)
1.b) File digital ceritificate verification for own binaries
1.c) Fixed DOS conditions in self defense handling
1.d) Fixed system driver crashes
1.e) Fixed some bugs that can cause priviledge escallation
Improved OLE automation handling
Fixed some minor bugs in tooltip texts
Removed non-TCP/UDP application popups until version 3.0
Fixed reported high cpu utilization by cmdagent.exe in 2.4 BETAs
Fixed the bug causing SHA1 replies to be forgotten
Please do let us know your comments
[EDITED on 3rd Jan, 2007] We are postponing release of COMODO Firewall Pro version 2.4 to 11th Jan, 2007.
On 9th Jan, 2007 we will make an RC (release candidate) live with all the supported languages.
It will have all the corrections per language reported by reviewers and translators.
It didn’t work too good…
Everything I click on in the firewall has a 5 second delay…
I have imported my old rules, but it keeps asking about both old rules I already have and new ones I have made. Take a look at the screenshot.
It is the same app and parent. (firefox/firefox)
I will reboot one more time, just to be sure that it’s not there the problem are.
I did uninstall, reboot, install, reboot and locked around, and then added my old rules.
This is my first look at a 2.4 beta. It’s certainly slower to react than 2.3.x. The delay is about four seconds before the program responds. It’s still fussy (or forgetful, I’m not really sure) about applications being allowed. Resource usage is about the same as before.
Do I detect the influence of the dreaded Matousec in this build?
Can’t set individual parents for Firefox. When I imported my old rules it deleted most of them and set “Skip Parent” for the remaining 2 rules (one for UDP, one for TCP).
If I delete all Firefox rules and start Firefox again I can set parent to ‘explorer’ but if I then try to restart Firefox (parent is itself), the previous rules are set to “Skip Parent”. Not a major problem but I do like to decide what programs use Firefox (or any other program for that matter) and not have CPF decide for me.
I have “Do not show any alerts for the applications certified by Comodo” unticked and alert frequency very high.
This has just happened to another application WinWhois. It would appear that for any program where I have more than one Parent, CPF now wants to set that application to “Skip Parent”.
Why can’t you close connections any more under Activity/Connections dialog?
Under same dialog, after a few minutes not all the ‘System’ connections are showing - only port TCP 139 between my PC and laptop on LAN. Previously and on my laptop which still has v220.127.116.11, it shows connections for ports UDP 137 and UDP 138.
Since the first time I installed CPF some while ago I’ve never been able to restart any of my computers on my LAN. Disable cmdagent and I can. Now this is resolved with this beta - HURRAH!
I have been able to import all of my rules using the posted script for all beta’s from 18.104.22.168 on.
What I have to do is after each new install and reboot I right-click the icon in the sys tray and choose “Allow All” and then uncheck the “protect the settings rule”. I then merge the .reg file and then change the firewall back to “Custom” and it all works fine.
If I don’t change the firewall from Custom to Allow All then it will not let you write the registry file correctly as it is not turned off. Just unchecking the protect the firewall settings does not turn the firewall off. I used to get all kinds of weird stuff until I started doing the above procedure and now my life is boring because I never get any errors from the firewall anymore.
I’m running WinXPPro SP2 and AVG free at the moment. I know this works with CAVS installed also.
After a reboot the delay in GUI is gone… but there is still a slight delay when you open or close the GUI.
There is still problems with remembering…
I was cleaning the duplicate rules in application monitor and I noticed that if I just opened a rule and clicked ok it refreshed and removed the duplicate rules.