When you have HIPS enabled and you start a fullscreen application, you may get a HIPS alert, which you cannot see or click on since the screen is in fullscreen mode. Instead, you get a black screen that you cannot do anything on (no Ctrl+Alt+Del, no Ctrl+Shift+Esc, no Alt+Tab or Win+D), forcing you to restart your computer with the power button.
The workarounds are highly inconvenient:
- Set Comodo to game mode: You may forget to do this, or you may forget to turn it off afterwards, meaning you don’t get any alerts.
- Set alerts to show up for a limited time: I don’t want alerts sneaking past me while I’m not on the computer, or to go away while I am looking up what it’s about.
If nothing else, can you implement a global hotkey to accept/deny alerts? Though I am not sure if it would work, seeing as any commands given when Comodo freezes the computer are unresponsive.
It’s been at least 8 years since this issue has been around: https://forums.comodo.com/defense-help/windows-7-black-screen-full-screen-game-launch-work-around-t47045.0.html
Can Comodo please get around to finally fixing this issue?