COMODO really needs to add an option to let user enable/disable Sandbox during software setup. I just installed v4.1 on my newly installed Windows 7 Pro and right after reboot everything went to hell. The Sandbox blocked almost EVERY DRIVER on my pc and so my mouse and parts of my keyboard all stopped working. I say “parts of my keyboard” because for some reason some keys worked others didn’t. I used the Tab and arrow keys to open COMODO Firewall and disabled Sandbox and cleared the Pending Files list. But I couldn’t navigate to the pop-ups Sandbox kept showing so i just forced a reboot. After reboot my screen suddenly turned off just as the system entered Windows; mouse and keyboard still didn’t work. So I hard-rebooted and this time the screen didn’t turn off but mouse and keyboard STILL DON’T WORK. >:( >:( I had to enable Mouse Keys in the Accessibility Options to navigate my way around and disable Proactive Defense and the rules created in there. Then reboot and surprise surprise, mouse still not working. After messing around for awhile i finally decided to unplug/re-plug mouse and keyboard before reinstalling the drivers. Lo and behold, after unplugging mouse and keyboard started working. :-\ :-\ :-\
As you can see if the Sandbox is disabled by default then all of the above wouldn’t have happened. Now i’m worried that COMODO might have messed up some other system files.
Some system info:
- CLEAN Win 7 Pro 32bit (no software installed, just drivers)
- G15 keyboard
- Razer mouse
edit: after checking with logs COMODO did not block USB drivers. my mistake, sorry. :-[