Please explain what is meant by “Modify File” in the Comodo Logs.
I know that it SILENTLY cripples software installation without any indication of a problem and no way to fix the problem.
Two months ago I had a new installation of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
Comodo 5.9.??? was a fresh install which by default had the Sandbox active.
To my secondary drive I extracted a Portable-Palemoon (source code similar to Firefox)
Palemoon is NOT recognised but it still browses the Internet O.K.
Many Firefox Add-ons were added to Palemoon with no problem
The Sandbox modfied and permanently crippled Lastpass and FoxMarks.
Crippling was permanent in that with the Sandbox disabled I could still not install either.
Additionally the crippled remnant could not be removed because the Addon required a Browser Restart to complete “installation” before the “Remove” button was active.
I had to trawl through the browser profile and hack away removing files and folders that COULD have been the crippled remnants before I could complete a fresh install.
Portable Palemoon is contained within one parent folder and makes no use of the registry.
Had I used a conventional installation of Firefox then what the Sandbox crippled would have been scattered throughout Windows and the Registry,
and I would have needed to use my Boot Rescue CD to restore partition C:\ from an image backup.
If sandbox trashes any future applications as they are installed and incorporated into the operating system the only recovery option for me is the Boot Rescue CD,
AND this implies that I have created an image backup immediately before attempting to install.
That is NOT AN OPTION,
I am much happier dealing with Defense+ alerts as required without the Sandbox silently letting me fail due to unknown Partial Limitation.
I have no doubt that when I extracted Palemoon there might have been a solitary once only pop-up which said it was Partially Limited.
There MAY have been a pop-up when I installed the first Addon.
I do not think there were any pop-ups for the next dozen Addons.
All the above Addons installed successfully.
I do not think LastPass or Foxmarks caused any pop-ups,
and they certainly did not pop-up when I made many repeated attempts after the first failure.
I could be wrong but to me the fact that the logs do not show “Sandboxed As Partially Limited” against Lastpass or Foxmarks is evidence that no pop-up occurred.
LastPass items in “COMODO Internet Security Premium - Log Viewer Logs”
2012-03-12 10:50:32 E:\Portable\x64\Bin\Palemoon\Palemoon.exe Sandboxed As Partially Limited 2012-03-12 10:50:36 E:\Portable\x64\Bin\Palemoon\palemoon.exe Modify File E:\Portable\x64\User\Palemoon\Profiles\Default\extensions\staged\firstname.lastname@example.org\platform\WINNT_x86-msvc\components\lpxpcom.dll .... other events 2012-03-12 10:59:17 E:\Portable\x64\Bin\Palemoon\Palemoon.exe Sandboxed As Partially Limited 2012-03-12 10:59:17 E:\Portable\x64\Bin\Palemoon\palemoon.exe Modify File E:\Portable\x64\User\Palemoon\Profiles\Default\extensions\email@example.com .... other events 2012-03-12 10:59:39 E:\Portable\x64\Bin\Palemoon\palemoon.exe Access COM Interface C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe 2012-03-12 10:59:39 E:\Portable\x64\Bin\Palemoon\palemoon.exe Modify File E:\Portable\x64\User\Palemoon\Profiles\Default\extensions\trash\firstname.lastname@example.org
Foxmarks items in “COMODO Internet Security Premium - Log Viewer Logs”
2012-03-12 17:25:30 E:\Portable\x32\Bin\Palemoon\palemoon.exe Modify File E:\Portable\x32\User\Palemoon\Profiles\Default\extensions\staged\email@example.com 2012-03-12 17:25:30 E:\Portable\x32\Bin\Palemoon\palemoon.exe Modify File E:\Portable\x32\User\Palemoon\Profiles\Default\extensions\firstname.lastname@example.org .... other events 2012-03-12 17:25:44 E:\Portable\x32\Bin\Palemoon\palemoon.exe Access COM Interface C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe 2012-03-12 17:25:52 E:\Portable\x32\Bin\Palemoon\palemoon.exe Modify File E:\Portable\x32\User\Palemoon\Profiles\Default\extensions\email@example.com