Hi guys. I, too, am battling with this same issue. Funny thing is that it didn’t happen until I updated my installation… I was running 184.108.40.206, which I downloaded in November 2006 and only tried today. I activated it and then did an update and saw the error you’re talking about on the first restart.
It almost seems like the updater tries to check for an update, can’t find an active connection and then crashes, like you said. Question: is Internet Explorer (or whatever browser you use) set to use a LAN connection or do you have a default dial-up? I set mine to LAN so that I can control when the connection is triggered. It’s really annoying to have to cancel the prompt to connect twenty times an hour… I’m thinking that because my system is set to LAN, CPF assumes there is an active connection. ???
There is another thread regarding this (and other issues mixed in) at https://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,1462.0.html. Unfortunately, no solution was found. The plaintiff said he’d try the current version some months later (his posts were in October 2006) but now, six months later, the current version still has a problem.
Moderators or gurus, any comments? There’s been nothing new on this topic for months… My current version is 220.127.116.11 and I’m running Windows XP Pro SP2. Anti-virus (in case you want to know) is NOD32 and I have no other funnies running that check on things in real-time.
So far, I’m quite impressed with the interface and functionality. I hope it keep going well.