As a measure against malware and exploits I have disabled Internet Explorer according to the following scheme:
1. Click on the Tools menu option in Internet Explorer, followed by the Internet Options... option. 2. Choose the Connections tab from the Internet Options window. 3. Click on the "LAN Settings" button. The Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window will appear. 4. In the Proxy server section, check the box next to "Use a proxy server for your LAN" (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections). 5. In the Address: text box, enter 0.0.0.0. 6. In the Port: text box, enter 80. 7. Click OK and then click OK again in the Internet Options window. 8. Close all Internet Explorer windows. 9. If you wish to undo these changes in the future, simply follow the steps listed above again, only this time uncheck the box next to Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections) in step 4.Everything is fine: IE can no longer go on line, and can no longer be abused by Trojans and stuff.
BUT… The Comodo Update function seems to work on IE’s properties, which means that it is not working now. I find that very disappointing for a firewall that is said to be the best in the world. Did I miss something or can Comodo’s update functions be tweaked through the registry? I was not able to find any settings in the program interface itself.