… on creating the most singularly intrusive security software on the market.
It may well have the best detection / protection statistics out there. However, within the first hour of installing and evaluating I spent the majority of that hour responding to Comodo pop-ups
There was one which was the final straw which I could not even respond to. I could see it’s outline flash on the screen as I tried to swap my Lord of the Rings Online client between full-screen and windowed mode but I could not get the pop-up to get focus so I could read and respond to it.
The sandbox tried to prevent me installing an upgrade to VLC media player until I disabled it’s sorry behind.
The sandbox also tried to stop my ATI catalyst programs from performing their normal functions.
If you had time to actually learn the program, you would figure that…
1: Right clicking on tray icon pops up a menu.
2: Navigating to Defense+ Security Level
3: Clicking on Clean PC Mode
… solves “the problem” you had…
Or you went to maximum security level on all aspects and put computer in lockdown mode.
You could try GeekBuddy for free so they could configure it for you.
Solutions and answers are always somewhere out there, you just need to dig deeper in the rabbit hole.
Google helps too!
You could have clicked on “do not sandbox this application again” and your problem would have gone away.
Sorry to hear you did not have a good experience. I think Comodo needs to work on adding software to the whitelist sooner. I too find it odd that it wants to sandbox all my videocard driver software after I update.
… because they are new files… Which goes to show that the program actually works.
It’s guilty until proven innocent. :-TU
I, for one, support global war on malware terrorism. Either you are with us, or with the malware writers.
No if’s or but’s. Sure, it can be annoying to be sandboxed something you actually know is safe, but I like to keep anything new contained until proven safe.
Remember that you can pre-emptively add files to the whitelist (on the Defense+ tab) if you want to ensure they will be trusted prior to running them; if a file is already part of Comodo’s own whitelist you’ll be told so, and if not it will be added to the personal whitelist shown there. Either way you can use that file without any prompting.
When you find that your favourite programs are being sandboxed another thing you can do is post their names and download links in Submit Applications Here To Be Whitelisted - 2011. Comodo’s team will then investigate adding them to the whitelist; once your local CIS has received the update it will no longer prompt about those program versions.
The problem is that the video card driver installers are digitally signed but the files they install are not. Files bearing digital signatures on the Trusted Vendor List are automatically trusted by CIS, but when files aren’t signed each updated file has to be specifically added to the whitelist. If the vendors would consistently sign their files this problem wouldn’t exist.
Then what is the “automatically trust files from trusted installers.” If the videocard software is a trusted file, then any file it creates is also trusted. so why it is still being sandboxed? Automatically trust the files from the trusted installers - Files that are generated by trusted installers are also trusted. This means that they will not be sandboxed
Its good to hear that Comodo HIPS is doing its job of protecting your computer. Unfortunately what happened was that you encountered those top rated detection rates right on your desktop without first training the Comodo HIPS to know in advance which programs were allowed to run and therefore Comodo HIPS will ask a permission for each program you open to run.
Comodo HIPS is not like an Antivirus which depends on definition files to make decisions in that you must train HIPS to know exactly which programs are allowed to run on your computer. If you place Comodo Proactive Defense+ in Training Mode and then run each of your trusted programs once it will commit each one to memory and it will not ask a permission for it to run on your computer again.