I would like to announce the availability of Comodo Personal Firewall 220.127.116.11.
What’s New In Version 2.2?
New! Added a new option called “Skip advanced security checks” to an application rule’s Miscellaneous section (This option will force CPF to skip leak checking on an application who has this option enabled. AVG Email Scanner compatibility issue is solved when user selects this option with avgemc.exe)
Improved! COM/OLE Automation Monitoring ( CPF now catches windows background intelligent transfer service hijacks, BITSTest)
Improved! DDE Monitoring (This improvement reduces number of “Modified the user interface” type popups)
Fixed! Bug that causes CPF not to remember some settings even if the user selects Remember option
Fixed! Bug that causes 100% CPU utilization in non-admin mode
Fixed! Bug that causes memory leaks in cmdagent
Fixed! Bug that causes CPF GUI to be unreadable while high DPI/font size settings are used
Fixed! Bug that causes false protection strength rating to be shown in the summary screen
Fixed! Bug that causes rules having [Any] attribute not merged correctly
Fixed! Bug that causes some security considerations text not be displayed
Please update your copies immediately or download and install the latest version.
I had to use the new option on both avgemc AND avgcc. There is no avgmc btw, probably a typo.
I also notice that after a reboot and my system comes up if I try to get my mail my email client stalls like it did before the ‘fix’. Seems that if I wait an extra minute or so I can then get my mail. Perhaps CPF is still initializing this new option? I never had to wait to get my mail before.
Also getting/sending my mail seems noticably slower now.
I’m still testing so I might have more feedback for you.
The download address, please! Should I redownload the whole program again? Isn’t there an accumulative patch? Clicking the download link at http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com redirects me to the registeration form as if I am a new user! If I tried to check for updates using the command “Check for updates” available through the Launch Pad tray icon, none happens! Can you help, please?
Hmm, when I found the popup telling me an update was available, I clicked to install and rebooted when prompted, only to find that when Windows restarted there was a little icon in the system tray telling me that I now had no network connection. Not happy. I tried rebooting again and even a system restore (to see if it would undo whatever had been done by the Comodo update), but still no network connection. Finally I uninstalled Comodo and installed Kerio, and now everything works again. Phew.
I don’t know if anyone else has had a similar problem, but I thought I should report it anyway. I’ll probably try Comodo again in a few months, as I really liked what I’d seen prior to the update. Cheers.
Hello egemen; thanks for the reply. I didn’t have any other firewall installed (apart from the built-in XP firewall, disabled), and the only other security app I’m running is NAV 2006. After I rebooted when prompted during the update routine, the Comodo (launch pad?) icon was showing in the system tray and I got a couple popups from the firewall, which would lead me to think that the update had been completed, but I suppose it’s possible that it hadn’t.
Anyway, I’ll probably give Comodo another try one of these days, but not for a while.