As usual, I must start by saying that I’m not that computer-literate - so would appreciate a minimum of technical terms. Sorry about that.
I’ve been using Comodo Firewall for a while. Despite being a seriously complicated piece of software to use, I’ve gradually learned more about it, and come to trust it.
My preferred Firewall settiings at the moment at the moment: Proactive Security, with the firewall set to Custom and alerts to High. I’d like to keep these for some time, until I’m confident that a couple of old infections have really gone.
I’ve increased the time for alerts to remain visible from two to four minutes, which usually gives me a chance to look up anything I don’t recognise which is trying to sneak out. For the time being, I’m happy to put up with constantly “allowing” apps (or blocking those which aren’t recognised by me, or needed at the moment).
Defence Plus is set to “Safe” for the same reason.
Until today, even launching Firefox has involved a couple of alerts and the need to click “allow.”
Since today’s updates, nothing seems to be happening - not one alert. The Firewall and Defence Plus event logs show that the firewall has blocked a few unidentified Windows apps; Defence Plus shows no activity other than a change to its setting - back to “safe.”
Incidentally, the firewall and defence plus settings returned from Custom and Safe, respectively, to Safe and (I think - didn’t write it down) Clean during the update. Worrying.
I’ve done nothing more complicated with the Firewall or Defence plus settings than what I’ve outlined here
- why does no action seem to be taking place?
I realise this may be an update-related bug, so will shut down Windows as soon as I’ve sent this and fire up a Linux partition. I’ll check back over the next day or so, in the hope that the problem - if there is one - has been solved. (I was just starting to like this firewall - it’d be nice to be able to keep it!) (Unfortunately, I,ve just realised that I need to do some work with this system tomorrow- so I’ll monitor these board this evening from the Linux partition in hope of a solution.)
Thanks for reading - hope this makes sense!
PS Confirm there is no way of resetting the firewall to its default settings in the event of an error? I’ve already reinstalled as the only way I could unblock something which I’d blocked in error!