I have CIS 4.1.150349.920 installed on Windows 7 Ulitmate 32 bit.
Before that I was using Avast! and PCTools firewall (to test them out)
Once installed CIS 4.1.150349.920, I had problems when launching games. At the point where Defense+ would popup a message and I would normally Alt+Tab to the message and allow the action or set the program as trusted etc.
Instead, the screen goes blank, and keyboard\mouse won’t respond to input.
If I set Defense+ level to Disabled, there are no problems.
I have never had this issue before, on XP, Vista or Windows 7, but I was also running older versions of CIS then, too.
I think you may be getting this confused with the problem I usually had.
What used to happen:
If the popup appeared behind a full-screen game, sometimes the game could not minimise (for whatever reason), and I could not allow the game on the D+ alert.
In this case, all I had to do was press the sleep button and force my PC into standby mode.
Then, I just had to resume from standby, login, and the D+ window would be on top, and I could allow the game, and it would work.
(This method worked 99% of the time) Sometimes I would have to just restart the machine blindly (Press Windows key, then U, then R which will tell windows to restart, requires different key combination in Vista\Win7)
In all cases, Windows would respond and either go into Standby or Restart as I told it to.
What happens now:
Game launches and goes fullscreen, D+ tries to pop up an alert, Windows completely locks up and won’t respond to Standby button or any other method as shown in the other scenario.
Only option is to force a hard reset with the reset button (can’t do soft restart in Windows as it’s locked up)
In the new v5 Comodo finally introduced Game Mode.
Over the last couple of months the list of trusted game makers has been increased tremendously. There is a sticky topic in the news/feedback/anouncement board where people can submit games they want to be made trusted The new list and the cloud look up of trusted vendors and white list is but one of the new strong points of v5.
A “Game Mode” is a nice idea but that is not the point.
I do not want anything to automatically allow any program. I only wish to only allow programs I choose, and customize their access. I may want the program to run but not be able to go on the internet. Or, I may want that it does not add a startup entry for some ‘registration reminder’ program every time I run it.
That is why I use Comodo, it gives me full control over what a program can and can’t access.
The only things I automatically allow are Windows updates and that’s about it.
And, as I said before, there used to be no problem, only recently have I experienced the system lockup problem, which is the issue here.
It happens in pretty much all games, as long as Comodo tries to pop up an alert after they go full screen.
I don’t think the problem is that Defense+ is working, it’s the fact that the popup comes while the game is full screen. It’s like some kind of incompatibility with the fact that the game is full screen or something.
Any popups which come BEFORE the game goes fullscreen DON’T cause the lockup problem.
Upgraded to CIS 5.0.162636.1135 and still the problem is here.
With the games on the network drive you are out of luck.
You could consider updating to v5 and use Game Mode. Or when sticking to v4 put D+ in training mode when you run a game. Then either run the whole time you are playing a game in Training Mode or stop the game after a couple of minutes and put D+ back where it was (CIS will remember until you reboot).