Severe BUG, Program logic contradiction:
Case Trusted file=c:/bin/exif2db.pl. “Trusted by security components and marked SAFE”…
The OTHER file in UNRECOGNIZED FILES: C:/bin/exif2db.pl “Not recognized by security components”
The same file is in 2 places simultaneously, being both TRUSTED and NOT-RECOGNIZED by the same security components.
This program’s left hand has no idea what its right hand is doing.
It also thinks something has been done when nothing has been done. "Do you want to save your changes? Exploring a menu item and hitting CANCEL should NOT cause any change. It’s confused.
“DO YOU WANT TO SAVE YOUR CHANGES”. Its a simple yes or no answer. Here, yes means yes and no means yes. It appears to be impossible to have it forget changes it made up.
I had to reboot. Then I had to turn off HIPS entirely. I trust the programs I wrote.
In writing this, I checked the HIPs settings to be sure I had the terminology right. Hitting SANDBOX, IT just enabled HIPS mode on its own before my very eyes! “Why would you look at a setting if you did not want it ON?”
“You have unrecognized files… would you like to review them?” If I hit NO, it will no doubt let me review them, change HIPS permanently, scramble all file, directory, network, service and system permissions again and demand a reboot. What do you want to bet? Here goes. NO!!!
IT did let me review them when I told it not to. But, it failed to discombobulate the entire system this time. That’s promising.
The program c:/bin/exif2db.pl which periodically scans c:/temp/exif.req for files like exifreq.305668.cmd jumped back onto the UNRECOGNIZED list even though I just moved it from there to the TRUSTED FILES list.
It crashes trying to connect to the database:
DBI connect(‘database=asset;host=127.0.0.1:3306’,‘brianp’,…) failed: Can’t create TCP/IP socket (10013) at c:/bin/Bpbfct.pm line 9740.
How do I tell this program once and for all to leave my programs alone? I need a firewall, not a Keystone cops running amuck within my system. When I tell it a program I wrote is fine, it must not turn around at its next opportunity and block it. I need to have everything in my bin directory and a number of working directory absolutely off limits. No lookey, no touchy, no changy!!! Is this possible???
advanced settings, trusted files, add, folders, select “c:/bin” (in which ls | wc → 134 files), OK. RESULT: COMODO Firewall: “Empty file(s) cannot be added to the Trusted Files Lost. OK”. comodo clearly has no concept of file vs directory, full of 134 files vs empty. Am I reading this wrong or is this program absolutely insane!!!
How does one place a set of programs and directories permanently out of the clutches of a program which shares the concept of boundaries with Vladimir Putin?