Thanks for a great, feature-filled, free product. I’ve come across something that may be a bug, or perhaps just cmdagent doing it’s job a little too well, that might be good to address in the next release:
Using Firefox 3.0.1 and Comodo 184.108.40.2068 (I also have Kaspersky AV installed, however the problem appears to occur outside of Kaspersky doing anything) … System specs are pretty benign, AMD 1800, 2gigs, etc etc
Switched from a competitor firewall to Comodo, everything works fine, except when I go to clear cache in firefox. I ran across this problem when exiting firefox, as I had firefox set to automatically clear my cache on exit. So, whether I let it clear it on exit, or manually do it from within firefox’s Tools menu, I get terrible, terrible lag. cmdagent.exe starts using 98%+ CPU for a period of about 2 minutes. Without comodo, firefox cache clears pretty much instantly. I’ve verified that it’s the cache clearing, not cookies clearing or any of the other Private Data settings in firefox. It’s simply when the cache clears. This happens even after minimal browsing (like opening one web page, then clearing cache.)
I have tried setting firefox to a trusted application, I’ve tried giving it all permissions under the D+ part of Comodo.
Right now, I have to run firefox without the auto-cache clear, because it’s so disabling when I close firefox. Any other workarounds or ideas would be helpful, but I’m guessing what this is, is comodo basically doing its job and catching all the file delete hooks that firefox is sending out to clear the cache.
It’s not a huge deal, and I’m still very satisfied with the firewall, but perhaps it’s something that can be worked on for the next build to improve compatibility with firefox.