I want to start out by saying two things up front:
1.) I really like Comodo Firewall
2.) I’m not sure if this is related to Firewall, BOClean, or something else entirely…
But here’s the situation… I was running another firewall product up until about a week ago, when a friend of mine who I have a lot of respect for, computer- wise, sent me an E-mail about firewall comparisons. The one I was using was waaayyyyy down on the list, and Comodo was at the top. So I searched it out and found that the testing and results were legitimate (PCWorld, for instance, had some good info on the topic…). So, I deleted the old firewall and installed Comodo.
After spending some tiome with the new Comodo Firewall and liking what I saw, I decided to look into the BOClean, and installed it as well. No glitches so far, as of that date (about a week ago)…
Then, using Firefox, which is my default browser, I went to a site that I make purchases for my company from. It’s an industrial supply site, http://mcmaster.com and I couldn’t log in. I mean, I couldn’t even see the home page. I got a redirect for some reason, and when I clicked it, I got the same redirect, regardless of how many times I tried. So I figured that McMaster’s site was having problems. This went on for about 3 days, until, on a whim, I tried Opera. Voilla! It worked. I tried Firefox again, and no- go. Hmmmmm…
Okay, only one site, I can work around that for a while. But I have a similar situation on Ebay now, and I spend a lot of time on Ebay. I can do everything on Ebay via Firefox, except sign in, which means, I can’t bid, or check messages, look at my summary, etc.
So, I try Opera… Voilla! Everything is accessible.
So I try Firefox… Nothing has changed… I can search Ebay, but can’t bid, message, see my summary, etc… all of which I CAN do on Opera.
Today, I tried the above using Netscape 8.1 and everything worked just fine… But, still having problems with Firefox.
I’ve been all through FirefFox now and have verified that McMaster and Ebay are NOT on any block list and that both are allowed to set cookies. I do have pop- ups blocked, but even went as far as to allow pop- ups on both McMaster and on Ebay, just to rule that possibility out.
The only thing that has changed, software- wise in the last 2 weeks is the addition of Comodo Firewall and BOClean. Is there something that I’m overlooking… or is the possibility that it’s related to the new security software just too far- fetched…?
Thanks for your input and help. This is a new inconvenience for me. Admittedly minor, but still, I’d like to resolve it. Firefox is my preferred browser and Thunderbird opens it whenever I click on a link in my E-mail. Since I get a lot of E-mail from Ebay, this has complicated things a bit, since I’m relegated to using 2 browsers at the same time for Ebay as a result.