A problem was found using Firefox 2.0 navegator.
If I use Firefox 2.0 all works well.
If I open Firefox after the opening of Internet Exporer (IExplore.exe), Comodo Firewall shows this alert:
Firefox is trying to act as a server. What would you like to do?
Local: IP 127.0.0.1 Port 2056 TCP
C:\Archivos de programa\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORER.EXE has tried to use the Parent application explorer.exe through OLE Automation, which can be used to hijack other applications. IEXPLORE.EXE may be using explorer.exe to conceal its behaiour in an attempt to connect to the Internet with firefox.exe
If I allow, I can surf with Firefox
If I deny, all the surfing is blocked in Firefox (BUT NOT WITH I. EPLORER !!)
I don’t think it is really like that… MSIE killing Firefox that is. What CPF is warning you about here is that MSIE hooked into explorer.exe using OLE. You’re being warned since explorer.exe may have been compromised & explorer.exe is the parent of the Firefox (the program you’re trying to run). If it is safe or not, depends on why MSIE OLE’ed to explorer. Odd that… a reverse leaktest. Normally its the other way around. Anyway… a quick barrage of questions now. ;D
Were you running any leaktest or anything like that? Had you just installed something into MSIE? Were there any messages before that concerning MSIE and/or explorer.exe?
Hi, nothing unusual really. This is normal. IE is not killing Firefox, CPF is blocking everything when you deny an OLE. I get the same thing only I reboot. This has been an issue and hopefully fixed in CPF 3. In your situation, when killing the programs, I believe you are somehow also allowing CPF to forget the OLE and allow your browser. This may be one answer to this problem, i’ll have to test it myself and never thought that killing the processes may work. You may have stumbled upon something here.
Kail, could you also give me a hand to test this if you get a chance? This would solve the OLE problem by doing this instead of a reboot. Thoughts?