Thanks for the instructions link. Strange I didn’t see anything to link to Advanced Settings in the main v.6 box. In any case, due to problems with Windows Defender (Win 8), I decided to uninstall Comodo and SAS Pro until that could be figured out (which clearing them out didn’t do). Presumably, once that’s done and I know the lay of the land, I’ll be able to return to Comodo.
Another question: At least in Comodo Firewall v5 (free), autoruns showed two entries to run at startup named “Comodo Antivirus” or similar. Did that actually indicate antivirus capabilities?
Yes, Win Defender service turns off frequently even with both uninstalled. The thread is here: Redirecting.
I ran RevoUninstaller Pro, Ccleaner, jv16 PowerTools and then went into the registry and searched and deleted everything (relevant) with “Comodo,” “cfw” and “SASanti.” I didn’t do the latter in Safe Mode, tho.
Thanks for those. The SAS tool is easy enough, but I can’t figure out the Comodo one. It pops up a DOS screen with instructions for Enter 1 and Enter 2, but as soon as I type the first and hit return, it closes. In the app list box itself, Add/Remove doesn’t help because Comodo CIS was removed previously. In any case, no difference so far with Defender.
Here’s a screenshot of what I’m seeing. What am I supposed to do? I click on the CIS entry, which opens the DOS box. I type the Enter 1 phrase and return, the DOS box closes. Click on Add/Remove first or last, there’s no Comodo in the list of Programs.
I would insert a link of your explaination at the passage:
“Some keyloggers may still be able to log data. However, even if they are able to access any information the firewall will stop them from being able to transmit it from your computer. Thus, as long as you are careful when answering any firewall alerts you will be safe.” Exceptions related to GAME MODE
Thanks. I decided to install CIS and the instructions were/are very helpful. What is the reason to limit maximum file size in real-time and normal scans to 40mb by default, when there are applications and media files much larger than that?
If you like you can increase it. Almost all malware is much smaller than that. That is why the default is set to 40MB. However, if you like you can increase it. The only downside is that there may be a small performance hit for larger files.
It was me, not clockwork, who was mentioning SAS. It’s default is <4mb.
On the matter of SAS Pro, it appears here that since installing CIS the other day, SAS isn’t running at start up, even though all the settings for it to do so are checked in the app and show in autoruns. Issues of redundancy aside, could CIS be turning it off, or vice versa, just like Win Defender turns off with CIS?