I was using Comodo FW for a week or so, and just painstakingly customized all its settings to suit me, when it suddenly crashed - out of nowhere - when I wanted to change a FW setting for a program in the list.
Just like that - I double-clicked its entry in the rules and it said “Oops, you found a bug” and that was it.
When I restarted it, ALL the firewall settings were gone! The list was completely blank. :o
Is Comodo perhaps periodically backing up the configuration, or is there at least a way to rescue some of it from the files?
Or should I rather just forget the whole thing and dump it wholesale for another desktop FW product???
(Might sound radical, but it took me DAYS to tweak it to my needs - and if such thing happens again, without a possibility to restore it, I surely don’t have any use for it anymore.
And no - I don’t have the backup, since I was configuring a new computer and haven’t had the time to set up a regular backup procedure yet.)
Everything wouldn’t be half as bad (and here’s a hint for a vast improvement, IMO):
if the pop-up window (balloon) requiring user’s action on a new event, would offer four different buttons:
[Allow Once], [Allow Permanently], [Block Once] and [Block Permanently]
(like the ancient Tiny FW had aeons ago - in version 2.x) - instead of the radio buttons, plus an option which would take you directly to the rule editor and open the new rule afterwards, it would take just a fraction of time to set the rules, than it takes now.
As it is, it requires way, WAY too much clicking - esp. to get to the settings afterwards and change the new rule (like to change a specific IP address to Any)…