I’ll try to reply in one message to all the comments as I remember them. First, I am not a newbie, either to computers or Comodo. I am a retired network administrator and planner who worked my way up to administering an Active Directory net spanning Europe, Asia, Latin America and the United States. I know hardware and I know software. So with that understood:
Just because I have only posted twice here, doesn’t mean I am new to Comodo. I was running Comodo for many many months, perhaps even a couple of years on some of my machines (5 machines, 2 desktops, 3 notebooks, all IBM/Lenovo) with very few issues, hence no posts.
When I began having problems I posted my crash dumps in the appropriate forum and even sent them to Comodo for analysis. I got no reply. Rather than calling me a “two post wonder” and accusing me of “bailing out” you should recognize that I actively tried to address the problems I experienced with Comodo, Microsoft and Lenovo. The only lack of cooperation I received was Comodo’s.
BTW, I’ll be a 3 post wonder, because I’m not coming back after this one. Whether you agree with me or not, I don’t deserve the kind of sarcasim some of you deem appropriate.
Because you haven’t a problem doesn’t mean that I won’t have a problem. The combinations of hardware and software possible are infinite. Because my ThinkPad crashed doesn’t mean your Dell has to crash too.
Same for the Microsoft LifeCam. The same dmp files I sent to Comodo were sent to MS. Unlike Comodo, MS responded and proved the problem was Comodo. Those who care will notice that within the next few weeks new drivers for the LifeCam will be available from MS that specifically address this problem. They are a direct result of my working hand in hand with MS on the problem.
Also, the BS about the memory requirements and alleged bloatware are just that, BS. My ZA client has a footprint of 9686K. I’m using ZA Pro, without the AV and spyware components. I let Symantec Corporate and Ad-Aware Pro handle that.
Lastly, I always find the hysterical defense of a product by its supporters to be amusing. I didn’t knock your use of Comodo. I explained why I was leaving it. If my OP had been read and understood, as opposed to a knee-■■■■ reaction, some of you may have learned something from it. At worst, the idea that not all software will work with all hardware/software combinations. I tried for well over a month (I got SP3 through MSDN well ahead of its release) to solve my problem post SP3. I also tried for several months to solve the LifeCam situation.
Believe me, uninstalling Comodo and cleaning the registry on 5 machines was a major PITA, as was installing ZA Pro. I am not knocking Comodo, which served me well. I am merely reporting why I gave up. As we always say in these matters, YMMV.