I have searched and read faq’s but didn’t find a started guide or installation guide that helped me, apologies in advance if I have missed some relevant info.
I have recently installed the firewall, and have Proactive defense and Newtwork defense both set to Safe Mode. When I install new software, or when I am downloading an update, e.g. for Avira Antivir, I get about 20+ popups asking me what to do. I just had Avira updating and it went on for 10 minutes, with pop-ups every 2-3 seconds, it drives me crazy.
I always have, ‘allow’, and always have ‘remember this setting’ activated. Despite this, even though (for example, in the case of Avira Antivir) Avira is clearly on each of the pop-ups, and Avira is listed under my trusted software applications, I am getting ridiculous amounts of pop-ups. When running Superantispyware recently it was a similar scenario.
Could you please signpost me to a starter guide or help me with my configuration, many thanks.
Here are my details:
XP pro home user, single laptop with no network, Netgear router, 80GB HDD, 1GB ram, Comodo firewall with sandbox switched off, stealth ports set to ‘Define a network and block for everyone else’, Avira Antivir, all current updates.
That’s all the information I can think of. I have installed Comodo firewall because in Techsupportalert.com it is rated as the most secure. Previously I used Windows firewall and was getting a few bugs, so after a recent cleanup decided to move ‘up the scale’.
Finally I am not an IT professional but a reasonably competent home user, comfortable with general pc maintenance.
Many thanks in advance, Grest.