Hello, fellow human beings. Thank you Comodo, for this software is truly awesome… except when it’s not.
Whenever I try to open the Comodo CIS settings window, I get an error which reads:
The procedure entry point _except_handlr4_common could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll
I can safely ignore this message, but I then get a second message:
The procedure entry point GetProcessHandleFromHwnd could not be located in the dynamic link library OLEACC.dll
The first error appears 3 times, and the latter appears 4 times.
If I ignore these errors, I can get into the CIS window. However, when I try clicking on the “settings” button, I get those same errors again, the settings window appears for a few seconds (while my computer lags), and the the settings window closes.
I’m running Windows XP (yes, you read that right, WINDOWS XP. No, I’m not going to “upgrade” this particular machine to a newer version of Windows)… so naturally I want to harden the system as much as I can. It’s difficult to harden anything if I can’t get into the settings. Due to some previous issues, I’ve just been forced to re-install Windows. (Side note: Did you know the servers needed to activate XP are still running?) That said, Microsoft’s updates are being installed as I type this. Perhaps one of those updates will help. (Although I kind of doubt it).
I’m running CIS 11. I’ve tried removing and reinstalling it, but that didn’t help at all.
On top of which, if CIS can’t open it’s own window without crashing… suffice to say that I’m not sure how much extra security I’m getting out of this program. What if the HIPS isn’t really doing its job? Likewise for the firewall.
PS: Just before posting this, I realized that if I close all CIS windows, I can right-click the tray icon, and, after I click my way through the errors, I can indeed get into the settings. But it would still make me feel better inside if these errors could be resolved. I do believe these errors are bugs on MY end, since other programs (like Explorer++, and a few old video games) are also affected.