how do i backup all settings/rules/lists in ver 5.5 in an automated way?

i’d like to do a daily backup of comodo settings without having to manually go into Manage my configurations.

are the settings stored in the registry, specific file locations, that i can just backup to accomplish this?

The configurations are stored in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Software\COMODO\Firewall Pro\Configurations .

On my machine that can be exported as a 1.3 MB *.reg file.

Can I simply double click to automatically merge and restore a previous configuration ?

If not then how can such a backup be used ?

Does Comodo no longer protect its keys against user/malware changes ?

I remember that after removing Firewall version 2.? the registry keys remained totally locked down.
It took much effort to take ownership and purge so a Firewall Update could proceed.

Comodo does protect the registry keys but it allows the user to make changes to the registry.

The same thing happens when the user accesses protected folders and decides to delete or change files, then D+ won’t alert. However when an application would try such thing it would be intercepted.