How to stop Comodo from loading at Windows startup?


I have a wireless router that has an integrated firewall, but I installed Comodo so that I’d have a software firewall when I connect wirelessly out of home. My problem is that when I’m home, I don’t need Comodo, yet it loads itself at Windows startup. How do I disable that?

There doesn’t seem to be an option for that in the firewall options. I’m guessing that I’ll have to edit the system registry, but could someone talk me through the how and the what? ??? I have Windows 2000.

Hi Buggy,

you will need to:

  1. at the command line, type msconfig and at the startup disable CPF.exe
  2. at Administrative Tools->Services find Comodo Application Agent and change the startup type from automatic at manual.

p.s. also check How to Protect your wifi-Lan

hi Buggy.

I’m not sure why you wouldn’t want a firewall, even though you have a router?

However, if you go to ‘start menu/run’ and type msconfig, then go to start-up tab, you can un-check the box for cfp. That should stop it from loading at startup.


Toggie this will stop only the guide of CFP but the cmdagent.exe will remain active


Did u try removing it from the startup. Just unclick cpf.exe from the startup Item menu and it won’t start the next time. And buddy I too have an router with an integrated firewall. But it’s never too much. Cuz then you have two levels of defense. And since Comodo, unlike othres startup quickly, why not keep it!


Thank you all for quick replies. Pandlouk’s procedure did the trick, although I had to download the msconfig.exe application from the net first. For some reason I didn’t have it on my Win2K. Is it supposed to be “native” in Win2K?

Toggie and Damitha: I have an older laptop with not much RAM to spare, so an external hardware firewall is my preferred solution. Plus, my ISP also has a firewall between their “LAN” and the Internet, so I’m already double secured. :slight_smile:

Pandlouk: Thank you for the link on protecting WLANs, but I have Buffalo WLAN gear so I’m able to use Buffalo’s AOSS security features. :slight_smile:

Thanks again,