I’m not sure about to explain the way to kill cmdagent.exe
I need it to free some memory after closing CIS because cmdagent is still running and eating resources.
When I want to play games that I’m sure are secure and I don’t need Internet access, why should I share more than 100 MB of virtual memory and CPU usage with CIS?
Will Comodo’s guys provide a secure way to close completely CIS -cmdagent & cfp-? CAPTCHA could be a good way to do it without compromising security.
Anyway, killing cmdagent is a two easy steps:
Disable Defense+ either from the GUI or right click over CIS icon.
Kill cmdagent from task manager.
That’s it. After this you can close CIS normally to end cfp.exe.
I don’t know if malware software could disable Defense+. If this is impossible you don’t have to worry about.
Starting up CIS again is a little bit more complex -well, you always have tho option to restart the computer - and requires access to services manager in order to start cmdagent manually.
I can confirm cmdagent can be closed down on Win 7 x86 as described.
When a program needs lots of memory Windows will make sure other programs will release theirs. I have seen it happen one time while monitoring memory used by Opera browser when starting a program that needed lots of memory. And Opera’s memory footprint seriously dropped. Memory management is handled by Windows.
Given this I see no need to disable cmdagent and give up all protection it gives just for something that will be taken care of for you. You could consider disabling the av resident shield when playing a game. But do not close down cmdagent.
just read this tread and went straight to ctrl-alt-del highlighted cmdagent and pressed “end process” and hey presto it has been killed. I think this is quite a serious bug which needs fixing quickly.
Let’s see i had
Av: on access
Firewall: safe mode
defense +: safemode
I uninstalled for a completely different reason.
But i do know D+ was enabled because windows was giving no warning.
well pardon my stupidity, i had D+ turned off and was able to kill cmdagent, i have now turned D+ on and cmdagent can’t be killed. my concern is, is it such a good idea to have only D+ protecting access to cmdagent. what happens if someone forgets to turn on D+ (like i did). it makes cmdgaent vulnerable.