Heres the situation…
Windows XP SP2 all up todate
Laptop w/ P4 Hyperthreading 3Ghz CPU
Ive had many firewalls in my professional and personal systems and networks, configuration isnt a problem but there seems to be a major problem with iexplore.exe and the comodo firewall.
because of the hyperthreading oh my cpu some applications behave oddly until you set the cpu affinity to use 1 processor exclusively. Ive done this and it still hasnt fixed the problem.
I noticed the problem when using windows live messenger beta 8.0, I click on my mail icon and it supposed to launch IE and auto login to read my mail, instead it launches the Iexplore.exe and the browser window never shows, if I click again it launches another iexplore.exe and hangs the same way.
I also noticed this problem in the comodo launch pad, if I click on the message to join the comodo forums it will hang, though this time I get a repetative alert I cant get rid of saying the other program is busy and get “switch to…” which pops up my start menu or “retry” which does nothing, I have to shutdown the launchpad from the task manager. The link from the launchpad should at least use the default browser and not IE exclusively, I have mine set for firefox, though Ive left my messenger to open IE for easy of use and avoiding useless password annoyances.
I like the features of comodo that Ive seen so far but this isnt a problem I can live with, I will have to uninstall it for now just to get things working well again, because who knows which other process and window launches this will interfere with, there is a tendancy in todays software to split applications and functions into seperate exes that launch one from the other.
If you can find the cause and propose a solution it would be great, till then I’ll have uninstall