Sorry no ones answered yet so I’ll have a bit of a go.
cpf is now at version 18.104.22.168
If you have an older version it should have autoupdated to current version.
If you are doing a new install some steps you should follow.
Completely remove any other firewalls from your system.
Turn xp firewall off.
Do a malware and virus check.
At least disable anti vir before installing.
Disable or remove any other realtime scanning or registry monitoring or locking software.
Here a 2 threads discussing cpf install https://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,6653.msg48946.html#msg48946 https://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,4657.0.html
Latest ver download
I have not had autoupdate ask for a reboot.
I don’t know anything about DefenseWall other than it’s hips defense, so at a bit of a loss.
If you load your system with lots of security software you are increasing the chances of conflicts, especially those that work at deep levels.
Here’s one thread I found. I think Soya puts it better than me.
I use thunderbird for email.
The only rule required for it is
Allow tcp/udp out
The parent is c:\windows\explorer.exe
Open comodo-click security tab-click advanced (right side)-look for miscellaneous and click configure
Put a tick in the box skip loopback tcp connections
If the parent for both is explorer.exe delete one.
Edit the other so it’s showing only tcp/udp out.
Just to be on the safe side close and restart cpf.
Open Becky and lets see if it works correctly.
As to the alert popups outside of looking at the program names and either allowing or denying thats about all I do, too bloody impatient.
I am taking a guess that it’s the number of alerts for access that the program has requested, someone correct me if wrong please.
Some programs are designed to perform multiple requests, just in case the 1st one fails. Since Comodo is temporarily withholding their requests, the programs will repeatedly launch requests. As long as the pop-up window stays open, the number will go up.
Whether an update requires a reboot is solely determined by what components have been updated. If the kernel level driver has been updated then yes, you will need to reboot. If it was only things like a change in the GUI of the component list, then no, you shouldn’t have to reboot.