Installer or Updater

can the reminder be turned off. can it just automatically go back to regular mode after installing a program. also, installing a program brings up several popups. very annoying

When you have a install a program, You need to “Treat as Installer/Updater” This way you get 0 pop ups, and after installation you will get another pop up asking to switch back, you then click “Yes”.

That’s how you do it. :slight_smile:


i get the concept. but it doesn’t work that way. i do click treat as installer/updater but i have to do it several times for the same app. then the same for uninstalling. so it is more like ten popups, not zero. and why the reminder? can you just set it to automatically go back to original mode when done installing? and i do check the
'remember decision" radio button. cfp doesn’t seem to remember anything.

“Why doesn’t CFP3 switch back anyway”
Well, this is not always and effective way of doing things… Sometimes you might install a program(S) that use multiple EXE’s, Comodo would not know when to stop.

When you switch to installation mode; make sure you do this (see pictures)

'Installation Mode: Installer applications and updaters may need to execute other processes in order to run effectively. These are called 'Child Processes'. In 'Paranoid', Train with Safe' and 'Clean PC modes', Defense+ would raise an alert every time these child processes attempted to execute because they have no access rights. Whilst in one of these 3 modes, Comodo Internet Security Pro will make it easy to install new applications that you trust by offering you the opportunity to temporarily engage 'Installation Mode' - which will temporarily bestow these child processes with the same access rights as the parent process - so allowing the installation to proceed without the usual alerts.

If you are installing a new, unknown application. Defense+ will alert you with a pop-up notification and, as you want to allow this application to continue installing, you should select ‘Treat this application as an Installer or Updater’ at the Defense+ alert.

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i never get that second picture. i just get

“do you want to switch to installation mode”?

Yes you do.

Then when your prompted to switch back, you click “Yes”.


yes. i know. but having to do that all the time can be annoying

At first, yes.

But once you get the hang of it, and treating installers as installer/updater and following those simple steps it will be a good habit. :wink: For you’re safety on the internet!