Introduction and Questions

Hello to all,

This is my first post here, have been looking around a bit and have just recently been introduced to the Comodo Firewall. I had some gremlins in the machine and it was suggested that I remove Windows Live Onecare (paid version), install AVG, turn off the Windows firewall and install Comodo.

When all of this was done and my machine was cleaned, noting that the bug had arrived FOUR months earlier with no warning bells or whistles, needless to say I was really knocked for a loop.

So much for the history, now for the questions ( I tend to ramble, sorry)

I installed Comodo in a rush and based on what I have read, I probibly did the install steps wrong and just started hitting yes for connections, not a wise thing to do just in case something is still lurking about.

Can I reset the install or remove Comodo and then re-install to start with a clean slate?

How can I determine what is trying to connect? A lot of the names are hard to figure out and what they really do.

At one point during my initial installation, I could not connect with my broadband and paniced, turning Comodo off and Windows firewall back on, which is where I am right now.

I like the looks and reviews about this product and would like to keep it as my primary software firewall. I read the page about how to install and use the automatic settings, but this time I will print that page before I start.

To give you an idea of how I am configured. I have a 2wire DSL modum connected to a 4 port switch where my computer is connected and occasionally another computer is plugged in for me to work on (usually family members or friends who need my limited talents)

Can anyone offer any suggestions or point me in the right direction to get this baby humming.

Thanks for letting me ramble on and I hope to spend a lot of time here meeting a lot of you.

Welcome to the forum, olddog1947.

It appears that your system is on a network. Have you went to Security > Tasks > Wizard > to Define a Trusted Network?

Nice to meet you soyabeaner ,

No, I did nothing about trusted network. Is this about using the network wizard?

(Sorry about the spelling, I worked all night. Modum ?)

If you’re connected to a LAN with other computers then it’s best to run the wizard to make things start! :slight_smile:

Here’s a great video showing the installation steps that was created by AOwl (a forum mod):

Hopefully that will help you get started.

Very good video.

So if I assume that the trusted network is the only step that I missed, what about my other concern about how I may have allowed or not allowed a certain operation (service?) incorrectly. can I review or reset those without doing a new install of Comodo?

Also, do I need to, or can I for that matter, uninstall the Windows firewall. Riight now it is only turned off.

How does one clean the registry after removing a previous firewall?

You shouldn’t have to reinstall CFP. The worst (that I know of) is you accidentally allowed a rule against a program. You can verify your rules in both the Application Monitor and Network Monitor. Please post some screenshots if you want to verify.

The Windows Firewall can’t effectively be uninstalled because it’s built into the Operating System. Disabling is the only option: https://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,5708.msg42918.html#msg42918

Clean the registry? Always back it up before you consider because it can be risky. CCleaner is a simple and popular program. If you want to manually do it then you can search the registry for key words associated with the program.

I am happy with Comodo, but I have 2 problems I need help with. The first is I am unable to do an update of my Microsoft software. It gives me an error message and the following remidy:-
When searching for available updates on the Update site, you receive the 0x8024402C error.

Problem description
This error usually happens because we are unable to locate the correct proxy to access the internet or there is an invalid character in the proxy override settings.

Applicable operating systems and products; Windows XP

Resolutions

  1. A misconfigured Proxy/Firewall can cause this problem. Double-check the Proxy/Firewall settings. Add the following urls to the exception list within your Firewall/Proxy:
    http://.update.microsoft.com
    https://
    .update.microsoft.com
    http://download.windowsupdate.com
    For help configuring Proxy/Firewall refer to documentation or contact the manufacturer.

My problem is I can not find how to do this in Comodo. Can you help me please?

The 2nd is:- when I try to update Comodo it gives me the message Error 106, could not complete task. What does this mean and how do I fix it?
Note: I was using Internet explorer as my default browser. I normally use Firefox but turned it off as I thought that was the problem, but it made no difference.
Thank you for your help. I have spent hours searching for the answer with no joy.

Welcome to the forum, eerwah.

One the best bookmarking links: ** FAQs/Threads - Read Me First **:

Windows Updates Won't Update https://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,1632.0.html https://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,1702.0.html https://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,1955.0.html https://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,6518.0.html https://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,6579.0.html https://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,6836.0.html https://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,7866.0.html
Update Error 106/109/10x https://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,2104.0.html https://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,7592.0.html https://forums.comodo.com/index.php/topic,7956.0.html