I am seriously considering a switch from another product which I have been using for 10+ years to Comodo CIS.
In searching this forum, I find that most links that should be a PDF User Guide either are (1) actually links to web pages (.html) or (2) do not download (download ends well before downloading is complete) or do not download a PDF file (I get a smaller file, 3GB instead of 12 GB) and/or I receive a message that the file is damaged or is not a PDF file. I have tried those with .pdf extension in the browser and have tried “Save link As…” to save to hard drive will same results.
I would like a full PDF User Guide to download for a thorough review and to have available immediately after installation of CIS for reference.
Clicking on the pdf icon on the online manual page (to display in Firefox using Foxit Reader), it partially downloads, never displays and I receive an error message: “file corrupt or not a PDF file”
Right-click on pdf icon on the online manual page and choosing “Save link As” (to download the PDF file to my hard drive), the download progress proceeds to about 3.8MB of estimated 12.5MB and download ends. The download does not stall, it ends as though complete.
Same result when using your link above to the PDF file using right-click, Save link As, or when clicking on your link to PDF above to display directly in browser.
The same results as above when using IE8.
I do not experience problems when downloading other PDF files from the internet.
It seems that, in general, file names should contain only one period/decimal (“.”). Though I have downloaded files with a similar naming convention in the past, in most cases, except for the period/decimal just preceding the extension, otherwise where a decimal would be in a name is generally replaced by some other symbol (hyphen, underscore, etc.). Could this be causing a problem? I have seen other complaints on this forum where users could not download the PDF files for this and other products as well.
I hope that we can get this resolved. I will not install/purchase the product if such a simple problem can not be resolved.
I must stress that I have recently downloaded other PDF files and files of other types with no problems/failures at all. It is just this one file that is causing difficulty.
The above would make it appear that something might be limiting the download size on my system. I disproved that by downloading a 5.7MB PDF file from the following link; you must answer 4 rating questions (stars) and enter a brief review (I entered 2 words). I was able to display the full file in Firefox/Foxit Reader and was able to right-click > Save Link As and get the entire PDF file. http://diplo-best.com/314.php?k=a9c8e31cddae4ef73a33777ff4d28deb&ID=2644241&q=MAGNAVOX%2019MF338B
To me, this indicates that the problem lies with either the 2 Comodo files/file formats or with servers being used to send those files.
Just noticed that my IP address is being shown at the bottom right of each of my posts. Is that the case only when I am logged in to the forum, or do all users see that?
EDIT/ADDED: Just entered with another browser, not logged in, and the IP does not show. But, does the IP show to other logged in users?
ANSWERED: Click on the IP, presents the following information:
Your IP address is shown only to you and moderators. Remember that this information is not identifying, and that most IPs change periodically. You cannot see other members’ IP addresses, and they cannot see yours.
I am choosing to not install a capture program because of the following.
I have run a simple Windows tracert numerous times over the last few days with the same result each time. That could be the cause of my problem in downloading the PDF manual. It appears the problem that I am experiencing is with a comodo related server 178.255.81.xxx
EricJH: I do not keep cookies or history beyond the current session. I clear cookies, cache, history, etc. several times per day with the browser on closing and follow up at least once or twice per day with CCleaner to completely delete some of those files so that the browser starts with a newly created clean file on the next restart of the browser. I flush DNS at least once per week. None of those items worked, I tried each on your suggestion.
I suspect the ‘resume’ download feature of this tool makes the difference, it seems the download is interrupted in between, indicating probably packet-loss between your system and the server it’s downloaded from.