I’ve installed Comodo on numerous computers and it has been working perfectly!
All the people’s computers i’ve put it on have ranted and raved about it and some of them have even purchased toe full versions they have enjoyed it so much.
Personally I had been using Kapersky until today and the slowness of it was ticking me off.
So I thought. Why not just install Comodo?
Anyway I just went to the downloads website and installed it as I have been doing on all the other computers.
It installed fine, I allowed the most of the things that I need and then I encounted my problem
It will not update! ???
I went through numerous threads trying the things they said to do such as
un-installing and reinstalling
deleting the Windows/Temp folder
running cmd and deleting the Temp folder that way (it deleted alot of files :S )
-re downloading and reinstalling
No matter what I’ve tried it’s just not working and I’m getting pretty frustrated. Also I went to try and play one of my favourite games to release some frustration and it simply will not function. It was working fine several hours ago and it had to be some of the work of Comdo somewhere down the line. But I fixed that anyway.
I thought. Hmmm I’ll use this Geek buddy feature they rant and rave about.
So I installed Geek Buddy. It says that it needs to update and it closes itself automatically.
Hmm so I went to the Comodo website and found a newer version of Geek Buddy.
Installed it and the same thing happened.
With all hope lost I’ve gone to the forums in search of some help.
Please help me update my data base!
PS when I click update it goes to 5% then tells me that it failed to connect to the internet while I can clearly connect to the internet.
This sometimes on most occurrences will fix the problem that you are expierencing
Sometimes it takes all "Uninstalling/Use Removal Batch/restart in safe mode/Use removal batch as well as the temp folder located in ‘windows’/restart in normal mode/ use removal batch also remove temp files in %temp% and verify that all parts of CIS are gone)
Create a Restore Point^ > Uninstall CIS > Restart in Safe Mode (Tap F8 After Manufactor Logo Disapears > Safe Mode > Log Into Admin account) > Run the batch file (Also remove windows temp* folder) and Remove Temp Files** > Restart in Normal Mode > Run the Batch File Again > Download/Install CIS Once Again; Once Reinstalled Restart, Then Try to update
^ start > programs > system tools > system restore > create a system restore point
start > programs > acc > right click run as admin > command prompt >
del /f /s /q %temp%
** start > programs > acc > right click run as admin > command prompt
rd /s temp
Also; CIS > More/Misc > Diagnostics
Does this report anything?
I could ping the download server fine.
I Flushed my ip
I unchecked BLock Fragmented IP Datagrams
Still the same error is occuring ???
I’m not using a proxy
Also the ONLY ‘special’ network variable that I could possibly think of is the switch that I connected the other day. It improved my internet speed and hadn’t affected anything else. But that was changed a while ago and i’m sure that won’t be affecting the problem at all.
Were running low on ideas but I think I know of something that may make it work.
Thanks for helping Jacob!
Hi, I’m back.
I am also running CIS 5.3.176757.1236 following program update. (I previously had whatever the preceeding version 5 number had been by download from Comodo website.)
After that update the VSDB showed v1 (which seems odd), but having done the download latest bases.cav fix on 26-01-2011 the ‘More/About’ dialogue now shows DB v7448.
I am also using Comodo GeekBuddy v126.96.36.199.
My OS is Win.XP.sp3, 32bit Home Edition, version 5.1 (build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100427-1636).
My internet connection is by ethernet cable to broadband router. I am using the Comodo DNS servers, but am not using a proxy.
Whenever, and however many times, I click on either VSDB ‘Update Now’, or ‘Never Updated’, or ‘Update Virus Database’ links (in each of the main CIS dialogue left-hand column, the summary tab dialogue, and the Antivirus tab dialogue) I alsways get zero update with the error dialogue “Failed to update the virus signature database. Please check your internet connection and try again later.”
My internet connection is fine (otherwise I couldn’t get here!). The CIS program update checker, under the ‘More’ tab, works properly.
So the VSDB update problem seems to be a programming bug, which is truly a shame because it is a serious detraction from CIS that in all other respects I would recommend on software distribution websites.