While installing an application today, I noticed that the Treat this application as … was greyed out on the Comodo Alerts. Looking at D+ / Computer Security Policy / Predefined Policies, the rules are All gone.
Does anyone know how to get them back other than a re-install. I could rebuild the four if I knew what they consisted of:
Windows System Application
Diagnostics shows no problems.
CIS 5.9.219863.2196 (Firewall & D+ only)
Windows 7 Home Premium (32)
OK, so maybe I should have posted this in the D+ thread, I realized that after posting, but I am still missing my predefined rules.
I was wondering, If my Laptop still has the rules in place, would it be possible to export the registry key HKLM\SYSTEM\Software\COMODO\Firewall Pro\Configurations\0\HIPS\Predefined and then import it to the desktop or would Comodo prevent the import, being a protected registry location.
Apparently the location isn’t that protected, since I didn’t remove the rules in the first place. The only registry cleaner used has been ccleaner and I always make a backup. There are no COMODO references in the backups
Can you tell us what configuration you are running and if you have the sandbox enabled or not?
On a sidenote. There is an update to 5.9.221665.2197 that you could install. Let’s see if that fixes this.
Another option would be to start with a clean Internet Security configuration under More → Manage My Configurations. In the CIS installation folder you can find the factory default configurations. When importing you will need to give the configuration you are importing an appropriate name; let’s say Internet Security Clean. You will start from scratch with this solution.
CIS will not stop you from making changes to protected registry keys, files or folders. It will allow the user to do such things but it will not allow unknown programs to do this.
If you are considering to experiment with the registry make sure to be prepared by
- making a system restore point
- or exporting the registry keys you are about to change
I checked the registry, and if I inquired it correctly, you can copy the Predefined Policies from the Proactive Security (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Software\COMODO\Firewall Pro\Configurations\1\HIPS\Predefined0 branch to the Internet Security branch (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Software\COMODO\Firewall Pro\Configurations\0\HIPS\Predefined) and vice versa.
Don’t forget to make the necessary back up before proceeding with the above. Keep us posted.
I decided to simply rebuild the Predefined rules by viewing the laptop’s rules that were still intact. Decided not to try the registry thing although it should work I would think. Problem solved, I now have all of the predefined rules. Not sure what happened to them in the first place. Thanks for the reply.
It incidentally happens that when cfp.exe or cmdagent.exe crash CIS may forget some of its rules. That could be an explanation.