Network & Security Policy? (help needed)

I have a cable broadband connection through Virgin Media here in the UK which I have just upgraded to 30Mb. Virgin supplied me with a new hub (Virgin Superhub) to replace my old cable modem which arrived yesterday and I installed it and it all works fine. I have internet access and am indeed getting the upgraded broadband width after checking it at When I restarted my PC I got a Comodo pop up about detecting a new network which I okayed, I then went into Windows 7 Internet Connections and saw that it had renamed my Home Network to 4 (see screenshot 1). I then decided to check the Network & Security Policy in Comodo and found that I had 2 entries for Network and 1 for Loopback Zone. My question is, do I need both of the Network entries and if not which one do I delete and why does Windows call my Home Network ( I have two PC’s and a cable to my TV running on it ) Network 4 while Comodo states either 1 or 2?.

Did you forget the screenshot :stuck_out_tongue:

The additional network zone, this was added when you received the ‘New Network’ alert from CIS. The reason you received the alert, is because the IP Address range used has changed. To find out which zone to keep run ipconfig /all from a command prompt, identify your IPv4 address. Then compare that to the zones. Chances are it will be the third zone listed. For example:

Your IPv4 address -
The first zone listed is -
The second zone listed is -

Your IP address is part of the second zone. If you’re not sure post the details.

With regard to the changing the numeric of your Windows network, this usually happens if the network type/configuration changes, but without more detail, I can’t be more specific.

Thanks for the reply Radaghast, I did forget the screenshots and here they are.

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And this one.

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When you run and ipconfig /all see which range the IPv4 address falls within:

Home #1 - to
Home #2 - to

That will be your new zone. One thing you might want to do, is tidy up your firewall application rules, as you may now have both Home #1 and Home #2 defined in Application rules and Global rules, assuming you’re using zones…

The numeric used to identify networks isn’t hugely important but if you want to clean up a little you can go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList

When there look at the subkeys under Profiles and Signatures. From here you can identify information about the three missing numbers. You can also delete or merge old network profiles from within the Network and Sharing centre:

If you’re not sure, just leave as is…

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This post is related to the one above which is why I have not opened a new thread. After installing my new Virgin Superhub and finding I had internet access I thought that everything was fine but later on this morning I found out that my wifes pc and the broadband connection to my main television set was offline. After googling a while and finding an article at the Virgin Media site I found out that the Default setting when installing the virgin superhub was as a router which meant that it had blocked off my Buffalo Airstation router and hence the no internet on secondary PC and TV. I had to enter the admin pages of the Virgin superhub and re-install it as a cable modem and when I eventually rebooted my system, and after a couple of tweaks I finally had my home network up and running again. I use Comodo Dragon as my default browser and a couple of hours ago I noticed a slow up of my main Win7 OS PC broadband connection which shouldn’t really be as I have upgraded from a 10Mb connection to a 30Mb connection and my internet has seldom hung like this. It seems to be an entry of svchost.exe that is causing the problem. I did a scan with Process Explorer screen shots below. The svchost entry with PID 1892 is linked to “Local System Network Restricted” and to the service Superfetch. On the Comodo CIS Summary screen at the same time I saw that even though Comodo Dragon is running it is not shown and again svchost is using 90+% of my bandwidth. And when checking the Firewall Events screen I saw that some of Comodo Dragons functions had been blocked. Can you tell me what is going on and how I can resolve this issue.

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Your bandwidth problems may or may not be related to the svchost status seen in CIS, to be sure, more investigation would be necessary. The fact you’ve just changed your network configuration, is a more likely candidate.

With regard to the blocked Dragon connections, the IPv6 may be Teredo/6to4 connections. The destinstion is Barefruit, which is used by Comodo DNS as a landing page for unresolved domain names. The connections to port 843 are probably related to Flash, which if using the default browser rule, is blocked. The address appears to belong to and they have a flash widget on the home page.

Thanks a lot again Radaghast, While browsing here last night I came across a 4 page thread on this subject of scvhost and followed the advice there in setting new rules for IPV6, System and scvhost and it seems to be working ok now. What are the recommended rules for Comodo Dragon, I have set mine to “Treat as a Browser” is this ok?.

The pre-defined default web browser policy is fine for most things but it will still block some ports used by media plugins, such as flash. If you want you use this policy, I’d suggest changing the block rule for an ask rule.