New installation SFP 2.4

Hi to everyone,

I’m just about to install SFP 2.4 downloaded 7,758 KB size.

Question - having Zone Alarm bad experience especially as to very very slowdown web traffic even

after scrolling down all possible tuned down securities/firewalls etc. still hate that ZA for very much

almost as turtle speed loading web page. I’m going clear out my notebook from ZA entirely and

include registry per some printed advisory papers I have…

What is your comparison as to speed of loaded web pages after SFP 2.4 installed, is it very depend

on settings that got to be “tuned” later??

note: with ZA “tuned” to almost no protection at all, web speed was still very slow (and I’m talking

as 10 times slower compared to PC) as if no relation to settings whatsoever!



Howdy! Welcome to your forum, Greg.

May I inquire as to what the acronym SFP represents? If you meant CFP (Comodo Firewall Pro) 2.4 then you don’t need to tune anything in this regard except your radio station :D. A few users with very fast broadband connections might notice it more. I personally haven’t.


I have removed your identical post from the BOC Wishlist thread. We ask that you please do not create duplicate posts, and thank you for your cooperation.

As for speed, I think you’ll find CFP much lighter on resources than ZA. Any firewall will add some overhead, but unless you’re doing some real bandwidth-consuming stuff or some extremely restrictive rules, you shouldn’t see that much drag.

You should not need to do any “tuning” to increase your browsing speed, if you do an Automatic installation of CFP (as opposed to choosing the Advanced install).


OK. I’ll try the “Auto” install and see as it go. My needs are typical protected web places themselfs as financials and I expect SFP to be “clear and easy” for such info stream and not to slow at all as you mentioned…
I future would not post dublicates,





Hi there,

some day ago finished with “auto” installation, and from beginning (SFP 2.4) seems ok to try to “learn what is going on…” . Now after some initial approvals seems to me as it recognized by itself my “relevant financial secured web places” I usually visited in past and it do not ask my permission - a good sign, tells me it has “self recognition mechanism”, is it those 10k programs (it know from data base) to allow to go? Also seems web places coming in speed ok, no delay and I’m happy for now!
That internal arsenal of 10k Comodo references remembering is the major difference between it and ZoneAlarm that needed my advise any given time… and slow down web surfing at all.


Good to see that you like the firewall and the webpage loading (speed) ???

I’m sorry, but I don’t know what you mean by 10K and SFP – what does the “S” part mean?

Mistake - I meant CFP 2.4. Now, 10k is 10,000 or so data base relevant names/applications that “COMODO now about” to be relevant and allow them to proceed? Is it not that data base we have here built in CFP 2.4?


Ok I see. But those applications in the safe database is to reduce the number of alerts with rules and other functions in CFP like Application Behavioral Analysis (ABA). This shouldn’t have an effect on the web sites that people browse to. I notice it basically allows the applications to skip Application Monitor (unless it hits a blocking Application Monitor rule) and goes straight to Network Monitor.

ok, thank you.

Can I ask you about explaining just in short comments about ABA function on some applications?
I thought that is data base of those known upfront applications that CFP would not “waist time to control/stop rather pass them to the user”.


ABA is the biggest the core of CFP’s famous anti-leaking features. The purpose is to prevent malware (or unknown / unrecognized files) from connecting out to the internet or communicating with other programs in your PC in suspicious ways by notifying the user via an alert.

ok, thank you.
that notification appear to me as same as typical/usual blue color add/window asking to confirm or deny? Or I have to watch for specific type of alert add/window?


If you look at Security/Advanced/Application Behavior Analysis, you’ll get an idea what ABA monitors. The alerts will reference those same types of activities. They’ll all have some sort of “hijacking” type of reference, such as “application gizmo.exe has ‘blah blah blah’ firefox.exe. This is typical of malware/trojan behavior” and so forth. Should have all the normal info as well, such as IP address, etc. I think the title across the top may be different, but I don’t remember for sure.


at a moment seems to me now very tricky to distinguish between logit and not logit application, probably if the name there appear known that I should approve it, otherwise I probably would not see some distinguish virus name on that list to deny it…

The developers have stated that the “rule of thumb” should be: If you recognize both applications, it is safe to Allow with Remember so that you won’t see that same alert again.

The time to be concerned is if you do not recognize one of the applications. Then you should Deny and start looking into what the problem might be.

Most of the time, these alerts will be for two programs you have open, or one you may have just closed. The names will be quite clear as to what the application is. If all of a sudden you see that “asldkf2w34857olsdf.exe” has done something with iexplore.exe, you can safely determine that there is a problem, based on the unknown file name.