First I would like to say thank you for allowing users to switch Launch Pad off.
I am a firm believer in PROGRAM PURITY and have good reasons for that. I would like to request that Comodo make available the Personal Firewall without any code beyond any use except as a Firewall and updater.
One with Launch Pad and one without would accomplish two things in my opinion.
Users who fear potential misuse of extraneous code/application would have the alternative.
Comodo could decisively end the discussion regarding Launch Pad and gain witness to the effect it would have on downloads of the product.
I believe there are viable alternatives for Comodo to collect or dissiminate information without effecting program purity of it’s products. I believe it is very important to protect program purity and maintain it as a standard to prevent misuse and alleviate the fears (justified) of end users.
I also agree with the posts above! I would point out that others applications have encountered related issues and have sometimes responded to uers. One of these is ■■■■ Cleaner, which started bunding Yahoo! Toolbar: this could be installed or not, as one wished, but in response to many complaints, now offers two extra editiona, neither with that toolbar, and one with only English language support. Comodo could do something similar. Otherwise
I understand what you mean, but until they (maybe) offer a firewall without Lauchpad, you can easily disable it, by right-clicking on the icon, choose options, and unclick “start with windows”.
Sorry if you already knew that, but i said it if someone didn’t…
And if your realy hate it, for now, you can safely manualy delete it (after you disabled it). I deleted it mainly because it installs in its own folder in Program Files instead of the folder I specified and I realy hate that. The same goes for the license, I moved it to Program Files\Common Files, where it should be installed in the first place, as this is the location meant for files shared betwean programs and there it doesn’t clutter my Program Files folder.
Yes, an option when you install is good enough! They who doesn’t want to install it, should have that option. Then when they are impressed with your firewall, and want to try the antivirus as well, there should be an option to install just the Launchpad in the same way. If you choose to have let’s say CPF and CAV installed, you should be able to ONLY have Launchpad icon in the tray, so you don’t have 3 icons… i’m allergic to icons in the tray…
The most common complaint’s about Comodo, is the launchpad… “forced adware” and whatever they call it… It would help Comodo get more users if they remove it in some way…
Personally, i just don’t like unnessesary icons…
While all good ideas, which I am not touching on, I just wanted to point out that some like the top poster seemed worried about security with launchpad as here…
<Users who fear potential misuse of extraneous code/application would have the alternative.>
Is there any fear of misuse with launchpad? Does it pose a security risk as an additive to the firewall?
Some may in fact wonder about this. I admit, my first install with Comodo CPF,I was a bit concerned about the launch pad as well. Of course being a regular user now, I know better but I can see why they would think this. Would a brief explanation be alright on this Melih or do you feel it won’t be an issue either way?
Ok, just to give my 2 cents, I think I agree. Launch pad is nice for a separate (if want to have) idea, but not having to be attached to the firewall itself. Perhaps this may give launch pad an edge. It can be the news box, import your Comodo program controller for those who want all in one access, perhaps have a shortcut forum box where users just pop it up, see a preview of the forums, or new posts etc…ok, there goes my brain agian, time to quit.