What about possibility to chose how CIS should protect us (during installation)?
Ones want to decide, the others want to have auto-protection.
I think it’s good idea to let user chose during installation.
Novices will skip this part (click Next) and advanced users will get possibility to chose, it would be great, there are still people who want to decide :-TU
Small change, great benefits.
For a long time, the users have been wishing for an installation wizard that allows the user to set the major security features for CIS during install, but it still has not happened yet.
We have suggested: “beginners” set up (basic options with explanation) and a “custom/experienced user” set up (with many more detailed options).
From the usability forum:
Elements that should be covered in the “custom/experienced” settings wizard during install:
Stealth ports - Make stealth port wizard part of the installation process so people don’t forget to set protection when the program starts. The stealth port wizard can still be kept within CIS, so that the options can be changed. For a more detailed discussion (including ways to improve the stealth ports wizard), see this post.
Trusted vendors list - A list of vendors can be displayed to the user. This list should include: 1) the “default” trusted vendors supplied by Comodo, and 2) the vendors of signed executables on the computer (the wizard can scan the computer for signed executables). Then, the user could select which of the vendors he/she wants to install into the “my trusted vendors” list. This can also been done during CIS updates (see “program updates” below). A suggested list of trusted vendors is posted here. For the definition of “default” and more discussion, see this post and this post. Request to scan for signed executables is posted here.
GUI settings - balloon messages (show/hide), tray icon (show/hide), tray icon animation (show/hide), install/don’t install desktop shortcut, and any other GUI customizations planned for the new GUI.
Language and the option to “download other language packages” (if you selected not to download other language packages, then only the language you selected would be downloaded)
Option to import a user-defined configuration
Option to scan the ‘Program Files’ folder and ask if the user would like to allow or deny internet access to each program (as Online Armor Firewall does)