Hey, I’m writing this in somebody’s else’s name as he has no time …
It is with great frustration that I post this message. In the past two weeks, I have been it seems (for lack of a better way to describe it), at war with COMODO products.
Following a July 9th Microsoft auto-update (those who had installed ZoneAlarm as their firewall), may have lost connectivity to the net. Of course, this is a known issue now, and Check Point has introduced an update. At the time, I uninstalled ZoneAlarm, which I had not been using extensively anyway, to try Comodo’s CFP.
Also at the time, I installed the BOClean and the SecureEmail products as well. It can only said that after install, my disk use went-up by 100% at least. Not only that, as a Mozilla - Thunderbird user, my client was left useless; every time I attempted to open Thunderbird to connect and retrieve email (POP or IMAP), the client would immediately crash. In checking for known or rising Thunderbird issues, I found there to be none outstanding with such a lead-in.
Finally, figured out that Comodo products were doing this, and began to uninstall products, one at a time. Regained my email functionality finally, only to realize that Comodo left a whole bunch of back-wash/crud/left-over hooks in the registry, which did not get taken out during uninstall.
Subsequently, I attempted to remove COMODO specific registry entries with the hope that this will cure it; only to realize that my net functionality was placed out of commission as a consequence. Apparently, removing the COMODO SecureEmail registry hooks tears-apart the .net framework somehow.
I cannot say now how this is happening but, there seems to be no end in sight at this point.
I wonder how others have completely rid their systems of these hooks!
I am looking to gain some insight into what the experience of others may be in this area.
Below, I am including a couple of screen-shots of what I see in the registry, in relationship to this problem, and also what those registry entries seem to be doing in terms of running processes.
My operating system is XP - SP3/32 bit. Using Avast Anti-Virus and Spybot S&D.
I hope somebody can help him out, you can see what we’ve tried here