Now its the complete opposite. I’ve recently installed CIS 3.10 and it detects no
intrusion attempts which I found hard to believe due to my past experience. I went to GRC
Shields Up! Test & PC Flanks Scanners. Normally my firewall would list those as intrusion
attempts, but now it doesn’t even respond. I’ve been online for more than hours
and I usually get 200-500 attempts. Now, 0. I know I’m being paranoid but why do I get 0 attempts now? Thanks a lot!
I’ve reinstalled it, usually fixes most problems. Still 0. My alert options are set to medium. I even used CIS Clean-Up tool and surprisingly, it had errors too. I’ve attached the screen shots. Thanks again.
Edit by EricJH: made the url something to click on
What OS are you on? When did you run the clean up script? I think it is best to run that after rebooting after you uninstalled Comodo. When needed try the script in Windows Safe Mode. When doing the latter we can be very sure all stuff is removed.
My idea for now is to export your configuration then uninstall COmodo. Reboot when asked and run the clean up script in after reboot. When things are locked try the script in Safe Mode. Then install CIS again.
Sadly, I’m having the same problem once more. 0 attempts. But this time, CIS diagnostics says there is nothing wrong with the installation. This happened when I updated CIS yesterday, version 3.11. Or could it really be that I am not being intruded?
I have done so, and yes it is functioning. I have also tried clicking on the “0” intrusion attempts,the last attempt was August 29. (start of 0 attempts was on August 30) Should I re-install a fresh copy?
It’s funny, I’ve always found the opposite. I’ve been using Comodo for five months now and had never had a single intrustion attempt blocked until a week ago. I presumed it was normal not to get blocked intrusion attempts and that such things meant someone/something was actively trying to gain access so you can imagine what I thought when I suddenly started getting them every couple of seconds a week ago.
I still get one every couple of seconds now but haven’t been able to find out why it suddenly started or why it is continuing.
That can be caused by numerous things, can you tell us what traffic is blocked ?
Did you change anything on your network setup ? /router/switch/modem extra pc ?
Normally if your behind a router it will firewall most internet “noise” out.
If you are directly connected to the internet without a firewall you will notice an immediate increase of blocked traffic or alerts for incoming connections because of the “noise”.
“noise” is people with port scanners looking for vulnerable ports, infected machines with worms trying to spread, windows noise mainly on cable networks, etc etc…
No, I didn’t change the network configuration at all, I still use the same single laptop through the same external ADSL router so that should filter it all out. It can’t break in that way can it?
The blocked intrusions only happen when I start up a torrent programme (bottorrent or Vuze) and stop when I shut it down. This may seem obvious with P2P but it never happened before and I can’t remember anything specific changing on September 3rd. Or wasn’t there a Comodo update around then?
I don’t know what you mean by “ICMP errors type 3 code 3”, sorry.
Here’s a screenshot of the last lot of Firewall events but for fear of hijacking this thread there’s a separate thread I started on the subject on the front page called “Constant intrusion attempts” or similar and it’s got screenshots of rules and firewall events.
I’ve also noticed that the intrusion attempts are happening all the time now, even when bittorrent/Vuze have been shut down for hours. I don’t know whether it’s relevant or not but they all used to be UDB but now some, but only a few, are TCP.
If you look on the right side you see your internal network address 192.168.1.2 that in combination with the destination port staying the same suggests your torrent application was active on that port, it apparently now no longer is because the firewall can’t match the traffic against the application, and windows can’t either so it get’s delivered at the last resort the “Windows Operating System” and that get’s blocked by CIS and if is is not active blindly dropped by Windows OS.
If you have set your torrent application to a fixed port then that port will always be the same, if it’s dynamic the port number can vary and the logging can be even from a previous version because torrent client keep searching for your pc+port for a torrent you are no longer sharing…
But I use fixed ports for both Vuze and Bittorrent and neither of the ports I use are the 41435 which appears over and over again in the screenshot. However, I have had to change the port in the past so I may have used that one and it’s suddenly now looking for that port+pc combination. I’m worrying unnecessarily really I think.
It still doesn’t explain why it suddenly started happening a week ago after never having happened before though. Oh well, I’ll just ignore it then if it’s not dodgy.