Though I probably shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, I am frustrated and furious all the s same.
I have updated to MS IE7 as soon as I could to spare myself from the curses of MS IE6 end even though it called beta by MS, it is far better than the v6 release -not that I use MS IE7 much either, unless there’s a site that, for some stupid reason, must be accessed by MS IE, I use either Firefox or Opera.
Now… Here I am, having downloaded and setup the much touted Comodo Firewall… I have tried to register more than a dozen times. It fails. fails with a stupid miserable cryptic meaningless message: “An error has occured. Error -2146697211: Unknown error, please contact support”
Later on, after digging the forums, I find out that Comodo, a security software depends on MS IE6 for registration. Obviously, it doesn’t need MS IE to talk to Internet, because, it can check for upgrades etc.
But it depends on MS IE6 for registration…
I wonder why? It isn’t really a rocket science to do https protocol without MS IE6; so why exactly does Comodo depend on MS IE6 for registration?
What information is being exchanged?
What is it that MS IE6 can do but Firefox or Opera can not?
These are some questions that are making me rather uneasy. Not because I don’t trust Comodo people, but I am finding it hard to trust their judgement. Which, of course, an indirect way of not being able to trust Comodo.
I mean, is it really that tough to check for installed MS IE, or simply bypass the dependency, or even squirt a better and more meaningful error message.
Apaprently yes. You have wasted so much of my time, it’s unbelievable.
And, I am not unistalling MS IE7 and reinstalling MS IE6 just because your capricious desires demand it.