win xp sp3
CIS only firewall ( without defense + and leak protection) is installed.
Avast 4.8 Home.
It has started happining frequntly ,
when you click on firewall GUi it says there is problem with defense run diagnostic.
On running Diagonstic every thing is OK recieved.
you can not find cmdagent in process by running taskmanager.
when you check services it is listed as Automatic and Started, however not present in task manager.
going to program folder and double clicking on it also does not starts it( ie appears in task manager)
This problem is solved if you reinstall the program but returns after sometimes.
error control for cmdagent.exe is (1)
i had run chkdsk to check for file system error nothing found.
Question is, is cmdagent really required for functioning of Firewall i.e if it is not starting can it be be safly ignored and we can be sure that firewall is working without any trouble.
As I have found that this service is failing to start frequntly
Any help from enlighted members is highly welcomed.
Thanks to every Body in Advance.