I’ve noticed that in older versions of CF it showed alerts when a program tried to access the internet via piggy backing a ride on IE.
Lets say i install application A and then decide that i do not wish to let application A acess the internet by blocking it in CF.
Now when i start IE which of course i DO want to acess the internet, sometimes another application tries to piggy back a ride with IE to get to the internet, now CF pops up an alert telling me that application A is attempting to acess the net via IE (which is great) but if i do not allow application A it also stops IE from accessing the internet too, now i never had this problem before with any firewall once a program was blocked it would stop it piggy backing a ride in IE without also blocking IE if you see what i mean.
For this reason i have returned to ZA and am wondering if the new version (released this month) has solved that problem.
It’s a known issue. When COMODO thinks that IE is being attacked, it blocks Internet access. Restarting IE restores that, because the browser will start a new session and the ‘attacker’ will be out of its memory space.
I’m not a COMODO official, so I can’t make any promises here. The only thing I know is that the next version will solve the problem from what I understand.
I hope this can be of some comfort: it’s been two weeks now that I last saw this type of messages. If you block, you HAVE to restart your browser. I you allow you will have the best chance of the message not appearing again…
thanks, I will wait for the next version. Actually re-starting the browser was not effective. I had to go into comodo and delete the offending application trying to piggy back on the browser, then re-start the browser. But that doesn’t always work. Sometimes an application is very insistent. Also, if I did manage to succeed, when I used the offending app again by itself, it lurked out there again til I fired up the browser and then the whole problem resurfaced.