Serious problem with shared files-when Comodo firewall uninstalled

Hi, this is my first post here :slight_smile: I have to say that I use Comodo firewall at home and everything works fine as it should and I think that Comodo is first rate firewall.
But…yesterday I installed Comodo firewall at my company on computer that I work on just to show my cooworker how great CF is-the istallation went fine. I have NOD32 and Spysweeper installed on my computer at work-they were both running when I installed CF. Today I uninstalled it without problems, but then a problem started to present itself (both NOD32 and Spysweeper were running that time). I share some folders (just to explain:I established folder sharing in explorer when I got my computer with right mouse clicking on folders and then setting user rights to maximum-so he has total control over them) with my cooworker, and so he occassionally opens, copy, move etc. files around on this shared folders. The problem lies in opening files from within programs themself. For example: if he tries to open Autocad 2006 file in Autocad 2006 it says that it cant be opened beacuse he doesnt have authorization to access my files; but if he opens Word, Excell, Autocad 2006 etc. files, from within Explorer in Windows by twice clicking on files, the files open as they should in their coresponsive programs.

So now Im wondering if anyone can help me solve this problem, becasue I think CF changed something with user rights and sharing rights in Windows. Any help would be really appreciated.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that, wondows firewall still tells me that CG is off, although I already uninstalled it. It seems like some of CF may still be in the registry. Could this be the problem that CF still has some registry keys installed in the registry-so maybe this is causing problems with sharing files

Hi term3, welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

I can understand your concern, however, it is extremely unlikely that CFP has changed anything on your system, related either to the program activation via extension or the sharing/permissions subsystem.

The purpose of CFP is to evaluate the status of a ‘packet’ as it passes from your system to the network and vice versa. It is also responsible for making sure that only those applications you permit, have access to the network. It does not change the status/properties of shared folders, nor does it alter user defined permissions.

One thing to note. It is generally considered appropriate to disable any additional security products, such as AV and AS, when installing CFP, as they may adversely affect the installation procedure.

If you wish to ensure that CFP has been removed from the registry. open regedit and search for Comodo. remove any traces you may find and reboot.