I have an initial attempt at searching the forums for an answer to this (as well as hunting through the Comodo Firewall’s configuration).
ZoneAlarm (Pro at least ) has an option of setting an application as ‘frequently changes’ (or similar), which tells it that I know about the program, know that it is regularly updated, and that i don’t want to be hassled each time its CRC changes. Is there any way to do this in the Comodo Firewall? I’ll give 3 examples-
a) MMO’s (Everquest 2 comes to mind), where things change possibly every few days to a week as you patch and update (especially since they just released a new expansion)
b) Beta testing software(which I do a fair amount) - again, the software CRC can change quite often
c) (perhaps the most infuriating) I do at times write my own software, and yes, every build of an internet project, Comodo pops up asking for me to confirm its validity - Yet again.
Please can you tell me how (or implement if not yet possible) to mark a file (or folder contents) to be ignored re CRC changes? Would still be interested in knowing about port requests I haven’t authorised, but thats a separate issue.
Also, I’ve already told it about my local network via the Wizard, but why is it still complaining every time something tries to use the local loop (127.0.0.1)?
About the ‘Loopback’: Go into Security - Advanced - Miscellaneous - Do you have the ‘skip loopback’ (both UDP&TCP) checked or unchecked? If they are both checked, COMODO will no longer check the loopback.
I think that for your other problems you have several options to choose from:
Double-click on a rule you have already configured for this application (preferably the first one). Now go into the ‘Miscellaneous’ tab and mark ‘skip advanced security checks’. Click ‘OK’. You can also mark the ‘Allow invisible connection attempts’ if you feel you can trust this application.
Double-click on a rule you have already configured for this application (preferably the first one). As you look at the rule, you will see that the default is ‘Apply the following criteria’ (Just above the ‘General’ tab). Now mark ‘Allow all activities for this application’ and click ‘OK’.
Security - Tasks - Define a New Trusted Application. Here you can select an application which you would like to grant Full Internet Access rights. Remember that you should know the executable (you can browse for it through the ‘browse’ utility.