Hello, I’m new to this forum.
I didn’t know in which section of the forum I should post this topic, but I went for this one, as this the one that seems least unfit. Please move the thread if it fits better somewhere else.
I do not yet use the Comodo firewall (though I use BoClean), as I have Vista, and when I checked multiple times earlier in 2007, it was stated that it will come later. I signed up to have an e-mail sent to me once the Vista version was finished, and didn’t think much more about it. No e-mail came into my inbox, and by some twist of fate I revisited the Comodo site today, and found out that I was almost two months behind.
I’m gonna download and install the Comodo firewall, just want to scan with some malware scanners before, so to make sure my computer is as clean as possible when I install this new firewall. Or maybe that is not needed?
Now on to something more serious. I downloaded the CPIL Suite to test my current firewall, to see what it could stand up to. After a a relatively long while (though still running the program), the explorer stopped responding, it also stated Microsoft Windows stopped responding, though the computer appeared to avoid a major crash. Still, I restarted the computer. Then when I had restarted and surfed for a while, the computer had a freeze crash, which meant I had to restart it the harsh way.
So in the wake of the latest computer problems, I would like to know if those test files change the computer files (like the explorer) in any way. The information text said it would be doing something to the explorer to try and see if the firewall resisted the exploit techniques. Especially considering freeze crashes, which were a problem (occurred every two or three week or so) when the computer was new, but which I haven’t had for months before this latest event.
As for the rationale behind Comodo creating free firewall and other security-related products, I certainly hopes that it pays off, not the least because of instinctual self-preservation I’m full aware of that Comodo doesn’t run a charity, and if this activity doesn’t pay off (or pay off less than expected), then Comodo might (understandably) cease to do it.
I hope I didn’t forget anything.