Hi Gd Morning all,
I am really interested in using Comodo Personal Firewall for protection for my computer.
BUT i have a few questions regarding the functions of this firewall…thats why i started this thread and hope that the experts here can kindly ensure me regarding my questions before i install this firewall for my computer…And sorry in advance for my bad english as its not my main language.>.<
Basically, i am using a single computer at home WITHOUT any other network or computers connected to me…and i am using a Broadband Cable Modem. And my computer knowledge regarding those network rules settings is NIL…I am currently using the FREE version of Zone Alarm Firewall, which is very simple for me to understand…But after reading many positive comments from Wilders Forum, and great supports from this forum, i decided to give Comodo a try…but i am still concern about a few questions that i have for Comodo.
My Questions are:
I have read the user guide and forum’s FAQ and understand that we can install Comodo Firewall and use the “Default” settings and it WILL pass the leaktests. Is this true? Are the “Default” settings really protecting us?
During the installation, we need to install using the “Automatic Configuration” and after installed we need to scan for known applications right? And when Comodo scan finished, what are the “Default” rules for those known applications? Allow IN/OUT, Port=Any whenever i start the applications?
Or what? For example, “MS Internet Explorer”, let say after the scan, what IF i want “MS Internet Explorer” to ASK me everytime whenever it want access to the internet? Can it be done? If so how?
Do i need to set-up a “Zone” during installation as i am the ONLY computer here, no network or computers connected to me?
I always use my computer for Bitttorent + Online gaming (multiplayer game). As i have read from the FAQ here regarding "Opening A Port" for Bittorent / Online Gaming…My concern is:
Bitcomet Client → i will follow the guide here to “open a port for Bitcomet, say port 5000”
After adding the required rule following the guide here,
when i am using Bitcomet, port 5000 will be OPEN right?
And if i shut down Bitcomet, will port 5000 still be open?
And if Port 5000 is open when using, what IF a hacker happens to be attacking my port 5000?
What will happen? Will Comodo firewall BLOCK it? OR let it through since i have made a rule to open port 5000? Can Comodo ONLY open port 5000 for Bitcomet only? And any connection made to my computer targetting port 5000 are Allow through “Bitcomet” ONLY? And nothing else other than the files i am downloading using Bitcomet can get through port 5000?
The same question for Online gaming…What will happen if i open the port?
And IF let say, i don’t know what are the port that my online game use, HOW can I let my game connect out automatically while COMODO still protecting me???
*According to this thread,
Its stated under pandlouk’s post:,
[i]"It can be done by following the bittorent tuttorial
But for being sure that this port is accessed only by that specific application you must exlude this port on every other program rule. (It can be a very annoying and long process)[/i]
Does that mean that its impossible for Comodo to open port just for Bitcomet ONLY???
- Whenever there is a pop-up message asking for application permission for accessing the internet,
how long will the pop-up message stay on the screen? Will it stay on the screen and BLOCK it until i allow/deny it?
How about during Full-Screen gaming? Will the pop-out message brings me back to the desktop for answering the message?
As for the “Component Monitor”, the default is “Learning Mode” right?
Can I ALWAYS leave it at “Learning Mode” bcos i don’t know how to use them?
Is it still protecting me even if its on Learning Mode after a long time?
How about the "Application Behaviour Analysis? The default mode is ON but i dont know how to use it, will leaving it as “ON” mode, pop up any message asking me this and that? Or is it Auto?
Any known conflicts with other application? I am using Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0, any problems for the KAV’s build it “Proactive Defence”?
When a newer version is out, do we need to uninstall the old version first before installing the new version? OR the updates will AUTO update the version itself?
Sorry guys for the long post… (:TNG)
I just need to be 100% sure before i start using Comodo firewall…
And yea, from reading through the forum, you guys are really very friendly and helpful…
Thanks alot in advance (:AGL)