Can someone tell me, in really simple terms, what I need to do so that half the websites I visit don’t get blocked? It seems to be anything that isn’t on port 80, by the looks of it and they are blocked in all browsers (that is, Firefox, Opera, IE) .
To test, I tried adding an allow ‘any’ rule for a particular destination port for a particular website I wanted to try and access, and asked it to log any attempts - and sure enough, it logged that it was allowing it because of that rule in the log… and blocked it anyway. Without that or any other related rule, the log doesn’t register why it’s disallowing it, so doesn’t give me a clue as to what other rule might be an issue. Though as far as I’m concerned, it can’t be one of my own rules causing the problem, because it displays exactly the same symptoms from a fresh install.
If I turn on ‘allow all’ then the problem websites displays straight away every time, so I assumed it must relate to a rule somewhere - but here’s the thing… if I have the Security level set to ‘custom’ and refresh the same problematic page, say, 10 times, it MIGHT display once. Which actually doesn’t give me a lot of faith in Comodo, to be honest. If it’s down to a rule, why would it apply only sometimes?
I was pleased to find such a fully featured free firewall solution, initially, but I have to say from my experience so far it’s just too difficult to use.
Sorry if this has been covered before, but frankly I’ve spent like two hours on this website trawling forums etc for an answer and trying various stuff to no avail, just so I can try and browse the web normally.