Based on a tip from a trusted friend, I downloaded Comodo Firewall and installed it yesterday. I had totally removed Zone Alarm Pro which I had used for more than 5 years. It was getting too bloated and slowed theboot process too much.
I had no trouble installing Comodo and registering it. Iwas vary favorably impressed with its speed and learning ability. I worked with it for several hours. But, then came the “deal breaker.”
I had grown very dependent on Zone Alarm’s animated icon in the system try that tells me what is going on regarding my Internet connection. Stuff coming down (green) and stuff going up (red) - or, nothing. This is important to me in that it tells me if my Internet connection is working or it needs to be recycled because of a dynamic IP change. It also tells me if things are crowded - nothing happens with that icon - so I don’t waste my time waiting.
OK - the Comodo Launchpad icon is in the tray - but it tells me nothing. It is like flying blind, and I can’t live with that. So, I uninstalled Comodo, and put in the basic Zone Alarm (Free, not Pro) and free breathing is restored.
So, take this as a positive suggestion. If and when you get an animated Internet activity icon for Launchpad - let me know and I will go back to Comodo.