I’m running Vista 64 bit Home Professional Service Pack 1, logged in as administrator and UAC is disabled
I haven’t been on my laptop for a couple weeks, and I’m running the free Comodo suite on it. I turned on the computer and it searched for (but didn’t find) a Windows update as well as performing a Comodo update. I noticed the comodo application agent had a big red X beside it, so I searched and found nothing recent to fix it. By the time all the updates had finished and I restarted my computer, I didn’t know what was really going on. Upon rebooting, I found that I could not launch any of my desktop or taskbar icons. I did a system restore to a point prior to the windows and comodo upgrades and my computer was working normally again. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling comodo a couple of times, as the full version and just the firewall and both times I had the same original problem, telling me it’s a comodo problem, not a windows problem.
The sequence of events was:
-Comodo downloaded/updated virus profiles
-I noticed the big red X by the Agent in the Summary page
-a suggestion I found was to turn Comodo off for a few seconds then back on- didn’t work
-a second suggestion was to re-install Comodo- I did this and upon completion, none of my programs would run
-system restore to point prior to reinstallation- programs worked again
- tried it a second time- same thing
-tried it a third time, this time just installing the firewall- same thing
I see the release notes for this latest version was supposed to fix this sort of problem, but where I didn’t have it before (unsure of the version i just updated from), I have it now. Any input would be appreciated. I don’t like my computer to be without a firewall, but there’s nothing else free that runs on 64 bit… ???