Oh, Red, I’m sorry this is plaguing you. Welcome to the whole “OLE Issue.” At times like this, I wish I were a programmer in the security area, so that I could better understand and explain what’s going on. I don’t have a good answer for you, I’m afraid.
What I can tell you is that it relates to the way the softwares interact, and how CPF/CFP monitors & reports on them. Comodo took some steps towards a “resolution” with v 220.127.116.11; I have seen some improvement with it, as have others. Obviously, it’s not completely “resolved.”
Comodo knows something we don’t know, and so far, I don’t think they’ve been able to explain that in a way we (the users) can understand and accept. I think they understand what our issue is (tho I could be wrong), but seem to see it more as a popup issue than a functionality issue. They continue to state that it’s a feature; we continue to state that it’s a bug.
I continue to report everything I can on it, to help clarify the issue to them (from the user perspective) so that some resolution/compromise can be reached. Obviously, we don’t want to reduce the security/protection offered. Obviously, we don’t want to have to close applications, reboot, etc to continue to surf.
I have personally had a lot of success by creating block rules for every application (if I don’t want it to connect…). It’s not 100%, but I’d say I get probably 90 - 95% out of it. If you can find an executable for the mouse, perhaps add that to the App Monitor, Skip the parent, and Block. Reboot. If you can’t find an .exe for it, you might try adding the .dll or whatever component the driver is connecting with (if you can find it in the logs, etc); I’ve never tried anything but an .exe in the App Monitor, so I don’t know if it’ll work or not.
To stop the annoyance, you can go to Security/Advanced/Application Behavior Analysis, and uncheck the boxes for “Monitor Window Messages” and “Monitor COM/OLE Automation Attempts.” OK. Reboot. This will stop CPF from watching over those things. Obviously, this reduces your security, so that’s something you would have to decide. Depending on how crazy it makes you (sounds like your “crazy” factor might be rising…) it might be a worthwhile risk for the sake of sanity.
PS: I moved the topic from Feedback/Comments to here, as it seemed we were more in an active “fix the problem” mode than a rant & rave. This is not to detract from your rant & rave mode in any way. ;D If you search for “OLE” you will find plenty of ranting & raving, and you’re certainly welcome to contribute therein…