I have struggled for many months updating Comodo Firewall on a number of Windows XP computers from version 3.0.
On each a message came saying that updates were ready to install. I clicked requesting installation and it started downloading but partway through a message came up that the download was corrupted. Despite numerous attempts the same “corruption” has failed to install an update on several PCs.
I have then tried downloading the latest version from Comodo’s website. Installation then apparently proceeded normally but partway though it says a reboot required. After the reboot it continued for a few minutes but then another reboot needed. Then repeating this for reboot after reboot each time the installation apparently progressed a tiny percentage. On a particular PC I have here this rebooting ■■■■ has carried on for nearly 2 hours and I simply can’t get past the 99% complete mark.
What do I have to do to update my version 3.0 firewalls on Windows XP? Will the rebooting ■■■■ carry on for hours yet?
No, I didn’t uninstall v2. My updating problem is very old. Over the years I had warning messages saying that updates were available. Each time I followed Comodo’s suggested update offer but frequently the updates failed to install. I suspect that I passed through this way via whatever intermediate versions were published since my v2. I had assumed that if Comodo displayed a message saying updates were available and “click here to install them” it wouldn’t be necessary to uninstall the previous version.
As recommended, I did an uninstall using Revo followed by the Uninstaller Tool for CIS. The install of the new version then worked fine on my first PC. The mystery for me is why Comodo put out messages that updates are available to install just by clicking their link. That’s where things went badly wrong as it suggested to me that no explicit uninstall was required.
Thanks again - now all I have to do is to go back to another few PCs and repeat the upgrade procedure!