Because I’ve come to trust Comodo I did something I would never ordinarily do. I installed an upgrade immediately after it was released, and I didn’t thoroughly investigate it first.
Well, I’ve learnt my lesson (again). TRUST NO ONE - NO EXCEPTIONS.
I’ve never seen such a disastrous result after an installation, where the computer still booted up.
- Quick start tray disappeared
- System tray devoid of almost all applications that should be present
- Almost no applications would start: “Not a Valid Win32 Application”
- Repeatedly (I mean many dozens of times) asked to approve the same applications
- CPU usage 100% so really couldn’t do anything
- Couldn’t abort – couldn’t reboot.
- After almost an hour of approving the same applications over and over again I powered off the machine
- Still much the same after restart
- Couldn’t uninstall Comodo
The only way I was able to recover was to boot into Safe Mode and run a restore that pre-dated the Comodo installation by a couple of hours. Which raises the question: Why does Comodo not create a Restore Point prior to installation? That’s a fundamental oversight.
- Operating System: Windows XP SP2
- Internet connection type: Cable
- Logged in as: Administrator
- Anti-Virus: AVG
- Anti-Spyware: Webroot
- Other Applications: About a billion. I’ll forward a Belarc Advisor report to support if they want. I don’t know of anything else that does such a comprehensive report for no money.