I was looking forward to installing this when the message popped up “Comodo 3 is ready to install” - but I’ve had no end of problems with it and suffice to say this was NOT ready for release into the wild and I’m thoroughly disappointed it got that far.
The Defense+ is utterly bugged. It stresses the CPU to 100% and no one really seems to know why. Apparently some say it’s because it’s in the first stages of learning mode on its first install. but 20 minutes to do this and never stopped until I stopped it?? And hogging up ALL my resources??
Following the install it ■■■■■■■ up my Task Manager window removing all menu options, the border, and removed the title name for every window - i.e. My Computer, Program files etc didn’t show up in the top left area of the window - god only knows why because no else seems to.
System Freezes. Good grief and there came no end of them! After un-installing V3 completely, this completely solved it - I reinstalled V2, ran a Virus check, Spy check, and Registry clean. Now my system is back to its smooth operations.
Within 10 minutes Comodo reported it had blocked 2000 intrusions and this number was climbing every second. It was causing my hard drive to go nuts with all the intrusions logging! I’ve explained this problem in detail elsewhere in the Forum, which I haven’t received an answer for for some time and I wasn’t prepared to put up with V3 much longer!
Now, I’m back to V2, and I’m happy. It does its job and does it well. When I see the cries for HELP! die down, start hearing more positive reviews, then I’ll consider V3 again - but this was a bad start for Comodo and I’ve lost some faith in anything beyond the WORKING version.
What antivirus and antispyware did you use to check your system? I’ve experienced problems with trojans which were blocked by the firewall, but not detected by the AV and AS I was using at the time. This almost froze the machine because the trojan would continuously attempt to establish an outbound connection and the firewall would continuously block it. You may want to check your machine using multiple AV and AS applications.
System regularly cleaned with: CCleaner, Eraser, Regcleaner.
And I could list a number of other common sense defenses that are in place, but it’s irrelevant.
What you are saying could be considered somewhat valid, if even one of these problems existed before installing V3. Removing V3 and reinstalling V2 eliminated all of these problems. Unless, you’re suggesting that an ultra stealthy Trojan awaited the install of Comodo 3 and was set to play havoc with my machine when I did so.
V3 is simply a fractured Beta release. I’m not suggesting you’re doing this, given the context of your post, but there seems to a sweeping reply to peoples issues with V3, and most of them blaming Trojans with little else to add when it’s proved a “Trojan” isn’t the culprit.
Sorry, didn’t mean to blame your system. I was just trying to think of what could cause a stream of alerts such as you experienced. I’m using CFP v3 with AVG Free and Spyware Terminator, and so far they are all getting along.
none of the temp fixes applies to my issues/problems, so i uninstalled and figure my grief was over, now windows reports its still on, but i reinstalled V3 and am going to work with it instead of against it
Ver 3 of the firewall also gave me problems, it made my computer unusable and my Pc kept hanging during bootup or BSOD or freezing during loading of the desktop.
I have a suggestion for you though that i noticed when i installed Ver. 2.4 back.
Install 2.4 back and then shutdown the firewall from the taskbar, an icon will pop up saying you have no firewall enabled then, then just uninstall 2.4 if you don’t want it, that should sort that prob out with windows still showing firewall enabled when none is