Not sure if I’m correct, here. This is in regards to the free Comodo Firewall for Windows 10. The Comodo version number is 126.96.36.19998 which seems also to be the latest update for the CIS suite. Windows is up to date.
If I recall correctly, I was offered to activate Website Filtering with the latest update and probably did. Going by my memory, this was about one or two weeks ago, close enough to the release date of 188.8.131.5298
Website filtering doesn’t seem to be a new feature, but I don’t think I had it activated in the past . So this might have to do something with the update or Website Filtering in general. However, I wouldn’t swear on my memory regarding any of these things. Could be I was prompted to activate a similar feature etc.
Recently, I noticed that websites loaded more slowly and some didn’t load the first time at all, but only when refreshed. Didn’t make a connection to the Comodo update at first, suspected something like a DNS issue because the delay was at the very start, but today the problems were pretty noticeable and I had some time. Remembered the update and took a look at Comodo. Deactivated Website Filtering. Bingo. All sites immediately loaded without delay and for the first time again. Experienced the slowdown with Chrome and Firefox.
Now this could be a coincidence, because activating Website Filtering again doesn’t cause the same delay immediately and I haven’t set up any rules myself, but so far I’m pretty confident that there’s a causal link, here, and something connected to Website Filtering threw a spanner in the works.