I’ve been setting up a new computer running Windows Vista 64 bit Ultimate with SP1 and wanted to install Comodo as its firewall. First I just installed it, but noticed it giving me blue screens or reboot times of about 15 mins when I rebooted.
To make sure it worked I eventually did the following things:
Uninstalled Comodo, but noticed it didn’t completely uninstall (Security Center still showed it as an active firewall)
Used system recovery to a point before ever touching CFP
Disabled Windows Firewall
Made sure my system was clean
Rebooted right after the install
But still the long boot times…
Now i know it is conflicting with something because it works after the long boot times, but sometimes my taskbar completely freezes or the computer gets really slow (and trust me, it isn’t :P). After a reboot it always takes ages to load vista. I’ve also tried disabling IEC to no effect.
Oh and I googled and searched about everything (including this forum) and haven’t found a solution yet.
So if anyone has any ideas/solutions please help.
(for future reference the installed version was 126.96.36.1998 64 bit Vista/XP)
Try downloading a copy of process explorer. When you run it, there is a column you can display that shows the load time of each process. Click on the top of the column to sort the entries that way. You should be able to see where the long delays in the loading time occur.
I’ve tried using procexp64.exe as you suggested but I can’t run it on boot and when the desktop crashes everything crashes with it :S. But i managed to find out that when i permanently deactivatie Defense+ under Defense+ settings everything works like a charm. So I reactivated and disabled all the other options under Defense+ one at a time. When I was done, so I practically gave Defense+ nothing to do, the long boot times were still there. So the mere fact of Defense+ being active with nothing to do causes the long boot times. I don’t know if this helps anything at all but at least the firewall works.
System: Vista Bussines 64-bit (Polish), Windows Defender active, Windows Firewall active, NOD32 3.0. System booy to login screen about 1 minute, system desktop after login aboute 10 seconds and system logout and close about 1 minute.
After installing Comodo Firewall 3.0.21 64-bit, NOD32 still active, status of Windows Firewall and Windows Defender was not checked, I expected that they are disabled by Comodo if needed. And the times: boot about 2 minutes, login about 10 minutes, logout and close about 10 minutes. E8200 @ 3.2G + 8G RAM on X38, so system at work was usable but slower thanwithout comodo. I’ve deinstalled CFP and now is ok…
I have also the very same problems. I installed Comodo CFP 188.8.131.528 on an almost clean and fully updated (including SP1) Vista64 Business UK edition. It’s an Asus P5E, 4 gb RAM, Intel E8500 and ATI 3870 graphics.
The booting to the password screen is almsot normal, then logging is takes about 10 minutes (there is a lot of harddisk accessing going on during that time). The desktop works normal and I could work with it and when I tried to reboot it took well over 3 minutes before there was a message some tasks were still running, including the Taskmanager. Basicly Windows was trying to close the apps in the dock on the right side. It then asked me what to do with these still open apps. After 1 minute it went to the logging off screen.
Second boot was the same so my only option is to deinstall it and use the Windows Firewall again ):
Exact same problem here. Latest version of CPF 3 with D+, vista sp1 takes like 15 min to log in and 15 min to shut down. Random system freeze.
When I remove CPF, everything runs smooth.
I tried disabling UAC, Windows defender,… nothing helps…
I was running CPF 3 without any problems a few weeks ago, when it suddenly started doing this. Must be a comodo update issue, since I didn’t change anything to my system (not even a windows update).
Could you comodo devs please have a look at this problem ? thank you !
On the other hand, as I noted in another thread here, I have Windows XP SP2 and have the same problem. It was suggested to put both Firewall and Defense+ into training mode and reboot. The long (30-second) welcome screen went away, but the few apps I have starting at bootup are still taking inordinately long to launch, over an entire minute or two, much longer than they did before Comodo was installed.
I’m having the same problem on a MS Vista Home Premium 32bit machine. I read in an (old) post, that this could be a Comodo - AVAST Antivirus thing.
“One warning for users of Windows Vista and Avast! anti-virus, there seems to be a conflict between Avast! and Comodo, leading to long start-up times in Windows Vista. Updating to the newest version of Avast! before installing Comodo can help this problem, but it is still unresolved. Fear not - the program has only been in final release for a day - we’re confident the conflict will be resolved quickly, but until then, you might want to wait on Comodo Pro Firewall 3. For everyone else, if you are still using the Windows Firewall (or worse, no firewall at all), we recommend giving Comodo a try.”