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hectorbustnuts 
31/5/08 1:41:04 PM
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I've only just installed this program as a firewall after a Windows reinstall...and I'm still trying to wrap my head around it, so forgive me if this is a noob question.

Is there a way to show all programs, and their allow/disallow status?

I've got a feeling that it is blocking Firefox, as I can access the net with IE no problems, but Firefox cannot access a thing.

Any help would be groovy!

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bowiee 
1/6/08 12:11:54 AM
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Check the help file in comodo, but it should be under "computer security policy".

Computer Security Policy
The Computer Security Policy area allows the user to view, manage and edit the Defense+ security policies that apply to
applications.
The first column, 'Application Name', displays a list of the applications on your system for which a security policy has
been deployed. If the application belongs to a file group, then all member applications assume the security policy of the
file group. The second column, 'Treat as', column displays the name of the security policy assigned to the application or
group of applications in column one.


But IMHO comodo is to technical for it's own good. If you are running xp then try ashampoo free firewall it is simple to configure and works just as well as any other firewall out there.

You can simply change program permissions under "rules"

http://www2.ashampoo.com/webcache/html/1/product_2_0050__.htm

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kolekta 
14/7/08 9:27:19 AM
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comodo is a good firewall, I've been using it for around 2yrs, with no problems.
too technical?
scratches head, why do you say that? I haven't had to do anything that's at all technical with it in that time, just leave it.

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Quazar 
14/7/08 12:04:38 PM
Journeyman

Try defining Firefox as a new trusted application.

Open Comodo, select the firewall tab, click define new trusted application, browse to firefox.exe. This has worked for me when application haven't been able to access the net in the past.

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bowiee 
14/7/08 12:28:46 PM
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Quote by kolekta
comodo is a good firewall, I've been using it for around 2yrs, with no problems.
too technical?
scratches head, why do you say that? I haven't had to do anything that's at all technical with it in that time, just leave it.



I just found, for me anyway, that comodo is to finicky. Ashampoo is a set and forget firewall. As a program try's to access the net it asks once only,tell it yes or no and that's it, no further configuration needed.

I found that it constantly asks for permissions when installing or uninstalling software. In vista it's like another UAC.

I just want a firewall that sits there and blocks in coming and out going,and asks me once only which programs can connect or not.

I think it try's to do to much, it even has a spyware scanner and I already have several of those.

So in summing up I don't recommend it for my noob customers as all those pop up's would panic the hell out of them lol.

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g0t.w00t? 
17/7/08 9:51:05 AM
Titan

Quote by bowiee
Quote by kolekta
comodo is a good firewall, I've been using it for around 2yrs, with no problems.
too technical?
scratches head, why do you say that? I haven't had to do anything that's at all technical with it in that time, just leave it.



I just found, for me anyway, that comodo is to finicky. Ashampoo is a set and forget firewall. As a program try's to access the net it asks once only,tell it yes or no and that's it, no further configuration needed.

I found that it constantly asks for permissions when installing or uninstalling software. In vista it's like another UAC.

I just want a firewall that sits there and blocks in coming and out going,and asks me once only which programs can connect or not.

I think it try's to do to much, it even has a spyware scanner and I already have several of those.

So in summing up I don't recommend it for my noob customers as all those pop up's would panic the hell out of them lol.



The pop-ups are exactly why i don't use comodo. i prefer my firewall to ask me ONCE whether a program is allowed, not once for EVERY time the program does something.

For non-vista machines i recommend Sygate Personal Firewall.

Vista? I am still using the windows one, as i have yet to find something with similar complexity to sygate (i like having a lot of settings to play with, cause it lets me set the firewall up just right.)

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greycat 
20/7/08 4:30:41 PM
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Quote by bowiee
I found that it constantly asks for permissions when installing or uninstalling software. In vista it's like another UAC.



When you're installing or uninstalling something and a Comodo (the latest version, that is) popup appears, you can choose to switch to "installer" mode which gets rid of the popups for that process. :)

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bowiee 
20/7/08 5:59:33 PM
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Yea I know then it keeps nagging you to go back to normal mode. As I said it try's to do to much.

I (and others) just wanted a firewall to shut up and do it's job, IE: ask me once only can a program connect or not.

I don't need a firewall to monitor,and then insist on permission for me to run/install/uninstall a program, and then having to tell it to go to install mode, to stop it nagging me for every reg change.

To much stuffing around IMHO. ;)

EDIT: By the way I am not saying it is a bad firewall, just that it try's to do to much, and it is not really a firewall I would pick for any of my noob customers.


Edited by bowiee: 20/7/2008 06:16:49 PM

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greycat 
20/7/08 7:26:15 PM
Guru

I haven't seen it nagging, it only asks when the installation is complete.

I agree it's not for noobs, though! When I first started using an older version it confused the heck out of me.

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bowiee 
20/7/08 8:40:43 PM
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It nagged the hell out of me during installs, until I told it to go to installer mode. Then it nagged the hell out of me to get out of installer mode lol.

I will wait until ashampoo make a vista compatible version of their firewall.

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greycat 
20/7/08 9:42:40 PM
Guru

Is the vista version in the works? Finding a good Vista-compatible firewall is tricky.

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bowiee 
20/7/08 10:46:04 PM
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Well they told me in an email, after I asked the same question, that yes it is in the works but they also gave the impression it was low on their priority list :(

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greycat 
21/7/08 4:53:21 PM
Guru

That's kind of a shame. I'll keep my eyes peeled for it though. :)

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