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July 7, 2010
10:20 PM
chinaguy
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I know a lot of users here use the comodo firewall and so I decided to try it. Unfortunately I cannot even get it installed. It keeps messing up when it is installing the kernel drivers. I am running it as administrator and have never had comodo on my system before so can't be leftover fragments as some people on their support forums have had. I am on the administrator account so can't be lack of permissions. I have disabled my antivirus while installing it and the problem still occurs. I have rebooted and no dice. Even tried a few of the other things on their forum that were suggested to no avail. I am on Windows seven pro. I have not yet tried disabling the windows firewall then installing it. Does anyone know if that would help? I do not think that is the problem though. A lot of peopl have been having problems with the comodo firewall install but it seems there are a lot of different problems going on. And all of them have the same error code pretty much, 1603. Which is basically just saying that a fatal error occured during the installation. And it doesn't give any particulars about what the error is or anything. I just do not know what to do about this. Have tried almost every single solution I have seen on their forum and none have worked. Have contacted their tech support and have not yet found a solution. I do have the log files that were created. But I don't know how I could share them with you guys here. It is driving me nuts… I feel like, I think it was Wheezer's, emoticon bashing my head in on the keyboard of the computer ConfusedYellYellYellYell.  If anyone know of a solution I would be very happy and grateful Smile.

July 7, 2010
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 Have you tried the compatibility feature?

Right-click on the install exe and choose Properties. Then go to the compatibility tab and check the run this program in compatibility mode option.

Try it and see what happens.

July 7, 2010
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It is compatible with windows 7 according to the site. And I do not really want to install a firewall in compatibility mode. Who knows what that would do to my computer.

July 7, 2010
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Ok. Maybe you could try a search on their forum: http://forums.comodo.com/

I doubt you're the only one with that issue, with some luck your answer might be in there…

July 7, 2010
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As I stated in my post there are a lot of other people who are having problems similar to this on their forum. I have tried almost every single solution I have seen there without results.

July 7, 2010
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Think about this before you take it to heart, because I'm so unsure of it that I almost didn't reply.

But it seems to me that I've heard time and time again that you can't install a new firewall if another one is already running. It'll cause problems if you can get the new one to install.

I could be confusing my thoughts with anti-virus intallations too.

You might want to check into that if you continue to have the problem. Sounds like you've already given the idea some thought, so that's why I'm mentioning it.

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July 8, 2010
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Comodo firewall has compatibility issues with many computers – I have never been able to get it to work properly. Not that I want to use it nor do I recommend it to anyone cause of potential privacy issues.

July 8, 2010
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Ashraf said:

Comodo firewall has compatibility issues with many computers – I have never been able to get it to work properly. Not that I want to use it nor do I recommend it to anyone cause of potential privacy issues.


 

What privacy issues do you mean Ashraf? I must admit I have only heard good things about them before but if possible privacy issues then maybe I do not want it. I know a lot of people think it is the best.

July 8, 2010
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Ashraf said:

Chinaguy,

Read http://dottech.org/tipsntricks…..nest/10032


I also did a search on this site and found a forum thread based on Comodo Products. I believe the thread name was "Comodo Firewall should really burn in a big fire"… somehting like that. There was a small rant saying how many of the dot.techies hated Comodo products since they screwed up their system many times. LoL… yep. I wonder how Comodo is going to make money like this… what Comodo is doing right now is very unethical. Not good at all.
July 8, 2010
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Okay thanks guys. Although I am not really worried about any information I have that they might collect, this combined with the fact that I am having problems installing it have sent me to online armor. Since they seem to have done quite well in the Matousec testing. I just used it before and it seemed like it had way too many pop-ups.

July 9, 2010
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Hi Ashraf

I can't believe it's taken me so long to join your site !!! :o)

Anyway – I'm here to say that I'm actually REALLY HAPPY with COMODO Internet Security & I have been for a couple of years.

I admit it does have a couple of issues BUT these can easily be worked around. I've found that running the "Defence+" system can seriously slow my Laptops down & I use Avast Anti-Virus for LIVE protection & have the COMODO Anti-Virus as a backup & weekly scans. This is because COMODO AntiVirus has a high Faulse-Positive count. IF Avast AGREES with COMODO – I know it's an infect – otherwise I submit as a Faulse Positive ( an excellent feature ) or an exclusion. Instead of "Defence+" – I run PC Tools "Firewall Plus" which runs much lighter. As a result of thi combo – I'm very happy with the outcome :o)

 


I'm running Win 7 on 1 PC & 1 Laptop & XP Pro SP2 ( with Win 7 GUI Transform Pack ) on another PC & 2 other Laptops – They ALL run COMODO I.S. perfectly & I really can't understand what would be causing your trouble 'coz it's not something I've come across & I install COMODO on EVERY MACHINE I work on !!!! I'd be interested to find out where the clash is occurring.


 

I also use several of the other COMODO softwares including System Cleaner & the best bit is ALL of the programs I get from them ARE FREE !!!!!!! . . . Who doesn't like FREE ??? :o)

                                          Cheers for now m8


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July 9, 2010
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Avast is a great AV program, but it has a somewhat "slow" scanning rate. But it's still not bad!

 

Comodo in the other hand has privacy issues. If you read their privacy statement, it states how they have the right to collect the data usage of their products. What's worst is that there aren't any "no" option to it.

 

Read this: /freeware-reviews/16621

 

Comodo isn't BEAST… in my opinion that is. Probably to many other techies around here. In fact, a lot of us hates Comodo. Personally, I never tried Comodo products before, but since a lot of people are saying it sucks that much, I decided not to go for it. :)

 

Mind if I suggest you Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware? It's a great AV program specialized in detecting malware! It's free… but some extra features are for the paid version only.

 

I hope that helped!

 

~Joji~

July 9, 2010
7:10 PM
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@Macs-PC: Well I am glad you enjoy Comodo, but I know I don't – too many bad experiences and unanswered questions.

@Lascannon: Avast does not have slow scanning at all… the speed results posted in my comparative review where just plain wrong.

July 9, 2010
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The magazine/online articles never lie.
Link: http://www.maximumpc.com/artic…..t_security

"But for all of Avast!’s improvements, it’s still saddled with the slowest scan engine of the bunch, taking twice as long to scan our test bed as the next-slowest security suite."

http://www.maximumpc.com/artic…..l?page=0,2 shows the benchmarks and all that.

 

What do you think?

July 10, 2010
12:45 AM
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Raymond.CC (http://www.raymond.cc/blog/) is doing a big comparison of anti virus programs (blog post http://www.raymond.cc/blog/arc…..k-is-here/,

results page http://www.raymond.cc/antiviru…..ndex.html). It seems to be very

comprehensive :-)  [note: tests are  being run on the 'default' setting for each AV]

 

looking at it, Avast! seems to be faster than most of the others (3rd quickest on the first full scan, 7th on the second full scan)

 

personally speaking, I used Avast! (free version) to replace AVG (free) on a older (slower) computer and while I haven't taken notice of the scan times (it's not the one I use), it does not affect/slow down that computer as much as AVG did while scanning (ie: no more complaints about how that computer slows down when the scanner was running).

 

I did the same on a not-so-old computer that I do use and the scan times don't seem that bad (i'd say they are faster then when that computer had AVG Free on it).

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July 10, 2010
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@Lascannon: I don't lie either. (Okay, I try not to lie.) I can vouch that avast! scanned my computer as fast as Avira, if not faster.

July 10, 2010
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@Ashraf

Yes I understand that very well… of coarse you don't lie. You never lie. When was the last time you lied? Never. Exactly.

 

The magazines on one of my issues' said the newest version of AVG is terrific, but the downside is its 24 secound add time when the system boots.

July 10, 2010
6:34 PM
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@Lascannon: To be honest, benchmarks are always weird. Person A may get one result but person B will get something else; this is especially the case with security software. It all varys depending on how the benchmark was conducted, the computer specs, computer files, etc.

July 10, 2010
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Maybe I should post their computer specs next time then… thanks for the reply Ashraf.

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