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FYI issues with Comodo V2.4 or V3.0

By jobeard
Jan 29, 2008
  1. V 2.4 started crashing BSOD cmdmon.sys+7e2
    googling I found there is an update -- basically v 3.0.15.277​

    Installing V3,
    I ran into BSOD inspect+c3df on the first tcp packet --- grrrr.

    The Uninstaller for V3 is broken and leaves bits in the registry --
    there's a google fix for that too.
    (hint: regedit can't delete the entries --- locked)​

    I've regressed to V 2.4 to get some sanity in my life.

    Caveat Emptor.

    btw: if you have custom network rules in V2.4, you can Export them from
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Software\Comodo\Personal Firewall\NetCtrl\Rules
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    I have read about this issue quite a bit on the net. Many people use either version without issue, but quite a few run into the very same driver problem as you have experienced.

    Have you considered Online Armor's free version? It is receiving the highest rating.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 9,348   +622

    Well, I'm a long time user of Comodo V2.4 and extremely satisfied with it --
    until two days ago. Since then I've had two BSODs both on the cmdmon.sys.

    The BSOD w/V3 update was instantly.

    I've regressed hoping that reloading cmdcom.sys will resolve the issue.

    I will take a look at your suggestion :)
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 9,348   +622

    off topic

    Having looked at the product site, I have personal issues with that product.

    begin rant:
    (forgive me; my prior engineering experience is biased here AND we're ( I am ) going way off topic).

    A good product should to ONE thing well instead of trying to be the one-shoe-fits-all
    security solution. We (engineers) call that over engineering the solution.
    The primary edict for R&D is the primitive engineering guidelines:
    1. the implementation must be sufficient to effect the goal
    2. AND contain only necessary content to make it work

    Btw: the product features are enumerated here

    A good firewall does not need (imo should not contain) an IDS (Intrusion Detection System) feature.
    Neither should it contain the AV feature. If it is bloated with extra 'features', then it
    should be configurable to exclude everything to the point of being useless
    (ie avoiding all features means runs nothing). Sure that's absurd, but the point is
    the USER should be able to choice what is running and not have it forced upon him/her.

    I've been running AVG 7.5 on my laptop and the darn thing wants to scan the HD
    every time I boot -- how wasteful! So I've disabled Real Time Scanning and perform
    this manually when I'm ready to do so -- certainly NOT when I'm on battery
    power at some hotspot and need to conserve power.

    The product appears to be headed into the abyss that Norton Internet Security Suite took
    and which generated the well know BLOAT WARE tag (and conflicts) with other products.
    end rant

    Don't get me wrong -- I love to see good products succeed and this may be one of them.
    Personally, (as said several times elsewhere) I'm a minimalist and run a tight ship.

    There's no simple solution to the Internet Security problem and (imo) all players are welcome. :)
     
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