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  1. #1
    John
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    Comodo Firewall

    Comodo used to prompt me all the time to allow programs to operate.
    Now it seems never to prompt.
    Is there a way to test if it's doing its job?


  2. #2
    Geoff Smith
    Guest

    Re: Comodo Firewall

    In article <5weul.3390$Lr6.1057@flpi143.ffdc.sbc.com>,
    John@ihatespam.com says...
    >
    > Comodo used to prompt me all the time to allow programs to operate.
    > Now it seems never to prompt.
    > Is there a way to test if it's doing its job?


    That's exactly what it's supposed to do. It's supposed to learn over
    time and become more silent.

    If you want to test it, install a new piece of software that you trust
    (maybe a second or third web browser like Firefox, Opera, or Avant). The
    first time you run it, it should ask permission to run and to connect to
    the internet. If it asks, it's doing its job.

    Check the ShieldsUp! service at grc.com to make sure the firewall is
    working properly.

  3. #3
    1PW
    Guest

    Re: Comodo Firewall

    On 03/12/2009 01:48 PM, John sent:
    > Comodo used to prompt me all the time to allow programs to operate. Now
    > it seems never to prompt. Is there a way to test if it's doing its job?


    Hello John:

    Sometimes Comodo gets switched to training mode and forgotten.

    System Tray > Right Click: COMODO Firewall > Mouse over: Firewall
    Security Level /and/ Defense + Security Level

    If "Training Mode" is checked, that's why things may be quite.

    HTH

    Pete
    --
    1PW @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

  4. #4
    Root Kit
    Guest

    Re: Comodo Firewall

    On Fri, 13 Mar 2009 01:19:22 +0200, Geoff Smith <geoff915@yahoo.com>
    wrote:


    >If you want to test it, install a new piece of software that you trust
    >(maybe a second or third web browser like Firefox, Opera, or Avant). The
    >first time you run it, it should ask permission to run and to connect to
    >the internet.


    >If it asks, it's doing its job.


    Correction: If it asks, all it means is, that the superfluous feature
    of alerting you about software you trust in order to give you a nice
    warm feeling of being in control is active.

    To test if it actually does it's job is a completely different ball
    game.

    >Check the ShieldsUp! service at grc.com to make sure the firewall is
    >working properly.


    Oh, please...

  5. #5
    Lie Ryan
    Guest

    Re: Comodo Firewall

    Root Kit wrote:
    > On Fri, 13 Mar 2009 01:19:22 +0200, Geoff Smith <geoff915@yahoo.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >> If you want to test it, install a new piece of software that you trust
    >> (maybe a second or third web browser like Firefox, Opera, or Avant). The
    >> first time you run it, it should ask permission to run and to connect to
    >> the internet.

    >
    >> If it asks, it's doing its job.

    >
    > Correction: If it asks, all it means is, that the superfluous feature
    > of alerting you about software you trust in order to give you a nice
    > warm feeling of being in control is active.


    You cut out the context too much, but what he was trying to say was if
    the firewall asks about the newly installed program (i.e. untrusted
    software), it means the firewall is active (or at least the part of it
    that alerts you when the firewall noticed a new software).

  6. #6
    Kayman
    Guest

    Re: Comodo Firewall

    On Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:48:59 -0400, John wrote:

    > Comodo used to prompt me all the time to allow programs to operate.
    > Now it seems never to prompt.
    > Is there a way to test if it's doing its job?


    Forget about testing this useless software!
    http://forums.comodo.com/frequently_...o-t9508.0.html

    http://forums.comodo.com/help_for_v2...html;topicseen

    https://support.comodo.com/index.php...kbarticleid=10

  7. #7
    Poutnik
    Guest

    Re: Comodo Firewall


    why not just ignore the thread ?

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    Poutnik

  8. #8
    Geoff Smith
    Guest

    Re: Comodo Firewall

    In article <bthjr4p893iuo80s5qmp5pjgh448o1lfbk@4ax.com>,
    b__nice@hotmail.com says...
    >
    > On Fri, 13 Mar 2009 01:19:22 +0200, Geoff Smith <geoff915@yahoo.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    > >If you want to test it, install a new piece of software that you trust
    > >(maybe a second or third web browser like Firefox, Opera, or Avant). The
    > >first time you run it, it should ask permission to run and to connect to
    > >the internet.

    >
    > >If it asks, it's doing its job.

    >
    > Correction: If it asks, all it means is, that the superfluous feature
    > of alerting you about software you trust in order to give you a nice
    > warm feeling of being in control is active.
    >
    > To test if it actually does it's job is a completely different ball
    > game.
    >
    > >Check the ShieldsUp! service at grc.com to make sure the firewall is
    > >working properly.

    >
    > Oh, please...


    If you are completely opposed to software firewalls, which it sounds
    like you are, then you have nothing to add. Just ignore the thread. It
    was a simple question and a simple answer. If you think ShieldsUp! is
    useless, then I doubt you really know much about computer security from
    a Windows perspective.

  9. #9
    Geoff Smith
    Guest

    Re: Comodo Firewall

    In article <kd3gdwtzipdg.c81fm7cdhdtw$.dlg@40tude.net>, kayhkay-nospam-
    @operamail.com says...
    >
    > On Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:48:59 -0400, John wrote:
    >
    > > Comodo used to prompt me all the time to allow programs to operate.
    > > Now it seems never to prompt.
    > > Is there a way to test if it's doing its job?

    >
    > Forget about testing this useless software!
    > http://forums.comodo.com/frequently_...o-t9508.0.html
    >
    > http://forums.comodo.com/help_for_v2...html;topicseen
    >
    > https://support.comodo.com/index.php...kbarticleid=10


    Brilliant advice! Don't bother testing it. Just believe some troll on
    Usenet.

  10. #10
    Slarty
    Guest

    Re: Comodo Firewall

    On Fri, 13 Mar 2009 14:02:06 +0200, Geoff Smith wrote:

    >> Forget about testing this useless software!
    >> http://forums.comodo.com/frequently_...o-t9508.0.html
    >>
    >> http://forums.comodo.com/help_for_v2...html;topicseen
    >>
    >> https://support.comodo.com/index.php...kbarticleid=10

    >
    > Brilliant advice! Don't bother testing it. Just believe some troll on
    > Usenet.


    Like you?

    You are currently sounding the most trollish around here.

    Tell me, how do your "personal software firewalls" deal with malware piggy
    backing on legitimate applications, such as a browser, which need outbound
    communication to the Internet? I assume an expert, like yourself, has seen
    that? Here's a clue, it won't be by using your "softwre personal firewall".

    Cheers,

    Roy

  11. #11
    G
    Guest

    Re: Comodo Firewall

    In article <msldg7abt3l9$.15uni7lkxm3y3.dlg@40tude.net>,
    plink.1.RoyTubb@spamgourmet.com says...
    >
    > On Fri, 13 Mar 2009 14:02:06 +0200, Geoff Smith wrote:
    >
    > >> Forget about testing this useless software!
    > >> http://forums.comodo.com/frequently_...o-t9508.0.html
    > >>
    > >> http://forums.comodo.com/help_for_v2...html;topicseen
    > >>
    > >> https://support.comodo.com/index.php...kbarticleid=10

    > >
    > > Brilliant advice! Don't bother testing it. Just believe some troll on
    > > Usenet.

    >
    > Like you?
    >
    > You are currently sounding the most trollish around here.
    >
    > Tell me, how do your "personal software firewalls" deal with malware piggy
    > backing on legitimate applications, such as a browser, which need outbound
    > communication to the Internet? I assume an expert, like yourself, has seen
    > that? Here's a clue, it won't be by using your "softwre personal firewall".
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Roy


    Did I say or imply that a software firewall is the end-all be-all of
    security? It is one piece. The question that began this thread was about
    how to know if the firewall is still doing its job since it has become
    more silent. Other than 1PW and me, who has offered anything
    constructive or helpful?

    How exactly is "Forget about testing this useless software" helpful?

    I don't claim to be an expert. I offered a suggestion to help someone
    who asked.

  12. #12
    Volker Birk
    Guest

    Re: Comodo Firewall

    Geoff Smith <geoff915@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Check the ShieldsUp! service at grc.com to make sure the firewall is
    > working properly.


    OMN! The GRC nonsense again. Please try to understand, why "ShieldsUp"
    can test the network in between only, and why "making my computer
    invisible" is a fairy tale.

    Yours,
    VB.
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    Bitte beachten Sie auch die Rückseite dieses Schreibens!

  13. #13
    Volker Birk
    Guest

    Re: Comodo Firewall

    Geoff Smith <geoff915@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > If you think ShieldsUp! is
    > useless, then I doubt you really know much about computer security from
    > a Windows perspective.


    Does "Windows perspective" mean "from a fool's view"? IBTD!

    VB.
    --
    Bitte beachten Sie auch die Rückseite dieses Schreibens!

  14. #14
    Volker Birk
    Guest

    Re: Comodo Firewall

    G <geoff915@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Did I say or imply that a software firewall is the end-all be-all of
    > security? It is one piece.


    Yeah. Most commonly a piece of ****.

    If you have a concept where a host based packet filter can help, then
    the Windows-Firewall can be an option. Or some ipfw implementation like
    http://wipfw.sourceforge.net/ if tasks are becoming more complex.

    Yours,
    VB.
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    Bitte beachten Sie auch die Rückseite dieses Schreibens!

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