NOD32 with COMODO Firewall - Problems...?..

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by nish, Dec 2, 2007.

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  1. nish

    nish Registered Member

    May 7, 2006

    I have recently switched to Comodo and like what I am seeing so far

    I have a question about something I think may be an error though?

    I have Comodo running (firewall) and have disabled defense.

    I have NOD32 3 running also.


    On my old firewall (Sygate) it used to alert me to ANYTHING going past the firewall, unless I have set the program to be trusted.

    Now, when I use a web browser (firefox or explorer), it doesnt ask me with Comodo, it just allows it access.

    Bear with me, as Im not that up on my computer security as I should be..
    But Isnt that a security risk in case another program piggybacks onto it?

    Ive tried going into the Comodo settings "Predefined Firewall Policies", and gone into Web Browser.

    The options
    "Allow outgoing HTTP requests"
    "Allow outgoing FTP requests" &
    "Allow outgoing DNS requests"

    Are all set to allow by default. I have switched these to "ASK" and it still doesnt ask me when I open the browsers, it just allows access again.

    I think there is a conflict with the NOD32 file/kernal ekrn.exe

    I have set that to "allow all" as I want the latest signature files to be downloaded no question.

    However, I have noticed that if I dont grant this access it interferes with the browers access to the internet.

    Is there a conflict of some sort?

    Is this common / has anyone else noticed this?

    Any help appreciated.. really frustrating me this one!

  2. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

    Feb 20, 2006
  3. Vettetech

    Vettetech Former Poster

    Nov 24, 2007
    Comodo has alot of issues. I am using Online Armor along with NOD32 3.0 and have no issues at all.
  4. nish

    nish Registered Member

    May 7, 2006
    I did try Online Armor, and Outpost.. but like Comodo better.

    It appears that a lot of people are reverting back to the old NOD32.

    Are there any disadvantages to this? Isnt the latest version better at finding viruses?
  5. BuzzStone

    BuzzStone Registered Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    I think Vettetech is a former disgruntled Comodo employee as he continually bashes the product. And by the way, nish didn't ask about Online Armor, so please try to stay on topic. Have you tried Nod 2.7 with Comodo to see if the problem exists. And also, Nod 2.7 will to give you excellent protection.
  6. SteveBlanchard

    SteveBlanchard Registered Member

    Nov 4, 2007
    ? (in layman terms) what is the worst case scenariio in this case?
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2007
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