I've just installed Comodo Firewall and I can honestly say I've received more impenetrable pop-ups from it in the past 24 hours, than in the past five years without it! Wouldn't be quite so bad if I could understand them, but their phrased in the sort of computerese I studiously avoid...means nowt to me and I'm proud of that! Instead of baffling me with code only a technician could understand,surely it's sensible to just state..."Google Earth (Or whatever) is trying to access etc?". On top of the gobbledygook, when I click "Allow", it reappears, I then click "Allow" again and the damn thing returns a third time. I'd previously read it was fussy, but this is ridiculous. Anyone any opinions?
I use Comodo and yes, it can be a bit of a pain with its blooming paranoid reactions to anything even a little unusual.
I`m not sure if its geek-speak or American lingo or a combination of both is the problem but some of its attempts to pass the responsibility to you to make decisions can be irritating.
Anyhow, things do get better as it learns what`s what on your computer and if you like you can stop the baloon messages by going to Miscellaneous> Settings and turning them off ... other options to make it less (and more) irritating can be found there as well.
I don`t have the AV component (prefer Avast), so the frequent updates for it don`t affect me at all. It`s a good firewall, though, if you can survive the honeymoon period!
Thanks all...provider I've checked the Settings and balloon messages are unticked.Halmer, tried your double click and found Defense+ and, yes it's set to Safe Mode. Can't work out where Virus Defense is...can you help?