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04 Oct 2010   #1
LonnieMac

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Right, this never use to happen but it does now and I think I know what started it. I also think I could be hacked but nothing as in virus, more so within my firewall... see my other thread created that questions my security - Secure

When installing Comodo, its notoriously known that it doesn't switch of windows firewall. Now I disabled the windows firewall and set up Comodo to run alone but since then when I logon it takes a few minutes to load. All I get is the sound volume icon come up and I can't even access windows task manager but the system doesn't crash as I can still open windows/all programs list. Its just nothing loads up. Theres a hijack this report in the thread link posted above and I'm pretty sure the systems clean.


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04 Oct 2010   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Uninstall Comode-o and use the Win7 firewall with the best lightweight AV most recommended here, MS Security Essentials.

There is no reason to use old-generation tools with Win7 when it works perfectly with its own firewall and MS's superb new free AV.
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04 Oct 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Greg,
I am using Comodo Firewall and without any hitches or problems with this at all!
Use it right along side of MS Security Essentials.
Did LonnieMac download Comodo from another site?
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04 Oct 2010   #4
LonnieMac

Windows 7
 
 

no, I downloaded via Comodos website along time ago, it recently did an upgrade to a new version which is the same time I turned windows firewall off.
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04 Oct 2010   #5
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

Run this program and see what it tell you after the scan.
Don't mess with the registry scan at all.....
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04 Oct 2010   #6
LonnieMac

Windows 7
 
 

that takes ages to scan. ok will give it a go and report back
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04 Oct 2010   #7
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

It maybe a glich in Comodo. I was useing it for a while but switched back to Windows 7 firewall.
remove Comodo, if the problem goes away there's your answer.
I also agree with Greg.

ken
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04 Oct 2010   #8
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LonnieMac View Post
that takes ages to scan. ok will give it a go and report back

I should have told you to do a short quick scan. Not the long one!
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04 Oct 2010   #9
LonnieMac

Windows 7
 
 

I done a quick flush/flash scan, nothing came back as infected.

obviously full and quick have there meanings but is it better if i let it carry on with the full scan or will quick be good enough?
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04 Oct 2010   #10
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LonnieMac View Post
I done a quick flush/flash scan, nothing came back as infected.

obviously full and quick have there meanings but is it better if i let it carry on with the full scan or will quick be good enough?
You don't need to go and do a full scan now.

I do the quick once a week and the full once a month if something isn't going smoothly.
I also use CCleaner and SuperAntiSpyware. If there is a bug these along with my AV usually keeps me pretty safe.
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