Question Cannot get rid of firewall network protection popup

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As I already reported it here https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/how-to-delete-mpcmdrun-exe-permanently.3546445/#post-22211441 - I am unable to get rid of an occasional pup-up from Windows 10 telling me, that both my Windows Firewall and COMODO are disabled - while in a mater of fact COMODO is running constantly [as its various pop-ups attest]. Yes: I turned it off and every piece of Windows defenses and use the free COMODO - but I still get [false] warnings of being defenseless



So I went to the Task Scheduler, but in Windows Defender folder found nothing [while at the same time other various tasks are present all over the place and configurable]

I also run as Administrator the Task Manager and closed the only Windows Defender process that I could find. And only then, assuming that everything is stopped / not working, went to

msconfig > Boot > Services >

and unchecked all that I could find by name which was

Microsoft Defender Antivirus Service
Microsoft Defender Network Inspection Service
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service
Windows Defender Firewall


But when I clicked the Apply button - those 4 services went back to being checked



Ans so no matter what I do I cannot get rid of that one last Windows 10 pop-up telling me falsely that COMODO is not running

[And yes- of course turning COMODO on and off do not make the operating system notice that it is really turned on]



I am running Windows 10 Enterprise 20H2 19042.746 with Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0 - from a fresh install done two weeks ago
 
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They are telling me that it is COMODO that is doing the problem; ignoring the fact that it somehow did not do that for months on previous install of Windows 10- for which I stopped doing updates because more and more stuff was breaking on that system

Now I have a clean install and most problems are gone- but of course there are new ones
 
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That is the kind of answer one would expect from tech support

If I was doing a clean install after each problem then I would be ina constant loop of installing, choosing settings, upgrading, isntalling, choosing settings, upgrading...
 
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I am the IT department for my computer

And I do not see a point of installing Windows and COMODO once more if it was the very first piece of software that I have installed on my Windows - even before any drivers



I can wait either wait for months for this to go away - with some Windows and / or COMODO update. Or actively try get to the root of the problem

My experience tells me that it is the fault of this piece-of-ssss operating system that I was forced to use after having good enough experience of using Widnows 7
 

rgd1101

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so you got windows enterprise just for fun? could spend a few $ and buy comodo and get paid support.

unless you still using hdd. if this is the only app you instead. it take like 5-10 min to do a fresh install.
or just do reset and try comodo again
 
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And which magical button do I press in order to install all of that pieces of software that I have been installing for the last 2 weeks, adding its setting from profiles, configuring what could not be imported, checking if if they really work?

Will this button also tweak my Windows and clean up the mess that some installment processes created?
 

rgd1101

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If you want easy, paid someone to do it.

it that or paid for support. from the other thread look like you like messing with registry and stuff. who know what you done on your system.
or uninstall COMODO and try another free one
 

Karadjgne

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Seems like you are operating under the assumption that Comodo is a stand alone product. Have you considered that maybe it's not and part of its operations involve just reporting/diagnosing what is used/caught by Windows Defender? Even Norton/Symantec products rely on the native instructions used through Windows. Anti-virus is one thing, Anti-Malware is totally seperate, and for total defense you need both, and that includes other defenses of stuff like malicious software instructions detection that are built into windows, so do not need repeating by additional software.

To get rid of the Disabled pop-ups, just enable everything, it's not going to hurt. Reliance on a single software to the exclusion of others is a fools game.
 
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Seems like you are operating under the assumption that Comodo is a stand alone product. Have you considered that maybe it's not and part of its operations involve just reporting/diagnosing what is used/caught by Windows Defender? Even Norton/Symantec products rely on the native instructions used through Windows. Anti-virus is one thing, Anti-Malware is totally seperate, and for total defense you need both, and that includes other defenses of stuff like malicious software instructions detection that are built into windows
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I never even suspected that as I never though of that

I wrote to COMODO about this problem of mine - will see what will they say



For now my Windows says that everything is A-OK and no actions are needed; that I have all the elements of protection. A back then this was also true [all green and stuff]. But of course there is a possibility that you are correct in your theory - and even that my system is now infected with something that makes the Windows lie to me about being safe. And that would be even consisted with the fact that lately I see much less of this pup-up window [although it might be appearing when I go to toilet or something]
 
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COMODO staff said they will take the inquiry-and they took it. And did not do anything else for now

As for tampering with OS settings- by mistake I turned on Windows Defender and know all options for turning it off are gone [that is till the time I will restore the system from an image]
 

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