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Kaspersky Free Antivirus and Comodo Firewall


Hello, I've tried to install Kaspersky after having COMODO Firewall installed on my Virtual machine and kaspersky alerted me that it's incompatible software. I ignored that and installed anyway but Kaspersky randomly shuts downs and doesn't work properly. What is the reason for that ? They both serve totally different purpose, why is one not working together with other one ? I really like COMODO firewall and at the same time I like Kaspersky Free AV.. Can you please fix it or recommend some way to make these two work together ? Thank you.

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Hello hunterczech,

please try it in reverse order:
first install KFA, then Comodo. Make sure that the Comodo AV components are deactivated.
Hello Schulte,

I've tried that even in reversed order then there's no warning but problems with KFA not starting still persist.
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...then I'm afraid it won't work.

Comodo firewall is also a HIPS and it restricts programs in their internet access. A function which is also contained in KFA. If you cannot disable them, the firewall will probably remain incompatible (as indicated in the compatibility list).
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Installing KFA and then CFW should work, I'm active in other forums where users have this combo and it worked fine, but probably some exclusions in both applications will have to be created, and of course not installing AV module in CFW.
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I’ve been using Kaspersky A/V paid version with Comodo Firewall for years on Windows 7 and 10 computers. I noticed a while ago that on Windows 7 Kaspersky crashes a few minutes after the computer is on if Comodo Firewall is installed. Kaspersky can be restarted but will crash again a few minutes later. After some testing it appears this happens with both Kaspersky A/V paid and free versions on Windows 7 if Comodo Firewall is installed. If Comodo is turned off/paused it still causes a crash, it needs to be uninstalled completely.

On Windows 10 Kaspersky and Comodo seem to coexist together OK. I need to continue to run Windows 7 for a couple more years on this particular computer so unfortunately I can’t just upgrade it to Windows 10 for a quick fix. So while Kaspersky A/V works on both Windows 7 and 10, they don’t run on both systems equally well.

I’ve tried installing the latest versions of both Kaspersky and Comodo on a freshly installed Windows 7 OS with these results. I believe I have any overlapping features turned off on both programs as I turn most of the features off on the programs and am just using the main A/V in Kaspersky and the basic firewall in Comodo.

I’d love to have both of these programs running on that Windows 7 machine.

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Hello @Franklin20

Welcome!

  1. Please run a GSI & Windows Logs & post back?

Thank you:pray_tone3:

Flood:whale:

@FLOOD 

I understand that Comodo is on the incompatibility list (along with every other decent firewall program out there). Odd though that Comodo and Kaspersky A/V (both free and paid versions) can play together OK on Windows 10, but not Windows 7, regardless of this incompatibility.

I don’t currently have Comodo installed on the Windows 7 machine being I wanted to keep Kaspersky running. Would there still be any useful info from the GSI log if I ran that without Comodo installed?

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Hello @Franklin20

Yes, if you’d like us to assist, we need data please?

Thank you:pray_tone3:

Flood:whale:

@FLOOD Ok, finally got a chance to run the GSI logs report. Not sure if you needed the entire log, but here it is.

 

As I stated earlier, I’m not currently running Comodo on this machine (which I’d like to do), but I do have Tinywall firewall currently on there (which I’m not really a big fan of).

 

 

// MOD NOTE: added GSI link  https://www.getsysteminfo.com/report/43f6dfa6cf489af8cf079024eeb67679

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