May 30, 2024

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How to Completely Remove Comodo Firewall

Comodo Firewall is actually a wonderful program to help assist in the never-ending battle between nice friendly data and evil virus data. I’ve been using it and been very happy with it, but a few days ago, I encountered significant difficulty in removing this Firewall a previous version so that I could upgrade to the latest version.

Comodo is one of the more difficult firewalls to remove from a computer. Usually going through add/remove programs can not delete it completely. You’ll find traces still left in the registry and the actual firewall is still recognized by Windows Security Center, let alone an Internet connection. To get rid of them, you can follow the below instructions:

Method 1 (I take the deletion in Windows XP as an example)

1. Shut down all the unnecessary programs

2. Temporarily disable your Internet connection

3. Delete the folders and files below if they still exist. Most users will have C: as the default location for Program Files, if the location is in another drive, open it.

C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Datacomodo

C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersDesktopCOMODO

Firewall Pro

C:Documents and Settings%user name%Application DataComodo

C:Program Files [Comodo Firewall Pro folder]

C:boot.ini.comodofirewall (this file may not exist).

C:WINDOWSsystem32driverscmdGuard.sys

C:WINDOWSsystem32driverscmdhlp.sys

C:WINDOWSsystem32driversinspect.sys

C:WINDOWSsystem32guard32.dll

4. Go to Start – (right click) My Computer – Properties – System Properties – Hardware – Device Manager – View – Show Hidden Devices – Non-Plug and Play Drivers, and then delete all the existing related entries as below

Comodo Application Engine

Comodo Firewall Pro Driver Helper

Comodo Network Engine.

5. Run Regidit and remove the following registry keys.

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareComodoGroupCFP

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREComodoGroupCDI1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001ServicescmdAgent

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001ServicescmdGuard

KEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001ServicescmdHlp

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001ServicesInspect

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet002ServicescmdAgent

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet002ServicescmdGuard

KEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet002ServicescmdHlp

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet002ServicesInspect

KEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet003ServicescmdAgent

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet003ServicescmdGuard

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet003ServicescmdHlp

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet003ServicesInspect

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicescmdAgent

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicescmdGuard

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicescmdHlp

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesInspect

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMSoftwareComodoFirewall Pro

HKEY_USERSS-1-5-21-1202660629-746137067-2145843811-1003SoftwareComodoGroupCFP

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001EnumRootLEGACY_CMDAGENT

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001EnumRootLEGACY_CMDGUARD

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001EnumRootLEGACY_CMDHLP

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001EnumRootLEGACY_INSPECT

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet002EnumRootLEGACY_CMDAGENT

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet002EnumRootLEGACY_CMDGUARD

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet002EnumRootLEGACY_CMDHLP

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet002EnumRootLEGACY_INSPECT

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet003EnumRootLEGACY_CMDAGENT

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet003EnumRootLEGACY_CMDGUARD

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet003EnumRootLEGACY_CMDHLP

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet003EnumRootLEGACY_INSPECT

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetEnumRootLEGACY_CMDAGENT HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetEnumRootLEGACY_CMDGUARD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetEnumRootLEGACY_CMDHLP

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetEnumRootLEGACY_INSPECT

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareLocal AppWizard-Generated

ApplicationsCFP_Setup_3.0.14.276_XP_Vista_x32

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareLocal AppWizard-Generated

ApplicationsCFP_Setup_3.0.14.276_XP_Vista_x64

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareLocal AppWizard-Generated ApplicationsCFPLog

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareLocal AppWizard-Generated

ApplicationsCPFFileSubmission

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMSoftwareComodoFirewall Pro

6. Finally, restart your computer.

Caution: using these instructions may modify the Windows Registry, and if your operation is not proper, it may cause serious errors. So if you are not sure enough of your ability to do this, and if you are a novice with little computer knowledge, you’d better find a good removal tool to help you.

Method 2 Remove Comodo Firewall automatically in seconds

Besides completely getting rid of the programs including those can not be removed by Windows Add/Remove applets, a good removal tool also have below outstanding features:

It fully uninstalls empty or corrupted registry entries.

It forcibly removes corrupted or hidden programs.

It is much simpler and faster to use than the Windows (Add/Remove) Programs functionality

It restores registry files.

There is actually a fantastic removal tool that can help you fully remove Comodo Firewall with great success and make sure all the now-defunct Registry entries and related files are eliminated automatically with a few clicks. Aside from this software, it can also completely remove other programs like Authentium, Norton, Trend Micro antivirus, Internet Explorer, or Microsoft Office, and similar programs.