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Comodo and warnings about an application

by CesiaS / March 10, 2007 7:11 PM PST

I recently switched from ZA free to Comodo. Comodo was installed choosing "automatic configuration" at installation and reports security level as custom. Protection strength excellent

I have a free card matching memory game installed on my PC called "cardwar".

I think the game is trying to call home - well after I finished playing and started my Firefox to access something on internet - Comodo came with a warning

firefox loaded dinput.dll into parent application explorer.exe using a global hook.... Cardwar.exe maybe using explorer to conceal...

i would deny the permission but it kept asking every time I would start Firefox until I rebooted my PC.

Any explanation and possible action would be appreciated. Should I be concerned ? ( no problems found when scanning with NOD32 and antispywares)

Thank you
CesiaS

Just changed to Comodo, have router with SPI, Win XP sp2 home Ed , NOD32, Spywareblaster,SpywareGuard, WinDefender running, Firefox,AVG AntiSpyware and SuperAntiSpyware on demand,CCleaner, MailwasherPro ,

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Hi CesiaS, I am a little confused as to
by roddy32 / March 10, 2007 9:36 PM PST

what you are asking. If you think the game is calling home, you are probably correct. That is one of the bad things about free games. If you want to know how to configure the firewall to always block that I don't know myself and although I could be wrong, but I don't think we have any Comodo experts in this forum. Most here use ZoneAlarm, Kerio or Windows Firewall. But anyway, if that is the question, Comodo has a forum where you might be able to get some info.

http://forums.comodo.com/

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will post on suggested forum
by CesiaS / March 11, 2007 6:52 AM PDT

Sorry roddy32, I was looking for an explanation of dinput.dll ( Microsoft direct input library) and "global hook".
Will post on forum you suggested
Thank you CesiaS

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(NT) Thanks roddy
by CesiaS / March 11, 2007 7:24 AM PDT
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(NT) You're welcome and good luck :)
by roddy32 / March 11, 2007 7:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks roddy

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