[Edited by moderator Neo7, 2/9/2011 5:10:03 PM]
If we exclude for a moment Comodo firewall/AV, and windows security, what if there is perhaps something wrong with Windows ability to open programs that use a certain type of template. I'm not a programmer, but what if, for instance, Visual Basic or whatever program/windows component is used for these trainers malfunctions? Could a windows update somehow scrambled VB or some other component that makes the trainer function?
The trainer manager. Does it use Internet Explorer as a component? IE is updated all the time, could an update have scrambled trainer-dependant components on my comp?
You said you have Comodo Firewall? The Defense+ component of that is one of the most restrictive things I've ever seen in a software. It's fine and all if you're a super control freak and have the time to define every detail of your policy, but it causes a lot of problems with trainers and even more problems for games themselves when you don't have that time (it's notorious for being almost incompatible with every Nexon game made). All you need is Windows Firewall unless you know for a fact you are on a hostile network (which most cases you are not).
[Edited by Neo7, 2/10/2011 8:08:43 AM]
[Edited by Neo7, 2/10/2011 8:27:53 AM]
I guess I am a control freak when it comes to giving access through the firewall and stuff . I've used Comodo for several years and its many options are exactly what I want in a firewall/sec software.
But! I've also used Cheathappens for 2 years WITH Comodo running and havent had a problem until this all happened a few days ago.
If we assume it is Comodo, and if we assume that the sec-options are somehow still active in one form or another eventhough it is uninstalled, then all I can think of is that comodo downloaded and installed an update (I have it set on automatic updating) that caused all this. Thats the only thing thats "new" on my system.
I must do a checkup with Comodos support site.
"Does anything show up in your Defense+ logs?
The only updates that happen automatically are virus database updates. Program updates need to be given the OK by the user. There also haven't been any recent program updates.
There are a couple of things you could try though, but I don't feel CIS is to blame, because if it was going to block something, it would be blocked from starting. You wouldn't see it start then disappear.
Have you tried adding the trainers to Defense+ Settings -> Execution Control Settings -> Exclusions? You could also select the application in your Trusted Files list and try giving them the Installer or Updater profile. "
I increased my defense to max, enabling me to approve/dissaprove every action taken by any program. I found something that stuck out: Every trainer that wants to use ("inject" dinput.dll will NOT run eventhough I approve it. Every trainer that DOESNT use it, or at least doesnt ask for it, will run.