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    Recently I uninstalled ZoneAlarm and installed Comodo Personal Firewall.

    Subsequently, I was trying to uninstall an older version of another program, but received the following error message when I tried to go to Add/Remove Programs:

    Error loading C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll
    Access is denied

    I'm running Windows XP Version 5.1, SP3.

    Any way to fix this without uninstalling and reinstalling Windows? Thanks.

    Joel

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    Joel,
    A search revealed that Comodo was being a little too aggressive.

    The solution was to disable the Comodo Defense Security Level.
    BTW, you aren't trying to run BOTH ZA and Comodo firewalls at the same time are you? That shouldn't be done.
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    Thanks!

    I had uninstalled Zone Alarm, so that's not the problem.

    Comodo's Defense+ has 5 security levels (Paranoid, Safe, Clean, Training, and Disabled) or could be "permanently de-activated" (requires a re-start). I'm presently using Clean, which I think is the default.

    Is it safe to permanently de-activate? Or only for the times when I need to Add/Remove programs?

    Joel

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    Loel,
    Before I ending up dumping Comodo altogether, I remember DISABLING the Defense Security Level because it didn't allow me to do much of anything on my system without it's interference.
    That was too much security for me! It was somewhat better with DSL disabled but then I eventually got rid of it altogether and went to Avast AV and Zone Alarm Free.
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