Comodo Firewall crashes Chrome

Recently started using Windows again since installing Windows 10 while my iMac is still my primary machine I’m trying to make my Windows machine as familiar as I can.

I’m a big fan of Little Snitch on OS X and decided to install Comodo Firewall as an alternative to Little Snitch on Windows. The software isn’t bad, but after installing it Google Chrome started crashing as soon as it would launch. After a quick search I found this thread on the Comodo support forum which recommends adding chrome.exe to HIPS Detect Shellcode injections Exclusion list.

Here are the steps to add chrome.exe to the exclusion list:

Right-click on Comodo Firewall Taskbar icon and select HIPS -> Settings

HIPS Settings menu

Under Settings Click the Exclusions option

HIPS Settings Exclusions

Click on Add and select Files

HIPS Settings Add Files

Look for chrome.exe under C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe and click open

HIPS Settings open clhrome.exe

Once chrome.exe has been added to the exclusion list click OK and you should be able to run Google Chrome without having it crash on you.

HIPS Settings chrome exclusion





Microsoft launches Visual Studio Code, cross-platform code editor

At its Build 2015 developer conference, Microsoft has announced it is releasing a free cross-platform code editor that will enable many developers to write modern apps for web, cloud, and mobile.

Source: Microsoft launches Visual Studio Code, cross-platform code editor for OS X, Linux and Windows

GameMaker Studio Standard Ed Free For A Limited Time

You can download GameMaker Studio Standard free or buy the Pro version for $35. Offer ends March 2nd, 2014.

Are you an aspiring game designer, artist or programmer looking to for a way to take your work to the next level? Become a Pro and take advantage of our GameMaker: Studio Professional sale!

For a limited time YoYo Games is giving all GameMaker: Studio Standard users the chance to upgrade to GameMaker: Studio Professional for only $35.00! Go to our Checkout Page and enter your GameMaker: Studio licence key to get started.

If you don’t already own a copy of GameMaker: Studio, for a limited time, you can now get your own GameMaker: Studio Standard license, completely free! To get your copy of GameMaker: Studio Standard simply download the Free Version and follow the instructions that appear inside.

Here’s a showcase of games made with GameMaker.

via YoYo Games.

BitLocker failure resuming from hibernation

This article refers to the HP Folio 12-2000 running Windows 7 with BitLocker.

Resuming the Folio 13 from hibernation will result in BitLocker detecting a change in the system boot information and asking for the recovery key.

Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Information

The system boot information has changed since BitLocker was enabled.

You must supply a BitLocker recovery password to start this system.

Confirm that the boot changes to this system are authorized.

If the changes to the boot system are trusted, then disable and re-enable BitLocker. This will reset BitLocker to use the new boot information.

Otherwise, restore the system boot information.


I have found a workaround by disabling the “Internal network device boot” option within the BIOS. I informed HP about the issue and the workaround and was told that they had previously received a report of this issue and their engineers are working on a fix that will probably require a BIOS update.

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