I just ditched H_C for Comodo Firewall
But keep being interested in its development.
There are so many great programs to choose from...Windows Defender (with Andy's tools), Kaspersky Security Cloud Free, F-Secure Safe, Comodo Firewall, VoodooShield (and of course the complete Hard_Configurator package).
The latest version 188.8.131.5236 of Comodo Firewall works great and without any issues on my system
These great programs are like chocolates: we want to taste them all....