Well, I fixed mine. I removed CIS, and rebooted my machine. Then I went here http://forums.comodo.com/empty-t83586.0.html
and cleared out the contents of my "System Volume Information" directory by performing the actions mentioned which deal with System Restore. Rebooted, re-enabled system restore, rebooted again, created a restore point, rebooted again and then re-installed CIS - didn't even ask about carrying over old settings or anything, rebooted again. Updated the anti-virus database (god that server is so slow
) and eventually managed to perform a complete system scan which terminated normally; ...that is apart from throwing up scares over the tdsskiller scanner....!
Before this I also downloaded and scanned etc. using the information posted above concerning how to check if your machine is infected - it was not infected.
well freeze might not be the right term for it.
the scan is still counting. I can check/ucheck the one checkbox, I can minimise it, but not close it. Not pausing nor stopping it.
It is not on a particular file also. When excluded the previous file, another file came up.
I file a bug... and then again I won't. to time consuming to search out all thbe items what is asked for.
Seems more practical when an expert looks at it online. If this buddy thing not works, well...
The scanning window is unhelpful in most respects. Its only useful purpose is to let you know that something is happening, or not. The contents of the window do not reflect the files actually being scanned, so when it freezes with some filename it actually bears no resemblance to the file causing the problem. As I mentioned I found my problem to be in the system volume directory, and I found it by scanning each of the top-level directory entries until I found the one which caused a problem.
I hope this helps you too.
I also ran CHKDSK C: /F which found no problems with the NTFS file system. I did that first before all the rest of the above.