Pretty bad when I have to reply to myself.
I had contacted Comodo via chat and had asked a Security Expert about the exclamation points in a yellow circle even before the slow boot up problem manifested itself.
Here's how it went down:
You are now chatting with 'X.'
X: Hi! My name is X. How may I help you today?
Me: My documents and other files I have backed up on my Western Digital external hard drive and with the 5 GB online storage now look different. They show an exclamation point ! through the documents and folders but only the ones I backed up. Is this a reflection that they've been backed up?
Me: Thanks! My computer guy had my go with Comodo, and I'm testing to see how well it works for backup and looking then at other Comodo options.
X: In order for a Comodo technician to be able to remotely connect to your computer you must first download and install the GeekBuddy application. The GeekBuddy application can be downloaded on the following page...:
Me: I understand but I'm simply asking if the icons on my PC that show documents (MS Word, PowerPoint, pdfs, etc. and the folders that hold these files) would have been changed by being backed up via Comodo.
George A.: no
Fredric Brown: I'll install it.
Well, I didn't install it and turn over access to my PC. I uninstalled the online backup and the exclamation points and slow boot up went away.