When I first start the brute a pop-up tells me it is updating various applications that I knew were exactly how I wanted them, and I knew that I did NOT want them updating.
I could not stop it or close it and I almost pulled the plug and shut down the computer, but chose to wait till it completed and then restore my system from an Acronis image. If I had no Acronis I would have panicked.
When it finished I was pleasantly surprised to see no change to any of my applications.
That was last night with the Portable version.
Same again today with the Installer version.
But this time I noticed that after it finished updating all the applications it said it had finished updating System Cleaner, so I guess it was not updating my applications but information files telling System Cleaner of the GO/NO-GO registry areas used by my applications.
I expect a System Cleaner to tell me what it would like to clean and await my selective authorisation.
When instead it burst into a full automatic fixing / updating session upon launch it rather knocks by confidence in Comodo.
I recommend that when the Cleaner is updating itself it should VERY clearly show that it is having NO effect at all upon the applications, and a Pause/Continue button would be reassuring.
Several times I ran this, and each time was unable to close until I put Task Manager onto the job.
Eventually I realised you not only omitted the standard RED close-down cross in the top right corner, you actually concealed a microscopic cross on a translucent background outside your window and buried in the background clutter of a Google search or whatever else happened to be under it.
Having seen the controls that are outside your window, I tried Help and got nothing at all. No explanation, no nothing, just a button that does nowt.
I quickly realised that Help was omitted from the Portable version, but supplied with the much larger non-portable. I downloaded that and found it was not so.
I extracted and found there was no help file. Most of the space was occupied by an *.msi file.
I reluctantly installed the Non-portable version and launched it.
Again no help, but it did say it was not available, and then there was an additional pop-up/progress bar as help.chm was downloaded.
a. Why can the Portable version not download help.chm when requested ?
b. Why is there no highly visible link for downloading the help.chm when downloading System Cleaner ?
Please note that I (and no doubt others) have downloaded System Cleaner due to advice on the CIS forum that a clean install of CIS may need the use of RevoUninstaller followed by use of System Cleaner.
During the course of which the computer is totally unprotected - very bad condition if the Internet has to be re-connected to download a help file that we thought was included in the installation.
In my case no harm no foul - I discovered the problem on a dummy run. Others will realise toooooo late.
Thank you for the link.
I am now satisfied that the start-up updates do not affect my system,
but my initial reaction was that of a novice gardener advised by a neighbour to get a Chomper Deluxe,
and when he bought it and opened the box a chain saw fell out, switched itself on, and tried to take his leg off ! !
A few decades of aggravation from computers inclines me to always expect the worst possible outcome.