I only have the firewall component enabled, hence why I’m asking about this here.
When monitoring with Process Monitor (see attachment) I found that cmdagent.exe is constantly creating and querying files on all my drives (except for my OS drive C:) which is annoying as it means the HDDs (D: and E:, F: and S: are SSDs) can never go to sleep and my PC is noisier than it needs to be, what with the drive motor and head noise. I’m confused as to why a firewall would need to do this and if there’s anything I can do to stop it?
OK I’d say it’s touching the partitions other than C: less now but as you can see it’s still touching them regularly and as such will keep the HDD awake, so there’s still a problem. F and S are SSD partitions, whilst D and E are HDDs.
It is unlikely that comodo is preventing the external drives from being put to sleep. I say this because I see this activity on my local drive and it can still go into sleep or hibernation. Also if they are connected via a usb port make sure in device properties under power management it is allowed to be turned off to save power.