Does Comodo firewall protect itself?

I updated Firewall to ver 3.5.53896.424 a couple of days ago. Firewall only, Defender is disabled. I use Sunbelt VIPRE as my HIPS.
Since the update, when I run a VIPRE scan which includes checking active processes, vipre spends about 45 minutes analysing all the function calls in cfp.exe. Such as


Does the new cfp.exe contain some sort of protection feature which tries to hide itself from other processes?

I don’t know about hiding but I don’t believe it can be turned off by any other process.

I think the self-protection is put in Defense+. I’m not sure.