I recently installed the latest Beta of Comodo antivirus, and I have a problem with the email scanner.
Firstly, apache consumes huge amounts of CPU (100% on one core), and secondly my email program keeps hanging. This happens even if I turn off email scanning. I used the SysInternals Autoruns program to remove the Comodo Email Scanner Winsock Provider, and everything went back to normal.
So, two issues:
When the email scanner is disabled, can it be removed from the winsock provider stack?
The email scanner must be only providing a partial implementation of some of the winsock provider functions, since it causes the strange behaviour in apache and my email program.