Firewall initializing

I have had Comodo firewall and anti virus for about a month now and i was very pleased with the way it was working until the last week. Now the icon in the task bar just says “comodo firewall is being initialized” and it doesn’t change. Before it used to say that all systems were protected,now it just stays “initializing”. Does this mean I am not protected. Any suggestions or answers as to how to resolve this would be appreciated. Thanks…Dez