I realize there is something out there called simeter that is bad. There is also a simeter monitor (2003) which is extremely useful. No mater what I tried (exclusion in AV and in trusted file list, on the second re-boot, the start command would be null and the program itself would be marked read only and cannot be deleted even by me as admin.
So I wrote the following note to myself as to how to install it:
install simeter but DO NOT ALLOW IT TO EXECUTE. Rename it to fred.exe .
click on it.
In General options, UNCHECK “start application at startup” .
Later, right click on it in program files and create shortcut in START / STARTUP .
Else Comodo, on second boot, will null the app data roaming … programs start command, and will mark simeter as read only in prog files.
Then you can’t delete it, but you CAN install over it - go figure!
I consider this a “nuisance factor” but thought I’d share my work-around.