Pc slowdown with comodo shield appearing above my XP "turn off icon

My computer has suddenly slowed to a crawl, and the Commodo Firewall shield has suddenly appeared above my shut down button.

I’ve run antivirus (Avast) and it says it is clean.

What is going on?!


Welcome to the forum, hardknoxfirst.

  1. How can the shield be above the shutdown button unless it was located on right side of Windows?
  2. What version of CF are you using?
  3. If you exit CF and then shutdown, how much of a speed difference do you notice?


Do you actually mean that when you try and shut your PC down, a smal multi-coloured shield appears over the “Shutting Down” message?

If so, this is nothing at all to do with Comodo. This is an indicator that Windows is going to install some recently downloaded updates and the shutdown will be deferred until they are completed.

If this isn’t the case, can you please provide a more detailed description of the issue.

Ewen :slight_smile: