I’m using the latest version of CIS on a Windows 7 64bits.
When I try to run a quick scan, it stalls at “Status: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Schedule\ImagePath”.
After waiting some minutes it aborts.
At now I removed CIS from my machine, deleted all folders, registry keys etc. which contained “comodo”, rebooten and reinstalled CIS. Nothing changed. The first scan successfully updated the databases then started a quick scan as “First scan”, then stopped at the same registry key…
Have you got any ideas, what can I do with it?
Before uninstalling CIS, I’ve tried to run a quick scan in windows’s safe mode but the result was the same.
No other virus scanners found infection (MBAM, Microsoft Security Essentials)
Update: now I run a Full scan, and it has been finished without any problems. What scans the Quick scan with “Commonly infected areas” what the Full scan doesn’t?
Yes. Even if I create a custom scan with “Commonly infected places”, it stops with the same status, but… I think this is the last inspected, but not the problematic object.
Have you got any idea, how can I debug this? In process explorer I see nothing, but… I’m not a windows expert…
I installed this windows instance in last september, then I’ve ran a quick scan successfully. But I don’t remember if it was running before or after installing Dell Latitude drivers(it could be important, but… ) and I never run it since that time.
The most interesting thing: why can’t run it after safe boot? I think it could be because one of Dell drivers, but it is just an assumption, I have no evidence for that. (and I hope, it means in English what I think )
What you may have witnessed is Stateful Inspection of the AV in action. If you first ran a quick scan and then the full scan then the full scan will skip the files that were already scanned. To see if this is holds up reboot your system and run the full scan.
After reboot the full scan runs normally, scanning Commonly Infected Areas not.
A perhaps interesting thing: after using the Stop button (when I see it will not work), the scan window freezes. The window looks if it was active, but clicking on button (either Stop or Pause) does nothing. No more visible effect when I click on Stop or Pause button, but the window doesn’t greyed out as usually if Windows found a dead process and the timer works at the top of the window.
But I have an old problem too… Using Virtual Dekstop freezes the operating system on this machine. Even if I try it immediately after a fresh windows install… I think there can be a conflict between Comodo software and Dell drivers… (Currently I have no chance to try it without Dell drivers ) Or… (paranoid mode on ) I have a virus or other trash in my BIOS… (as I’ve heard, it’s not an impossible thing )
Some additional information: restarting windows, using Diagnostic startup (msconfig.exe → Diagnostic…) I can run quick scan. Also tried to switch back to normal startup, then disable all services but MS, and restart… hmmm… Logging in to an account which has Administrator privileges, I can run Quick scan. After logging out from administrator account, logging in to my own, quick scan stops at the same registry entry. It is a weird thing…
Why can I use it from the administrator account and not from another? Why can’t run after “Safe boot”, but can if I disable all (except MS) startup items, and services? Safe boot leaves enabled some non-Microsoft software?
So… It looks like a conflict between Comodo software and Dell drivers, as I previously assumed, I’m “happy”.
(I have more problems with Dell drivers as far as I can remember)
You may be right, but… The problematic element was installed as a Dell driver (I downloaded it from dell.com), but actually it’s a Broadcom software.
It’s very interesting.
After disabling “C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe” at (or in? or on?) msconfig’s Startup tab and rebooting the machine, I can run the quick scan. When I enable it again and reboot the windows, quick scan fails. The interesting thing: if I start it manually, when it is disabled in startup, then no problem, quick scan works.
(rhetorical question follows!) Where is the bug? In Comodo software, on in the BTTray.exe, or somewhere else?
Hm… I’ve sent a ticket to the support (and attached the .exe seems to be problematic)