Temp disable Comodo suite

I have seen the answers but I just want to clarify something for myself.

If I disable FW, AV and Defense, does that stop Comodo watching altogether? No watching? No polling etc?

I have a machine that ()due to the annoying behaviour of a programme) HAS to go online at odd intervals. Obviously at that time I want Comodo up and running. But mostly the machine needs to stand alone, to avoid as much background activity as possible (multimedia PC). Hence my question.

Thanks for any help