What you’re complaining about is indeed ‘normal’. Where’ve you been; its been doing that for years; it was a lot worse before they implemented the segmented AV def DB update technology. No longer does the update pull down 150MB each and every update.
Until v6.x the process I described is accurate in so far as a copy of the pre-update AV dev DB was written to the %COMODO_root%\repair folder. What everybody did on the rare occasion that the AV update failed, was to ■■■■ away the /scanners bases.cav in safe mode and then reboot. As far as I know everybody did that ‘cause everybody knew that at boot-time, when CIS couldn’t find /scanners/bases.cav, it copied the /repair one into its place. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.
Now, things are different. The Comodo gnomes utilize /scanners/bases.cav as a catalyst and react all the signature files with other stuff. Then the gnomes implement phase II. Once Phase II is complete, the Comodo gnomes implement phase III, i.e., make two files - one slightly bigger than the other - having the form ‘b#######.cav’ and the original bases.cav remains unchanged.
So there’s obviously some stuff that’s going on there; it takes two minutes for that on your machine. On my machine it takes somewhat longer; I’m very happy when it says ‘successful’.
What bothers me: it takes 20 seconds for CIS to finish all its gyrations and the happy dance the Gnomes gnomes have to do each and every stinkin’ time an alert pops up and allow ‘remember this’ is ticked.
If all you’re complaining 'bout is a two minute wait at AV update, you’re getting off light.
What if I just answered 10 alerts in a row - with ‘remember’ ticked - and suddenly the auto AV def DB update kicks in with that 2 minute wait [at] 90%. But I just launched newly installed app (or just removed something), and the system comes to a creachsing halt.
Its froze, its locked up, I can’t do nothing: the mouse moves, the CAP LOCK / NUM LOCK lights will toggle, don’t do nothing. Oh, wait, yes it does, no it doesn’t, oh, wait…
You come over here NOW. GET this ■■■■ off of my computer NOW.
You’re getting off light.