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Long wait of avast 4.8 on windows start
« on: July 27, 2012, 09:57:15 PM »
Hi,

My operating system is Windows 2000 and i've installed avast 4.8 free version. The issue is that avast takes a long time to load on system start up while showing a red slashed circle on the "a" icon of the system tray bar. I've reinstalled it and cleaned the window registry, nothing changed. And appear errors on the system registry of the event viewer: "30000 ms of waiting to connect with the avast! web scanner service" and "The avast! web scanner service cannot start due the following error: The system didn't response to the control init on appropriate time" After this, everything seems to work fine. Well, i hope someone can help me. Regards.

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Re: Long wait of avast 4.8 on windows start
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 12:46:41 AM »
Is your Windows 2000 fully updated and patched with Service Packs from Microsoft?
Any other security program that could be interfering?
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Re: Long wait of avast 4.8 on windows start
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 04:38:04 PM »
Yes, it's service pack 4 (the last from microsoft) and all updated with windows update. And is the only security software installed. Hope can find find a solution. Regards.

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Re: Long wait of avast 4.8 on windows start
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 05:46:16 PM »
I don't know if this is also a requirement for avast 4.8, it is with avast5 and above.
Please make sure you have the Update Rollup 1 installed (it's required for avast! 5):
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B54730CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en

You may also require C++ runtime version 2005, possibly C++ 2008.

The other issue with avast 4.8 is it is such an old version that those who help hers will have forgotten much of its settings and requirements, so actual support is difficult.

Is there a reason why you are still running avast 4.8, as support for this ceases at the end of this year ?
With win2k you can run avast5 or avast6 and possibly avast7. So at this point I would say it would make sense to at least update to avast6.
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Re: Long wait of avast 4.8 on windows start
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 06:54:39 PM »
The hardware is too old, newer version of avast make my system very slow. It's a P2 with 256 mb of RAM. Anyway tell me if you can how to install a free version of avast 5. Thank you so much.

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Re: Long wait of avast 4.8 on windows start
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 07:12:31 PM »
Well avast 5/6 are reportedly lighter than avast 4.8.

Your biggest issue is getting the latest version of either avast5 or avast6, download sites like filehippo or majorgeeks or oldversion.com should have copies of the old versions of avast.

You would need the win2k rollup1 update mentioned in my last post and most certainly need C++ 2008:
You need to install MS Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable.

You need 2008 SP1 - this is the one:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package ATL Security Update.

As I mentioned the helpers on the forums haven't used the old avast versions for some considerable time, so to give detailed information on how to proceed other than to get the elements needed would be very limited. The problem is I don't know if C++ 2008 is compatible with win2k or if you would need C++ 2005 (which would probably limit you to avast5). This is the issue with retaining an old version, people just can't remember, so at the very least you would need someone that still uses win2k

You need to get rollup 1, C++ 2008 (or C++ 2005) and the version of avast you are going to install saved to your hard disk, uninstall avast 4.8, reboot install the win2k rollup1 update and what ever version of C++ required, reboot and then install the avast version you have chosen.
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Re: Long wait of avast 4.8 on windows start
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 07:02:49 AM »
Hello!

Informations from an old Windows 2000-User:

1. Well avast 5/6 are reportedly lighter than avast 4.8.

2. You would need the win2k rollup1 update mentioned in my last post and most certainly need C++ 2008.

3. The problem is I don't know if C++ 2008 is compatible with win2k or if you would need C++ 2005 (which would probably limit you to avast5).

1. Correct. avast! 4.8 uses MUCH MORE ressources than Version 5/6/7 (I have tested it by myself).
2. The Windows 2000 Update Rollup 1 is a MUST since avast! 5, C++ is already included in the avast! installer.
3. Yes, C++ 2008 is compatible with Win2k.

The hardware is too old, newer version of avast make my system very slow. It's a P2 with 256 mb of RAM. Anyway tell me if you can how to install a free version of avast 5. Thank you so much.

For example: as you can see in my signature, I use avast! 7 on a PC with 256 MB RAM too (but with a 800 MHz PIII) and I cannot say that the PC is very slow. I would recommend to check which programs are in autostart section and de-select all not necessary ones.
But you can also use avast! 5 or 6, because the VPS-updates of these versions are the same like in the actual version.

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Notebook B: MAXDATA Pro 700T | Pentium III (800 MHz) | 256 MB RAM | Windows 2000 Professional (SP4+UR1) | avast! Free Antivirus V8.0.1497

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Re: Long wait of avast 4.8 on windows start
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012, 10:11:16 AM »
Thanks for your contribution INGBEAN, hopefully that will give Xaxo enough information to make a choice on what avast version to go for, and any additional updates, rollup1 and which ever C++ version.  I would suggest not less than avast6 given what you have said and see how that performs.
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