So... No solution to the slow startup?
I have the same problem: Soluto tells me that Avast is the dominant process during my boot. It takes 41 seconds of the total 2:39 min boot time. Before updating to Avast7 it took only about 14 s.
I've already checked the option for starting Avast after the other system services and tried to turn on and off SuperFetch. There was no significant improvement.
System: Laptop Samsung X460, Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 4 GB, Windows Vista 32 Bit Service Pack 2
Avast: free 7.0.1456; IM-, P2P- and Mail-Protection switched off, Cloud services off
Startup processes that are part of Windows:
> 5 seconds: System (18 s), scvhost localsystemnetworkresticted (19 s), explorer (8 s), svchost networkservice (8 s), csrss (7 s), svchost netsvcs (7 s), services (6 s)
< 5 seconds: Indexing Service, Win logon GUI, LSA shell, Win NT logon, Print Spooler, Win Session Mgr, svchost nonet, MS software licensing service, Win Start-Up (wininit), svchost DCOM, Win Defender, svchost servnet, Task Scheduler Engine, svchost locserv, desktop window manager, MS Windows Search Protocol Host, .NET Framework,
< 1 second: SQL VVS Writer, IPSec Policy Agent, Remote Procedure Call, Win Defender UI, Win Modules Installer, C# Comand Line Compiler, Problem Reports, Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation, MS Windows Search Filter Host, WMI Provider, Win Problem Reporting, Win Image Acquisition, Group Policy Client, COM surrogate, Local Session Manager Service, WMI, Object RecourceFile to COFF converter, Win Error Reporting Service, Console IME
Startup processes preinstalled by Samsung:
> 1 second: Omnipass (2 s), rthdvcpl.exe (Realtek software) (2 s), Easy Speedup Manager (2 s)
< 1 second: Samsung Magic Doctor, Easy Battery Manager, agresmsvc.exe (Agere Soft Modem Call Progress Service), Easy Display Manager
3rd party startup processes:
Avast (41 s), Soluto (6 s)