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Avast Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: Debbie61 on November 19, 2018, 01:33:36 AM

Title: Why does avast free take a long time to startup?
Post by: Debbie61 on November 19, 2018, 01:33:36 AM
I have noticed the last couple of months that my avast free takes another 5 to 10 seconds after bootup to appear on the taskbar.  Does that mean I'm not protected until that shows up or what?  Thanks
Title: Re: Why does avast free take a long time to startup?
Post by: DavidR on November 19, 2018, 01:55:08 AM
You mention "my avast free takes another 5 to 10 seconds after bootup to appear on the taskbar."

That is the AvastUI.exe user interface and that doesn't have a direct part to play in your protection.  The AvastSvc.exe is the main avast process and that plus other avast low level drivers load much quicker than what is your access to the user interface.
Title: Re: Why does avast free take a long time to startup?
Post by: mchain on November 20, 2018, 03:35:47 AM
Avast GUI (your tray icon) allows you to interact with Avast.  So it comes in later.  It does advise you when there is an issue with Avast you should know about.

Imagine if you had to make detection decisions immediately as they happened all at once; this part is done automatically and you cannot see it.  These decisions are done by the low-level drivers DavidR is talking about.  Because of that they are loaded early in the boot process and are unseen.