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How can I disable scanprocess when Windows starts
« on: December 02, 2004, 11:41:27 AM »
My PC is very slow when the internal protection scan is operating when Windows starts.
I've already disabled VRDB but that didn't help.
When the scan stops after a view minutes I can normaly open folders without seconds delay.
 
I don't see a option to disable 'autoscan' in the 'Standard Shield' section  (AVG has that option and it was also very slow when enabled).

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Re:How can I disable scanprocess when Windows starts
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2004, 05:37:32 PM »
My PC is very slow when the internal protection scan is operating

You can set your protection level to 'Normal' instead of high.

when Windows starts. I've already disabled VRDB but that didn't help. When the scan stops after a view minutes I can normaly open folders without seconds delay.

You can't avoid that the resisdents start. Their not 'scanning', just 'openning'.
You can disable the providers you do not use.
 
I don't see a option to disable 'autoscan' in the 'Standard Shield' section  (AVG has that option and it was also very slow when enabled).

If I understood you, there isn't such this option...
Are you talking about boot time scanning?
« Last Edit: December 02, 2004, 06:00:11 PM by Technical »
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Re:How can I disable scanprocess when Windows starts
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2004, 05:48:18 PM »
It is already in normal mode.

I can see in the standard shield that Avast is scanning files and the trayicon is moving constantly for a view minutes  

I've disabled all the modes I don't use but that don't have any effect on that scanning when Windows starts.


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Re:How can I disable scanprocess when Windows starts
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2004, 05:59:16 PM »
Windows loads hundreds of files at boot time, Avast's on-access scanners scans them, this is normal behaviour.

If you don't want Avast to scan a file, add it to the exclusion list.

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Re:How can I disable scanprocess when Windows starts
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2004, 05:59:27 PM »
I can see in the standard shield that Avast is scanning files and the trayicon is moving constantly for a view minutes

It's normal, as I said, the protection is starting...  

I've disabled all the modes I don't use but that don't have any effect on that scanning when Windows starts.

You can't make it better...
Look, performance and protection are opposite one from the other. Protection takes resources. Less resources, lower performance. But, more protection less headaches  ;D
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Re:How can I disable scanprocess when Windows starts
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2004, 12:51:21 AM »
When I add a new folder or textfile during the startscanning sometimes explorer  isn't responding anymore.
And Mailwasher can't connect the first view minutes.

But I try to live with that.  :'(

« Last Edit: December 03, 2004, 12:52:21 AM by wdv »

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Re:How can I disable scanprocess when Windows starts
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2004, 02:24:15 AM »
When I add a new folder or textfile during the startscanning sometimes explorer  isn't responding anymore.
And Mailwasher can't connect the first view minutes.

But I try to live with that.  :'(



Could you post details of your machine please?  Memory, what processor, and your connection type .............. broadband or dial-up.  

wdv

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Re:How can I disable scanprocess when Windows starts
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2004, 11:26:05 AM »
AMD Athlon 1200
WinXP Pro
ADSL 1024/256 Kbit (via ethernet router/switch)

The startscan contains not only systemfiles; my D: drive with standalone applications (games etc.) is also part of the scan.
Each reboot a next part of de D: drive is scanning.

My previous scanner (AVG) did the same and has a disable button.
If Avast dont't have this maybe a idea for the next programupdate?









« Last Edit: December 03, 2004, 02:55:38 PM by wdv »

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Re:How can I disable scanprocess when Windows starts
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2004, 07:56:20 PM »
i am having the same problem. this did not happen in all the last versions of avast. there is a real delay at the start up . this holds my internet connection aswell.

xp sp2(streamlined as per blkviper) with security centre turned off completely.
dsl 3000 up 768 dl
1.5 laptop.

wdv

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Re:How can I disable scanprocess when Windows starts
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2004, 01:05:29 AM »
I returned to an old image with Avast program version (4.1.501).
That version is scanning too, but I don't have the internetconnect problem.

Do the newer versions have another kind of IP-check?

« Last Edit: December 04, 2004, 01:07:51 AM by wdv »

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Re:How can I disable scanprocess when Windows starts
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2004, 01:22:01 AM »
wdv

what other programmes are set to start at boot-time, any p2p?

1 machine (on my home intranet) is AMD 1200 and quite old by current standards and the latest avast! update hasn't made any difference to the boot-up time.

wdv

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Re:How can I disable scanprocess when Windows starts
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2004, 11:26:07 AM »
Mailwasher is the only internet access program that is starting automatically.

The total bootup time is not increased, but after start, during scanning, my mousepointer becomes a sandglass.

 
« Last Edit: December 04, 2004, 11:28:48 AM by wdv »

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Re:How can I disable scanprocess when Windows starts
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2004, 11:32:46 AM »
1] Make sure the system is free from any malware. (See my webpage).
2] Disable all things from loading at boottime that aren't really needed for the system to work properly. (Use StartUp.cpl for that).
3] Disable all processes you are not using.

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Re:How can I disable scanprocess when Windows starts
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2004, 11:42:35 AM »
Is already so.

My system is clean from malware and unnecessary software.  ;D
(HitmanPro didn't find anything)

I make a image every day (automatically) en after a long internetsession with suspecting sites I go back to the previous image.
(autoscript with DeployCenter).




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Re:How can I disable scanprocess when Windows starts
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2004, 11:48:48 AM »
Er is een util waarmee je de startup opties/applicaties in Windows kan regelen. Het is al een paar maal eerder op dit board vermeld. Gebruik de zoek functie om het te vinden en probeer dat eens. Je kan ermee aangegeven in welke volgorde dingen geladen moeten worden. Schijnt voor verschillende mensen al geholpen te hebben. Kan alleen de naam ervan niet herinneren helaas.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2004, 11:49:14 AM by Eddy »