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Offline wr3ckz

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avast! makes my boot time slow
« on: July 25, 2012, 11:51:28 PM »
Why is this? It makes my boot time so much slower then any anti-virus i've had before.

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Re: avast! makes my boot time slow
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 11:53:28 PM »
what other security programs installed?

Offline wr3ckz

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Re: avast! makes my boot time slow
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 11:54:35 PM »
Malware Bytes

But this shouldn't be a problem, because i've had Malwarebytes and its by far the best anti-malware i've used. And i've combo'd it with many other av's. For some reason, avast! just slows down my pc?
« Last Edit: July 25, 2012, 11:56:06 PM by wr3ckz »

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Re: avast! makes my boot time slow
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 11:58:29 PM »
what did you have before avast?
how did you uninstall it?
did you run the vendors uninstall tool?

Offline wr3ckz

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Re: avast! makes my boot time slow
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2012, 12:00:15 AM »
I had microsoft security essentials installed before it. And, I uninstalled it by going to Control Panel- Uninstall a program- and deleted it from there

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Re: avast! makes my boot time slow
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2012, 12:07:06 AM »
not sure if it will make any difference..... but you may run the uninstall tool just in case there are any leftover files

you find it at #23b here.    http://singularlabs.com/uninstallers/security-software/



then you may try this.    http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/startuplite

Offline [anton]

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Re: avast! makes my boot time slow
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2012, 03:45:18 PM »
Why is this? It makes my boot time so much slower then any anti-virus i've had before.
I've also experienced this problem. until it dawned on me that I've enabled an option in Troubleshooting that doesn't allow avast to start before other Windows service programs. I've disabled it and everything is fine.

P.S. I use XP SP2.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2012, 04:01:27 PM by [anton] »

Offline drummerman

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Re: avast! makes my boot time slow
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2012, 06:14:26 PM »
... but can you log onto the net whilst AVAST loads or is the program blocking access?

... sorry, just re-read your post, ignore the above. - However, personally I find that either way, enabled or not, the duration until I have internet access is around the same. Its not quick ...

« Last Edit: July 27, 2012, 06:24:54 PM by drummerman »