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Offline roguekiller23231

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avast free taking long time to load on startup
« on: July 29, 2012, 05:18:03 AM »
i've been having slow startups for a while, on my desktop i installed Soluto to see what might be causeing it, since i've had everything installed for a long time, windows system takes 75 seconds, but Avast Free takes 65 seconds.

now i thought this must be because of the windows vista install is over 2 years old, and avast has been installed for almost a similar amount of time, but on my new laptop running windows 7, Avast takes 65 seconds to load also!

so why is it taking so long to load on startup? is this a normal load time??

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Re: avast free taking long time to load on startup
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012, 08:49:11 AM »
 According to benchmarks, avast is one of the lightest scanners in the industry (don't look at vipre, just don't). Check out AV-Comparatives. I bet if you uninstalled avast, your boot time will remain the same. There is this thing called windows wear and tear, speed will degrade over time due to install, uninstall, fragmentation, less free space on hdd, and many other things.
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Re: avast free taking long time to load on startup
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 01:55:29 AM »
i've been having slow startups for a while, on my desktop i installed Soluto to see what might be causeing it, since i've had everything installed for a long time, windows system takes 75 seconds, but Avast Free takes 65 seconds.

now i thought this must be because of the windows vista install is over 2 years old, and avast has been installed for almost a similar amount of time, but on my new laptop running windows 7, Avast takes 65 seconds to load also!

so why is it taking so long to load on startup? is this a normal load time??


You could try check marking " Load Avast services only after other system services are loaded".
I find this does speed things up just a bit.......or not. :-\
Try it and see if it helps. ;) :)
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Re: avast free taking long time to load on startup
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 02:19:41 AM »
In all honesty that would save fractions of a second, as it would only be (as it says on the tin) loading after other 'system' services and that really wouldn't be that long.

Unless there is a problem with a required service loading (e.g. required by avast) then avast would be waiting to load, that in itself shouldn't actually delay the boot but delay avast. So that option to load avast after other system services, is essentially to get avast loading as quickly as possible (to ensure system services avast requires have loaded).
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Re: avast free taking long time to load on startup
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 02:27:27 AM »
In all honesty that would save fractions of a second, as it would only be (as it says on the tin) loading after other 'system' services and that really wouldn't be that long.

Unless there is a problem with a required service loading (e.g. required by avast) then avast would be waiting to load, that in itself shouldn't actually delay the boot but delay avast. So that option to load avast after other system services, is essentially to get avast loading as quickly as possible (to ensure system services avast requires have loaded).

Understood. ;)
It quickens load time for me but as you have pointed out......only fractions :)
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Re: avast free taking long time to load on startup
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012, 11:25:55 AM »
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)
« Last Edit: August 05, 2012, 03:04:37 PM by Boltzmann »