1. I usually don't quote for the post directly above, other than that I quote the part that I'm responding to.
2. You may gain some time on boot if you delay the auto update check, that won't make any difference outside of the first auto update check (close to boot).
Delay Auto Update - In avast7 you need to edit (using notepad
section of the - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AVAST Software\Avast\avast5.ini (XP file location), this folder may be hidden.
- Broadband connections, add this line: AlwaysConnectedWaitSeconds=180
if not present (or edit AssumeAlwaysConnected=0 to AssumeAlwaysConnected=1)
When complete save the changes, avast's self-defence module will ask for confirmation, etc. answer Yes.
This will delay the auto update check by 180 seconds.
3. That's why I asked when it happened as you mentioned it made your music stutter
Avast updating agent slowing my computer and making my music stutter.