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Offline Jazee

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AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« on: November 28, 2012, 11:08:55 PM »
I was first having trouble bringing up my router's control panel.  Wasted hours thinking it was my router.  Then noticed other computer connected to router had no issues.  Then I also noticed that this 4-yr old Windows 7 computer was browsing the web like 5 times faster than my brand new notebook.

Disabling the Network Shield solved the problem of the Router Control.  But then things still seemed to be slow when web browsing.  The old Win 7 machines was still way faster.  So I uninstalled Avast, and wala, back to NORMAL!

I had latest build of Avast of today.  I am a bit frustrated that there was no communication from Avast I received regarding Windows 8 issues despite having registered an account when I installed Avast!


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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 11:11:58 PM »
AVOID WINDOWS 8 ALL TOGETHER, IT IS NOT READY YET!
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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 11:14:11 PM »
Avast! is not the only company having problems with Win8. Avira threw in the towel temporarily and said their offerings will not be compatible until some time next year.
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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 04:01:03 AM »
People are actually buying and keeping windows 8 and not returning it to the store after they find out what a joke it is????? CRAZY!!!!!!
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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 05:41:33 AM »
I was first having trouble bringing up my router's control panel.  Wasted hours thinking it was my router.  Then noticed other computer connected to router had no issues.  Then I also noticed that this 4-yr old Windows 7 computer was browsing the web like 5 times faster than my brand new notebook.

Disabling the Network Shield solved the problem of the Router Control.  But then things still seemed to be slow when web browsing.  The old Win 7 machines was still way faster.  So I uninstalled Avast, and wala, back to NORMAL!

I had latest build of Avast of today.  I am a bit frustrated that there was no communication from Avast I received regarding Windows 8 issues despite having registered an account when I installed Avast!
Im running win8 64 bit pro with avast installed with no issues.. i noticed on my laptop that the temps were in the 60+ degrees Celsius which is not normal for my laptop on idle should be in the 40's if not lower so i looked into using resource monitor what was causing the cpu usage and it was the windows search indexer doing the dog on my CPU ! so i went to enable/disable windows features and disabled that windows search and it fixed it no more fans going all the time! also removed all the fancy graphic features too on windows/programs also help to speed up the laptop, im browsing now, with avast running in the background with temps on CPU at 46 degrees Celsius, CPU between 18 and 20 % also streaming on Youtube, 1 gb ram used out of 4 so yh i think avast is pretty stable on win 8 well done guys!

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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 06:11:27 AM »
AVOID WINDOWS 8 ALL TOGETHER, IT IS NOT READY YET!

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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 06:17:14 AM »
AVOID WINDOWS 8 ALL TOGETHER, IT IS NOT READY YET!

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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012, 10:24:15 AM »
Just choose the custom install and uncheck network shield.  Problem gone for now.

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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 12:01:52 PM »
AVOID WINDOWS 8 ALL TOGETHER, IT IS NOT READY YET!

Instead of suggesting to avoid Windows 8 I bet on Avast, sure that they will fix some issues in a short time. I've got an issue too on Windows 8 but as most of us can see Microsoft is releasing some hotfix to improve application compatibility. I've installed several applications on Windows 8 and pratically all of them are running great, as well as in my previous system (Vista X64). I remember similar issues with Windows 7 and even with Vista (some also Avast related). But I'm confident that Avast will fix them in a short time.

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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012, 03:27:22 PM »
I'm definitely waiting before they manage to fix all avast issues. I had way too many. I'm currently using built in Windows Defender and Comodo Firewall (without D+) and I definitely will not be installing Avast Firewall part again.
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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2012, 05:17:52 PM »
hey i use avast with windows 8 64 no problem. you have to disable microsoft defenders realtime shield and it service. then it is ok to use avast.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15788/how-to-uninstall-disable-and-remove-windows-defender.-also-how-turn-it-off/
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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2012, 12:36:28 AM »
windows 8 is ok................as long as you can get the start icon back

in desktop mode, get online and go here

http://ninite.com/

check classic start and click installer at the bottom of the screen

you have option of classic, xp or windows 7 setup............and of course the start button is back


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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2012, 12:50:03 AM »
To be perfectly honest im not interested in windows 8 at all.I dont like the look of it one bit.
Windows 7 has everything i need and i dont see any reason why i would wish to upgrade.
Im keeping hold of windows 7 for as long as i possibly can,i mean just look at how many windows xp users are still in the world and they should not be getting neglected even if their OS is getting on a bit. 8)
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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 01:07:17 AM »
From a Microsoft OEM Engineer @ System Architects (April this year) "Windows 8 will spur the largest downgrade in the history of the world!"
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Re: AVOID Avast on Windows 8 - Slow Network - Router - Web Browsing
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2012, 01:27:47 AM »
From a Microsoft OEM Engineer @ System Architects (April this year) "Windows 8 will spur the largest downgrade in the history of the world!"
Interesting prediction.
Lets just hope it does not become a reality. :)
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