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Offline mantra

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new version of avast problem
« on: February 20, 2005, 07:39:11 AM »
Hi
i'm running wxp sp2 1giga ram
i updated avast
and i have a problem
avast scans almost every files
if i click on a directory avast scans every files
is normal??
and it slow down my system!!!
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Re: new version of avast problem
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2005, 08:57:25 AM »
Yes i have the same problem.If i download a large fail(700MB) my system slow down too.Its very good provider but there must be some settings (I've already added some addresses in the exception list)
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Re: new version of avast problem
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2005, 09:15:17 AM »
I don't understand what any of you is saying, exactly.

Mantra, your saying that avast is scanning files in a directory as soon as you open it in Explorer? Well it has always been like that - I mean, Explorer is loading icons from the files which triggers the avast Standard Shield...

Neron, so you're saying that downloading a large file from the Web slows things down? Or how do you download the file, exactly? What OS are you using? Is ashServ.exe taking up considerable CPU? BTW - aren't you using ZoneAlarm?

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« Last Edit: February 20, 2005, 10:02:58 AM by Vlk »
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Re: new version of avast problem
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2005, 10:20:48 AM »
VLK
i'm saying that the new avast is incredible slow!!
the residend shield scans tons and tons of files!
i setup the residend shield only to scan files on open
not creaded and modified!

but avast is very very very slow
the i turn on the pc , when windowsxp starts avast did scan 100 files!
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Re: new version of avast problem
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2005, 10:23:06 AM »
Only 100? On my system, it scans 400 files, which is perfectly normal, at no visible slowdown (it's scanning DLLs under XP as well). Are you saying that this changed in 4.6 (from 4.5)? I doubt it... Maybe you were using Win9x previously?
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Re: new version of avast problem
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2005, 10:25:28 AM »
Only 100? On my system, it scans 400 files, which is perfectly normal, at no visible slowdown (it's scanning DLLs under XP as well). Are you saying that this changed in 4.6 (from 4.5)? I doubt it... Maybe you were using Win9x previously?

i was using w98se and w2k and avast was super fast!
now on wxp i found avast very slow

but why on windows xp avast scans so many files
on w2k avast scans files only when i tried to open
now when i open a directory and there are inside 40 files
avast scans almost every files
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Re: new version of avast problem
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2005, 10:29:15 AM »
What do you mean slow? Isn't it just subjective? Windows XP users make up about 75% of our install base and I've heard anyone saying that avast's on-access scanner is slow (more like opposite in fact...) :)
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Re: new version of avast problem
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2005, 10:36:01 AM »
to me is slow
i told u , when i click and open a directoty  avast almost every think
with w98se and 2k only the files that i want to run!
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Re: new version of avast problem
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2005, 10:47:04 AM »
Hm well i found similar issue too with this latest version.
Windows Picture and Fax viewer now takes looooong time to open images and disk is trashing really hard (my drive is defragmented and very clean). With older versions (even beta 4.6) it opened images in just a second if not less.
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Re: new version of avast problem
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2005, 10:50:45 AM »
:) There have been no changes in the way Standard Shield does its job in 4.6 whatsoever.
Don't you have Standard Shield's settings set to High?

Is there a way to reproduce the problem?
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Re: new version of avast problem
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2005, 11:11:07 AM »
I use High all the time and haven't noticed such lag before.
I counted the time to open image and it takes 5 seconds to open 3KB GIF animation (34x20 pix). System is a AthlonXP 3400+ with 512MB of 400MHz DualDDR RAM and a Maxtor 200GB 8MB cache disk drive. PC power isn't the issue i belive...
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Re: new version of avast problem
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2005, 11:14:44 AM »
And stopping the Standard Shield cuts this value to zero? I mean, what makes you thing the delay is avast-related?
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Re: new version of avast problem
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2005, 11:44:09 AM »
Strange,... a 3 kb animation shouldn't take more then 1 second to open! :s
Especially if you are having 1 GB ram! :)

I have tested avast 4.6 beta the following way:

- flash websites with big animations and gif animations on it
- large download of demo of doom3 (app. 461 MB)
- upload of files through FTP
- general websearching with Firefox and IE
- Windows update (slow update but this was due to M$ servers I later found out)
- Email send and receive with Thunderbird
- mIRC/MSN chatting
- Webshield test with *.pif and *.jpg rule (*.jpg now removed off course)
- Webshield test by visiting a XXX-rated website which contains lots of dialers! Avast! alerted me every 5 seconds for xxxToolbar and other trash ( ;D simply to test the software guys!)

I did not found anything unusual.

Avast! Home Edition 4.6  is now running for about 1 hour and 36 minutes now and has scanned 3608 files.
I do not know if that is unusual or not.

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Re: new version of avast problem
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2005, 12:02:19 PM »
Ok Vlk,sorry for that before :-[ Don't know what was the problem exactly,but one run of Norton WinDoctor (standalone ;) ) fixed the issue. Now it openes instantly. First time that i was actually saved by Symantec application ;D
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Re: new version of avast problem
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2005, 12:10:35 PM »
Vlk,
I'm using XP pro.When I'm trying to download a large fail from ftp server with flashget my system is veeeeeeeerrrrrrryyyyyyy slow.Its true-my processor is only 633 MHz but before the new version i didn't have this problem.I'm not sure if this is because of web shield or something else.If i stop web shield during download the system is still slow ??? :-\ (maybe just little faster)
This isn't big problem-i can pause the provider when downloading big files.The strange is that if i pause the provider,begin downloading a large fail and turn on the provider the system is not so lagged ??? ??? ??? ???  ::) 8)