Author Topic: Slow, Slow, Slow  (Read 6986 times)

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RupertNeve

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Slow, Slow, Slow
« on: March 17, 2013, 08:26:23 PM »
I have been using Avast with very great success - until updating to version 8. Now my system is sluggish, and internet access/browser performance is very slow.

My connection speed before the update was ca 20-23Mbps. After the upgrade, it regularly clocks in at 8-10Mbps.

As a test, I uninstalled Avast. General performance was very crisp and speedy. I checked my connection speed at it was ca 28Mbps. I then tried MS Essentials. That clocked in ca 18-2o Mbps.

Not being entirely confident with MS (again, Avast has served me very well) I reinstalled Avast 8.  Once again, poor performance and slow connection speed.

As was the case with v6 and v7, I selected the default installation initially. The 2nd install I chose minimal. Same result: crippling performance.

Any ideas??

enix

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Re: Slow, Slow, Slow
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 03:50:08 AM »
I agree with you, my internet speed becomes very slow when I install Avast, although I use Pro version with no firewall, "website not responding" appears very frequently.

I use Windows 8 x64 with Avast Pro 8.

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Re: Slow, Slow, Slow
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 08:07:53 AM »
hey does it chance if you deactivate the network shield in avast?
Windows 8.1 amd a10-5700 64 bit
12 GB ram 1 tb hard drive. Avast 18, MBAM

Barlin63

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Re: Slow, Slow, Slow
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 02:36:57 PM »
Same here with an new install on a new computer. When I start the computer and check the download speed the speet is 1-2 Mbps. As a solution I turn off the shields for 10 minutes and check the speed again 30-35 Mbps and turn the shields back on. As a result the internet speed stays at 30-35 Mbps.

Is avast working on a solution for this?

Barlin63

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Re: Slow, Slow, Slow
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2013, 06:31:07 PM »
Anyone having the same issues?
Why is avast not responding?

Defence

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Re: Slow, Slow, Slow
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2013, 06:53:13 PM »
I use free avast , internet speed is normal, no problem.

JohanE

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Re: Slow, Slow, Slow
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2013, 05:16:04 PM »
Same here with an new install on a new computer. When I start the computer and check the download speed the speet is 1-2 Mbps. As a solution I turn off the shields for 10 minutes and check the speed again 30-35 Mbps and turn the shields back on. As a result the internet speed stays at 30-35 Mbps.

Is avast working on a solution for this?

I have the exact same problem. Is there a permanent solution to this problem?

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Re: Slow, Slow, Slow
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2013, 05:56:00 PM »
Johan, you have posted in a +/- 8 month old thread.
If you require help, please start a new one en provide details.